Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Women in Translation Month at an end

Well, that's it then... the end of the official Women In Translation Month readalong.

But it is most definitely not the end of reading women in translation.

This month, thanks to Meytal's initiative in getting the project underway 3 years ago, and keeping stats on the numbers when it comes to women and the world of translation, I've discovered a plethora of new titles to read next. And I've also discovered some amazing new bloggers who are going to be so much fun to follow from now on.

Here are just a few of the titles I'd like to pick up soon:

Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum (reviewed at JacquiWine's Journal)

Subtly Worded by Teffi  (reviewed at Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings)

The Vegetarian by Han Kang (reviewed at Biblibio) -- just one more reason to read this!

The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz (reviewed at Shiny New Books)

Baba Dunja's Last Love by Alina Bronsky  (reviewed at The Writes of Woman)

A True Novel by Minae Mizumura  (reviewed at Tony's Reading List)

And here are a few of the titles I already have handy, ones I'd considered reading this month, from my own shelves and from my local library. I'll never go short-handed when it comes to books!


  1. Melwyk,
    Excellent list! I saw the movie Grand Hotel recently, due to a review/mention of it on Mel's book blog, The Reading Life. I'd like to read The Vegetarian, too. (I have heard that the vegetarian in the story is actually a vegan, although I am not sure if that is truly the case.)

    1. Both of those do sound really good - so many reviews have intrigued me.

  2. I'm bummed out I missed Women in Translation month! Thank you for sharing the list of your potential reads as those are authors I haven't read but more to add to my list!

    1. I had so many good reads for WIT Month! Next year you can read along and we can expand the number of shared titles -- never too many to read about, from all countries.


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