Read: An Unnecessarily Women by Rabih Alameddine ★★★☆☆ 📚a strange mix of the Beirut setting and literary references dominated the plot.
Read: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt ★★★★★ several unreliable narrators, set in the NY art world beyond my ken. Became an engrossing and affecting read. 📚
Read Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto 📚 ★★★★☆ two sad stories of young folk dealling with death.
Read: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata 📚 ★★★★☆ enjoyable strange tale.
Read: Kartography by Kamila Shamsie ★★★☆☆ 📚
Read: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. I loved the paragraphs, often lacking fullstops and capitals, carried me along. ★★★★★ 📚
Read: The Little House by Kyōko Nakajima, trans: Ginny Tapley Takemori ★★★★★ beautiful story, delicious food. Glimpse into social and domestic life in Japan before & during WW2 📚
Read: The Seduction by Joanna Briscoe – Queasily page turning. ★★★☆☆ 📚
Read: A God in Every Stone – Kamila Shamsie ★★★★☆ page turner, interesting history of WW1 & the Qissa Khwani massacre in Peshawar 📚
Read: Ma’am Darling by Craig Brown ★★★☆☆ 📚 99 witty chapters. Some laugh out loud.