German Literature Month is back, this year rolling into its second decade with a new style badge, featuring the glories of Stuttgart City Library. (Link to: https://unsplash.com/s/photos/stuttgart-library ) I think you’ll agree, it is an aspirational building, with bookshelves and reading sofas to die for! It serves as a reminder to start seeking out the literary treasures, originally written in German, on your shelves, prepare your comfortable reading nook and discover some great reads during the month of November.
What are we planning this year? Like last year, there will be two parallel programs.
I will be focusing on books set during the run-up to WWII, the war itself and its aftermath, including historical fiction set during that period.
Lizzy offers a tour of German-speaking countries and more besides. All timescales, genres and destinations are valid choices provided the work was originally written in German.
Week 1 November 1-7 From or set in Austria
Week 2 November 8-14 From or set in Germany
Week 3 November 15-21 From or set in Switzerland featuring Dürrenmatt Day on 18.11.2021 to commemorate his centenary
November 22-28 Elsewhere
November 29-30 Here, There, Anywhere
In addition, there are a couple of readalongs.
11.11.2021 Inventory of Losses – Judith Schalansky (hosted by Lizzy)
26.11.2021 The Passenger – Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz (A Literature and War readalong hosted by Caroline)
As always you may take up some or all of our reading prompts or do you own thing entirely. Whatever you do, have fun. (That’s an order. )
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Looking forward to it already 🙂
I’m so glad to hear that.
great can’t wait
Me too. I’ve already read quite a few great books.
I really hope I’ll be able to take part in it this time. I have missed participating in it.
It would me so nice if you would.
Hi Caroline! I am glad German Literature Month is back. A few years ago, I participated and read Hans Fallada’s ‘Alone in Berlin’. This time, I would like to read ‘The Passenger’. I can see that the paperback is affordable. I would like to read ‘Inventory of Losses’ too, but I can’t find a copy. I will keep looking out. For sure, I will read ‘The Passenger’, though. Thank you for hosting! 🙂
PS: I am sending a lot of love to Max and Isis.
I’m so glad that you will join. I was wondering what happened after your second Twitter disappearance. I hope you’re well. I had another readalong title but then I saw this and couldn’t let it pass. I still need to read that Fallada. Max and Isis say hello to you and Anu Boo.
This is so wonderful, Caroline! Thanks so much for hosting GLM with Lizzy! This is one of my favourite reading events of the year and I can’t wait! It is so amazing that GLM is stepping into its second decade now! Time just flies! It is also so cool that this is Dürrenmatt’s centenary! Hoping to read a Dürrenmatt or two 😊 So excited for November to arrive!
Its so nice that you participate again. It’s quite an achievement eleven years. And you’ve been part of it from the beginning 😊I need to see what Dürrenmatt I’ve got here. I’m tempted to read a few too.
Yes, eleven years is amazing! I’m so happy that I’ve been able to participate in GLM from the beginning. Can’t wait for this year’s edition! Already got ‘The Passenger’, so I’m in for the readalong 😊 Am making a reading list right now for GLM. So exciting!
Very exciting, I agree.
I hope I will be able to read as much as I planned.
Looking forward to reading about your reading plans 😊
Lovely to see a post from you in my reader this morning! I’m hoping to join in with GLM this year – luckily there are one two books on my shelves that will fit. X
Thanks, Jacqui. It would be lovely if you could join. It should be an interesting month. Xx
Sounds great! Reading Dürrenmatt is always a treat and I really want to read The Passenger too!!!
Yay! I couldn’t name one Dürrenmatt that’s not worth it.
Ah, so looking forward to this, as every year – and this time I am sure I can read one from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, one per each week.
That’s wonderful news. Glad to have you join us.
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Hooray! I have a couple of contenders lined up. Although my reading is still not great, they’re short novels so I’m hopeful I’ll get them read and posted in time. Lovely badge 🙂
That is wonderful news. My reading is like yours but I still chose two chunksters. Hopefully I’ll manage. And my readalong title and some Dürrenmatt maybe. Thank you about the badge. It was entirely Lizzy’s idea and doing. I like it too.
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How fun to have the tradition continue! I’m in, of course. xo
That is wonderful, Bellezza xx
p.s. My blog URL has changed to dolcebellezza2.wordpress.com
I will change the link. Thank you.
Thank you for changing it, Caroline.
p.s.s. The Passenger is absolutely breathtaking. I loved, loved, loved it.
I’m so glad to hear that. I’m looking forward to reading it.
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One book and one film down so far.
That’s great. I hope you’re well. I haven’t been around much. Still battling chronic pain and still not found a good doctor.
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