What Books I’m Reading in 2019

What books to read in 2019?? I just finished Michelle Obama’s new memoir in Spanish. The Spanish translation was carried out by three translators, and I was impressed with their ability to capture her voice and style. I’m now re-reading Lucia Berlin’s short stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women.

A few more books I hope to read this year are…

  1. Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Testament, which is arriving in September.
  2. Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba was released by a new-to-me publisher called Transit Books in Oakland, California. It was voted one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian.
  3. Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami begins on a rainy night in Tokyo. I’m already hooked because the setting sounds like classic Murakami.
  4. Cristina Rivera Garza’s The Taiga Syndrome is bringing this author into the spotlight.
  5. Nordic noir also makes my list, especially during the chilly winter months.

What are you reading right now?

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