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Joined July 2018

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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🐷👍

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Eden | Stanislaw Lem
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Perfect blend of good old-fashioned sci-fi adventuring and social commentary.

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Started out a little slow but ended up a true page-turner that made me look forward to all of its bite-sized myths.

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the hate you give | Angie Thomas
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Teaching option 2

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An absolute delight from start to finish; kept me chuckling throughout.

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The Orchard Keeper | Cormac McCarthy
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This was not the right book for my current state of mind. While I generally love McCarthy‘s trademark vagueness in style and content, this was too much even for me. In fact, I barely knew what was going on at most points in the story, let alone which character the focus was on. (And yet, as always, I enjoyed McCarthy‘s evocative descriptions and odd similes.)

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Teaching option 1

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Widerfahrnis | Bodo Kirchhoff
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Another (successful) attempt to get into contemporary German literature. I appreciated all the little meta nods to book writing and editing.

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Using the summer break to read a Stephen King classic, an annual tradition since 2018.

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Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Highly enjoyable – if it wasn‘t for that cheap (non-)ending...

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Regenroman | Karen Duve
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Strange and atmospheric, funny and weird.

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The Drowned World | J. G. Ballard
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A bit of a slow read that got better whenever it deviated from its lame hero-versus-villain plot.

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An excellent addition to the alternate-history genre. Kracht‘s use of dense (yet clear and vivid) language is unparalleled in German literature.

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Excellent stuff that strikes a perfect balance between brainy and entertaining. Reading "Story of your Life" made me love the movie adaptation even more, such an amazing concept...

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Die Hauptstadt: Roman | Robert Menasse
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Roughly 100 pages in, still not hooked; not really my kind of thing.

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Raumpatrouille: Geschichten | Matthias Brandt
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Perfect length (and depth) for two train rides.

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I don‘t normally reread books, but this one with its crazy premise has been on my mind a lot recently. The chatty, playful bits haven‘t aged all that well, but the overall build-up remains great.

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Tyll | Daniel Kehlmann
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Usually not my genre at all; devoured within a week.

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Du httest gehen sollen | Daniel Kehlmann
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Daniel Kehlmann x Stephen King

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Inverted World | Christopher Priest
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A bonkers idea executed almost masterfully - if it wasn‘t for the final revelation, which was a bit of a let-down considering all the crazy stuff that happened before.

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Utterly captivating in the first half, kinda boring in the second.

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1979: ein Roman | Christian Kracht
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There‘s something both satisfying and depressing to seeing an unlikable protagonist like 1979‘s willingly annihilate himself. A strange read.

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While seeing all the plot pieces fall into place felt kind of satisfying, this book‘s genre-hopping felt somewhat awkward and tedious at times.

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Vor dem Fest: Roman | Sasa Stanisic
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I should really try to read more contemporary German literature. Good stuff 🦊👍

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Child of God | Cormac McCarthy
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Highly disturbing and yet strangely accessible for a McCarthy novel.

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Surprisingly, I completely and utterly enjoyed this.

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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The literary equivalent of fast food. While I can‘t say I didn‘t enjoy the story, the final third did feel somewhat shallow and too eager to set up the inevitable sequels.

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Cities of the Plain | Cormac McCarthy
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Tragic and funny, sprawling and dense – I‘m happy I finally got to read it. I especially enjoyed that low-key time jump and the meta-narrative that‘s part of the epilogue.

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A book I‘ve been reading on and off for the past eight years; sometimes forgetting about it and then returning, always dreading getting to the final page and the end of this journey across the oceans. I did hit it today, but luckily I have little to no memory of most of the beautiful, anecdotal essays contained in this volume. Though I will likely never see any of Schalansky‘s islands in person, I will return to them in reading for sure.

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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I‘m a bit of a sucker for Weir‘s brand of educational entertainment, but Artemis‘s haphazard plot and flat characters are a bit of a let-down. (I‘ll probably still read whatever he writes next.)

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A short and rewarding classic

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Die Spieluhr | Ulrich Tukur
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This is a good book that I wasn‘t really in the mood for. It was over before I realized this.

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The Mist | Stephen King
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My face while reading this.

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Verzeichnis einiger Verluste | Judith Schalansky
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A truly evocative bundle of narratives and essays, some amazing and some okay.

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Books of Blood, Vol. 1 | Clive Barker
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Good stuff.

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A pleasant mix of genres that somehow felt too accessible for its own sake, especially compared to Faber‘s amazing Under the Skin, which still haunts me to this day

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Der Schneesturm | Vladimir Sorokin
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A strange hodgepodge of genres. Not sure yet if I like it.

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Big Mouth & Ugly Girl | Joyce Carol Oates
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Sweet and sincere, a very enjoyable read.

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Not really my cup of tea, but that‘s okay.

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Finally a Philip K. Dick book I enjoyed.

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Really enjoying this so far.

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Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Some clever ideas wrapped in an often meandering story. Not the best book I‘ve read this year, but a decent escape from reality on the daily commute.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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👻👍

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It. Movie Tie-In | Stephen King
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A roaring, sprawling beast of a novel. I read this a long time ago and, much like the grown-ups in the story, couldn‘t remember any of it. Re-reading it made for a highly enjoyable summer project, finished in six weeks and across two continents.

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A pleasant read that left me craving something more plot-heavy.

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Die Zukunft des Mars | Georg Klein
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Post-modern companion piece to all the Soviet/GDR sci-fi I used to read.

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