• Book #9 – The Bone Fire

    My ninth book in the 2022 challenge is The Bone Fire by György Dragomán. The book satisfies Category 21 of the challenge, a novel with a woman protagonist. I’m also counting Dragomán as a Romanian author, as he was born in Romania, not to mention that the novel takes place in Dragóman’s native Transylvania.

  • Book #8 – The Bucharest Dossier

    Most Americans don’t know much about the Romanian Revolution, and even the ones who know some things probably don’t know as much as they think.

  • Book #7 – I’m an Old Commie!

    My seventh book in the 2022 challenge is I’m an Old Commie! by Dan Lungu. The book satisfies Category 13 of the challenge, a psychological novel. The book The story centers around Emilia, a retired woman who was a metalworker in a factory during Romania’s communist era and has struggled to adjust both to life […]

  • Book #6 – My Sister, the Serial Killer

    Content warning: violence, death, partner abuse, child abuse My sixth book in the 2022 challenge is My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. The book satisfies Category 16 of the challenge, a popular novel published after 2010. I have chosen to interpret popular to mean commercial. This refers more to a novel’s aims more […]

  • Book #5 – Goliath

    Content warning: violence My fifth book in the 2022 challenge is Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi. The book satisfies Category 1 of the challenge, a book published in 2022. This also means we’re already one-fifth of the way through the challenge! Can you believe it? The book The main story takes place in the 2050s, where […]

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