For the second book in my 2022 book challenge, I chose The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter by Matei Călinescu, originally published in 1969. This was right in the middle of Romania’s Communist government, and since Călinescu left Romania a few years later, this novel has gained a cult following. Another distinguishing factor is […]
I have kicked off my book challenge with Forest of the Hanged by Romanian novelist Liviu Rebreanu, originally published in 1922. This satisfies Category 9 of the challenge, a novel of Rebreanu’s that wasn’t assigned in school. In my case, that’s any of them.
Many of us want to read more books, right? But we don’t always do it. For some people, setting a challenge with specific guidelines and deadlines can be helpful. This is the story of how I decided to follow a Romanian Bookstagram challenge.