For 2017, I will be reviewing at least one new book a month for my Shelf Life blog series.
Here are the confirmed titles to look forward to, not listed in order of publication date or preference, just how I pulled them off my shelves:
- Now That It’s Over by O Thiam Chin
- 「如果世界上的貓都消失了」 by Genki Kawamura (Chinese translated from Japanese)
- The Ward, edited by John Lorinc; Ellen Scheinberg; Tatum Taylor and Michael McClelland
- The Seven Ages by Louise Glück
- Heat, Flesh, Trash, Southeast Asian Urban Anthologies (Vol 1,2,3), edited by Cassandra Khaw & Angeline Woon
- Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
- Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- 「燈塔」by Christophe Chabouté (Chinese translated from French.)
- 「暫時無法安放的」Standing Room Only by 鄧九雲 (Chinese)
- Tapestries, Short Stories from the Asian Pacific Rim, edited by Sharon Jeroski
- If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
- And The Walls Come Crumbling Down by Tania de Rozario
Some of these are pretty old and quite well known and I just never got a chance to read them, others I picked up while traveling this summer from local publishers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The list also features a mix of fiction, comic, poetry and non-fiction genres, which is a personal reading trend I’ve come to develop and love.
2017 is shaping up to be a really great year for my Shelf Life! I’m excited for the journeys I’ll be taking with each text. 🙂