TBR | Women in Translation Month Bingo

These are my planned reads for Women in Translation Month Bingo. It’s always hard for me to actually stick to my TBR since I’m primarily a mood reader. And now there’s the added difficulty that I’m moving, again. I just got a job (hooray!) and now need to pack up everything I own again (boo!) and move to Alberta. And I’ll be changing library systems, again. So we’ll see how this goes but this list may be subject to change depending on time and library availability. I’ve already started stocking my e-reader up for the subsequent road rip to go see houses and for moving day.


First Row Across

  • Classic Book: The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu (Also the #ladyclassic pick for August) (Japan, translated from Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker)
  • Author from South Asia: Imaginary Maps by Mahasweta Devi (India, translated from Bengali by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak)
  • Graphic Novel: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (Japan, translated from Japanese by Jocelyne Allen)
  • Book Written Before You Were Born: Women without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran by Shahrnush Parsipur (Iran, translated from Persian by Faridoun Farrokh)
  • Author from Central America: Riverbed of Memory by Daisy Zamora (Nicaragua, translated from Spanish by Barbara Paschke)

Second Row Across

  • Author from Western Europe: Ladivine by Marie NDiaye (France, translated from French by Jordan Stump)
  • Poetry: A Musical Hell by Alejandra Pizarnik (Argentina, translated from Spanish by Yvette Siegert)
  • Author from East Asia: Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang (China, translated from Chinese by Karen S. Kingsbury
  • Historical Fiction: The Lover by Marguerite Duras (France, translated from French by Barbara Bray)
  • Mystery/Crime Novel: A Crack in the Wall by Claudia Piñeiro (Argentina, translated from Spanish by Miranda France)

Third Row Across

  • Non-fiction: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich (Russia, translated from Russian by Bela Shayevich)
  • Book by a Woman of Colour: The Proof of the Honey by Salwa Al Neimi (Syria, translated from Arabic by Cal Perkins)
  • Free Space!: Sin is a Puppy That Follows you Home by Balaraba Ramat Yakubu (Nigeria, translated from Hausa by Aliyu Kamal)
  • Author from Eastern Europe: Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk (Poland, translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
  • Author from West Asia: The Flea Palace by Elif Shafak (Turkey, translated from Turkish by Muge Gocek)

Fourth Row Across

  • A Love Story: Sphinx by Anne Garréta (France, translated from French by Emma Ramadan)
  • Author from Africa: The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy by Paulina Chiziane (Mozambique, translated from Portuguese by David Brookshaw)
  • Author from South America: Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Short Stories by Silvina Ocampo (Argentina, translated from Spanish by Daniel Balderston)
  • Short Stories: Karate Chop: Stories by Dorthe Nors (Denmark, translated from Danish by Martin Aitken)
  • Debut Novel: Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk (Canada, translated from Inuttitut by Bernard Saladin d’Anglure)

Fifth Row Across

  • Author from South East Asia: Paradise of the Blind by Dương Thu Hương (Vietnam, translated from Vietnamese by Nina McPherson & Phan Huy Đường)
  • Speculative Fiction: The Silent City by Elisabeth Vonarburg (Canada, translated from French by J. Brierley)
  • Award Winning: Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin (South Korea, translated from Korean by Chi-Young Kim)
  • Author from North America: Mãn by Kim Thúy (Canada, translated from French by Sheila Fischman)
  • Memoir: My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende (Chile, translated from Spanish)

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