Welcome to The Monthly Booking

Curated monthly reading lists focusing on translations, small presses, and books in German

Reading Lists & Reviews

Each month a new list of four books: one fiction, one non-fiction, one translation, one small-press publication. Read along, or simply be inspired by the reviews.

Books in German

Reviews of the best German, Austrian and Swiss authors available in English translation, plus recommendations for new books in German yet to be translated but highly deserving of it.

Bookshops and Co.

Reviews of my favourite bookshops around the world, plus the occasional article on a small press, podcast, subscription service or new way to read.

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

Harper Lee


The Monthly Booking was born of a desire to read more thoughtfully, expand my literary horizons, and focus on the kind of books that really matter to me.

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