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Welcome to The Monthly Booking

Curated reading lists focusing on translation and independent presses, plus occasional books in German

Reading Lists & Reviews

Regular curated reading lists, plus weekly reviews of new and not-so-recent books, mainly in the fields of literary fiction, translation, independent publishing and popular non-fiction.

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, Articles & More

Reviews of my favourite bookshops around the world, independent press profiles, and occasional articles on podcasts, literary subscription services or new ways to enjoy reading.

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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