Book Blog: Literary Tastings © Goethe-Institut Glasgow Each month we pick a book that has made waves in the UK recently and we pair it up with an equally wonderful German book with a similar feel. Tell me more Latest Edition Cover © Seagulls Books December 2018Ulrike Almut Sandig: ‘But I won’t say a word…’ Fans of Rachel McCrum’s The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate might like to check out Ulrike Almut Sandig’s Thick of it. Previous Editions Cover © Pushkin Press November 2018Before the Feast: rewriting the old stories Readers of Ali Smith might enjoy losing themselves in this novel by Saša Stanišić. Cover © Sandstone Press October 2018Babylon Berlin: Politics to the sound of the cocaine blues If John Le Carré’s Call for the Dead had you on the edge of your seat, you should investigate Volker Kutscher’s Babylon Berlin. Cover © Chicken House Press September 2018The Thief Lord: on the trail of winged lions Drawn in by Eva Ibbotson’s Journey to the River Sea? Check out Cornelia Funke’s The Thief Lord for more journeys to remarkable places. Cover © Arc Publications August 2018Jan Wagner: Telling it slant Fans of Don Paterson's 40 Sonnets might want to check out Jan Wagner's poetry. Cover © Portobello books July 2018Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days: A whole World of Reasons If you like Kate Atkinson’s novel Life After Life, you might also enjoy Jenny Erpenbeck's The End of Days. Cover © Serpent's Tail June 2018Judith Hermann: Silence Speaks Volumes If you like Tove Jansson's short stories, you might also enjoy Judith Hermann's Letti Park.