- Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
- Badenheim 1939 by Aharon Appelfeld
- Journey to the End of the Night - Celine
- Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light - Ivan Klima
- A Model Childhood - Christa Wolf (also published as Patterns of Childhood)
- Kaddish for a Child Not Born - Irme Kertesz
After checking out, and looking lovingly at the pile in the bag (it's like taking a puppy home some times)...I realized that all of them except Smilla are about war, and all except Smilla and Celine are about Germany/The Holocaust. This on top of Loving, Dance to the Music of Time being about Nick in the Army in WWII, and also reading The Zookeeper's Wife...could I get more immersed in the goings-on in Europe during the 1930s/1940s? I'm not sure what's taking me there right now.
I'm most excited about Kaddish... it's really short and looks AMAZING. This year I also picked up Kertesz's Fateless (or Fatelessness depending on if you're getting an American or British edition) but haven't read it yet (surprise surprise). I might start reading it tonight.