I didn’t have much time to read since I’ve started studying because studying Law involves a lot of reading and then after a long day, I often don’t have time and so instead of reading, I just relax in bed and watch Netflix (a very bad habit). However, I was bought a couple of books and have also been gifted some and I really want to read all of them over the course of 2022. Here’s the list!
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
My mother’s best friend told me about this book because he loves crime novels and said, this is one of the best ones he’s ever read, and he has read many books! I’ve first heard of The Maltese Falcon in the summer of 2017 when we were on vacation in San Francisco together and ate at the restaurant the protagonist of the novel loves! It was a great steak house and that was the time, my mom’s friend told me about this awesome story. Then, this summer, we talked about it again and so it was the first book I bought in Munich at a great English book store!
Weilbliche Unsichtbarkeit – translated: Female Invisibility
Sadly, this book is only avaiable in German, as far as I know. My dad got it for me and I am super excited to read it. It explains how the female invisibilty began, how women were characterized to only pick berries in the stone age to being only a wife and cook nowadays. The French author is a scientist explaining how male scientists have spread wrong information and therefore contributed to what the calls the female invisibility. New evidence shows that stoneage women did not pick berries, while the men were out hunting – that women were not pushed into the background, but were wrongly accused to be by scientists millenia later. I’ve always loved books or movies about emancipation, the role of the woman and women in science, politics – in general, feminist literature and I am positive this new book won’t disappoint!
Die Kanzlerin – translated: The Chancellor
Sadly, also a German book – but maybe not as interesting for people outside of Germany and Europe, as it depicts the “era Merkel”, as we call it in Germany, and describes how she changed the country and the Eureopean Union over the course of her 16 years as the German Chancellor.
Since I am 18 years old now, Angela Merkel has been the Chancellor for as long as I can remember and has mastered the many crises well over the last years. I am not a fan of her party, but have always looked up her as the first female Chancellor, being a very powerful political figure all over the world, respected by every country and a steady leader for Germany over the years. She has mastered many crises over the years – the financial crisis in 2008, the refugee crisis in 2015 and then covid in 2020 and has made her motto “Wir schaffen das” (“We’ll make it”) come true.
All in all, I am super excited to take a look back at the past 16 years, find out more about her governing style, her faults and how she shaped Germany and Europe.
That’s it for now, I have a couple of more books in mind, but don’t think I can master all of them over the course of the next few months!
Tell me, what books are you planning to read in 2022? Happy reading!