Art Garfunkel famously keeps track of the books he has read since 1968. As of writing this, the count is 1327 (he does not add a review). I thought I could do something similar but I am adding short reviews of books as I read them, and I rake my brain over what I read over the last decades. This is, evidently, a work-in-progress: there are 517 reviews so far. Titles marked with a * are particular favorites.

Kirsten Thorup: Himmel og helvede

Wonderful, semi-magic realism (!) set in the Vesterbro neighbourhood of Copenhagen long before natural wine bars and small plates. As a monument over a now-vanished grey and gritty city, it is immensely valuable. But more importantly: all that as a side-effect of just being a really good story.