Well, dear readers, November has come and gone. Had some turkey, had some laughs, had some tears — now it’s time to look back then move ahead. So this month started strong then finished with a whimper. Even so, it’s not a bad result (all things considered) with 8 books and 2356 pages completed, plus another couple hundred from unfinished books that will go on next month’s tally. So without further ado, here’s the wrap-up for November:
- The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – 368 pages
- Two Across by Jeff Bartsch – 304 pages
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – 352 pages
- Malice by Higashino Keigo – 276 pages
- Wind and Pinball by Murakami Haruki – 256 pages
- Station Eleven by Emily – 336 pages
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – 214 pages
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman – 250 pages
By far my favorites for the month were Station Eleven and Malice. Both were fantastic books that left me wanting to read more. My mind was completely blown by Malice, and I’m hoping that Station Eleven has a sequel. Stardust was another great jaunt into magical realism by Gaiman. If you like that genre, though, be sure to check out The Ocean at the End of the Lane; it’s also by him and really has a lot of depth.
Castle left me with a bad taste in my mouth, not because it was poorly written, but because I’m not a gothic/horror/noir kind of girl. Maybe the bad feeling was a sign that it was well-written? Hmm…
The rest of the books were kind of mediocre. Some because I was hoping for more, some because I just didn’t connect with the characters. I suppose that’s to be expected. All in all, I’m thrilled to have found two new authors; I think that makes this month a success!
Well, that’s all for now. I hope you had a great November. Share any new discoveries or old favorites revisited; I’d love to hear from you!
Until then, happy reading!
Little Book Reviews