Time for a reading update!
Here is my November TBR:
It was so exciting to choose the books for November. If you haven’t tried monthly reading piles then I recommend you to do so. Yes it might limit your selection for the month (which, btw, you can overcome by reading short stories or other books) but it really keeps you dedicated to reading for the duration of the month! This works especially if you are someone who can’t back down after deciding a to-do list.
I’ve read everything except Maggie Cassidy. It’s been a good month of reading so far, despite the fact that I could have read much more. I still read lots!
Here are the books and my ratings for them:
The Stranger by Albert Camus: 5/5
I can’t wait to re-read this book! People warned me about how depressing it is but really for me it was such a great insight into people who are just not like the society at large.
Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami: 5/5 (or as many stars as there are in the universe)
My favourite writer never disappoints! Wind/Pinball is the newest edition of the the first two novels Murakami ever wrote. They come in one book and the design is pretty awesome.
Pinball 1973 by Haruki Murakami: 5/5
I loved this sequel to Hear the Wind Sing. I can’t wait to do reviews of these two awesome books!
Secret Son by Laila Lalami: 5/5
Oh my god this book. Please pick it up. Easily one of my favourites this month!
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly: 4/5
It took me a while to get through this book but it had a pretty cool ending so I didn’t mind it. Btw, it may come off as a book for kids but it’s not owing to the gruesome imagery.
I don’t yet have a proper picture of Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac. I’m really looking forward to it though! Kerouac is my favourite of the Beat Generation. Who is your Beat G favourite?!
These are some bookmarks that I made for our monthly book club meetings! Everyone loved them and it totally made my day!
(All pictures are mine, please don’t use them without credit and informing me.)