What I Read in November
Somebody Told Me by Rick Bragg
Okay, so if I’m being honest, my November reading goals were a flop. Somehow, I made it through to December only having read one book (which, I might add, wasn’t even on my list of reading goals for the month). For some reason, even though I had to have started at least five different books, I couldn’t really seem to get into any of them, and by the end of the month all I’d read was this collection of newspaper stories written in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Hopefully this month will be a little more successful in making it through my “required” reading!
My December Bookshelf
The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel
A couple of months ago, I read Station Eleven by this author and absolutely loved it! The other day, armed with an Amazon gift card (birthday gift from my brother, who clearly knows me too well), I went searching for more books by her and decided to start with this one after reading a sample of it on my iPad.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book, and being an introvert myself I’d really like to see someone else’s take on the subject, and on how this personality type that I usually hate so much might actually be a good thing in disguise.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
The same list I read which told me to read Station Eleven listed this book as well, and given my recent love of creative non-fiction pieces, I’m excited to read this book full of them. I’ve never read anything else by Mantel, so this will be a first.
So now I want to know – what are you reading this month, or what have you read lately that you’ve really loved?