Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Required Reading: November 2014

When November comes, things start to move faster than usual. It takes a lot of work to stay on top of the schedule. But, it's also the time of the year when most excitements start pouring in.

This month, I really, truly want to finish my David Mitchell challenge. Jacob de Zoet is breaking my heart, and I can't seem to move on from what I last read. Yes, fiction can do that to me. 

To that, I am adding:
  • Dwellers by Eliza Victoria -TFG's book for the month. 
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera -the last book in my I Dare You To Read challenge. 
    Before I go, here are the books  I read last October:
    • Fludd by Hilary Mantel -4/5 stars -Humorous and symbolic. 
    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Dr. Oliver Sacks -3/5 stars -It challenged misconceptions and case isolation.
    • Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson -5/5 stars -It was both sad and beautiful -it was perfect.
    • Jack: The Tale of Frost -4/5 stars -Grinch has to make a huge step backward from this one. 

    Have a great November!


    1. Jacob de Zoet is heartbreaking? Eeep. Is this your last Mitchell na? Regarding Fludd: "an atheist priest, vicious nuns"...interesting...:D

      1. You have to read it, Tin! hehehe I have The Bone Clocks pa.
        I think, Martel's earlier works are overly shadowed by her Man Booker prized books. If Fludd is an indication of how good a storyteller she is, then the Bookers must be really really good. :)