Currently reading in November

I used to read only one book at a time. Book blogging raises reading appetites, though. Now it seems that reading only one book is like listening to only one song. There’s a need for different books at different times. Here are the books I’m currently reading.

1. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

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The Seven Sisters is my first attempt to get into some series. I picked up The Seven Sisters because it sounded dynamic and adventurous.

It’s a story about several sisters who were separately adopted by a rich man. Their childhood passed on a private island in a castle-like house. They grew up very different, each with their own talents and aspirations. When their father dies, he leaves them letters with clues on how to discover more about their ancestry and history. The Seven Sisters is the first book in the series, and looks like it is focusing on the eldest sister only. Thus, my guess is, there is a book per a sister. ๐Ÿ˜€

The Seven Sisters is indeed full of action that takes you through different countries and different epochs. It’s slightly too romantic for my liking, but I’m quite enjoying the overall story.

(An update: I finished the book, so you can now read my review of The Seven Sisters.)

2. H. P. Lovecraft

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Iโ€™m also going through Lovecraft’s short stories right now. They are truly, high-class scary. They are also quite thought-provoking. I like it when there’s a higher purpose to being scared. I’m quite enjoying the stories so far.

3. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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The Little Stranger is very atmospheric, dark, beautiful and gothic. Itโ€™s about a noble family living in a grand but quickly dilapidating house. A local doctor befriends them. Together they start witnessing horrible mysterious events happening in the house.ย Iโ€™m listening to the audio version of the story. The narration is perfect! There’s a lot of feeling and intonation in the voice but nothing is overplayed.

(An update: here’s a link to my review of The Little Stranger)

4. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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When I want a break from everything gothic I read The Rosie Project. It’s hilarious and kind. Itย is about a man with Asperger’s syndrome whoโ€™s looking for a wife. Whenever I read it, I hear the voice of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. If you are a fan of Sheldon you will also like this book. (An update: my review of The Rosie Project.)

There are samples of a few more books on my Kindle. Besides almost all the books with beautiful covers have arrived. Thus, I’m in no lack of books for November. I’m aiming to be even more selective with my books this month, so that in the end I can recommend the most of them to you. How is your November going on? Are you reading anything?

22 thoughts on “Currently reading in November

    1. Great ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for letting me know! Review coming very soon! I really can’t say anything bad about this book. I personally don’t like romance elements in books so much, but it fits this book and it’s well-written.

  1. I picked up The Seven Sisters because one of the covers features a spacescape and I thought I was going to be reading a science fiction adventure! Though I recall that I did enjoy Riley’s writing, which seemed enjoyably different and accomplished. Happy reading, Alexandra:)

    1. Now I learned the word too! Thank you! His writing is very special, but it’s quite easy to get used to. Problems start when I start speaking this way in my everyday life.

  2. You got me at high-class scary and thought-provoking for Lovecraft ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m not sure if I can handle high class scary but I just might give it a try ahahaha ๐Ÿ˜…

    1. Guess what! All this time I’ve had a sample. The book is so huge that the sample itself has at least one full story (and it’s awesome, called The Beast In The Cave). All this time the book was for the price of 13$. Because I failed to find it on Gutenberg project (a site for public domain books) I finally decided to purchase this Amazon Kindle version. Here comes the most important thing: right now it’s for 0.00$! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I purchased it and double checked. It’s the same book that linked in the post and it’s for free right now. I’m sure it’s one of those daily deals today, so the price will change soon. Please check before you buy (if you want to buy) in case they changed it already.

  3. The Rosie Project!! One of my all-time favorites! I love Don; he is hilarious, and the situations he gets himself into are priceless. I totally see Benedict Cumberbatch playing him in the movie. (I heard Ryan Reynolds is in the running, but I do not agree with that, though I do love me some Ryan!) This book made my Powerhouse Books list a few months ago:

    The Rosie Effect (the sequel) is pretty good, too. Not AS hilarious as the first book, but still very funny.

    1. Hey, thanks for letting me know! I don’t know what Powerhouse Books list is but I’ll check it out. It is an awesome book! I think it’s the hardest to write books with perfect right humour, but The Rosie Project seems to be exactly like this.

      1. I agree. I find humorous writing to be the most difficult to master. It’s easy to make a few jokes here and there, but to write a full-length comedic masterpiece?? RESPECT.

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