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
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. 😀
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.
2. H. P. Lovecraft
I’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
The Little Stranger is very atmospheric, dark, beautiful and gothic. It’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. I’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
When I want a break from everything gothic I read The Rosie Project. It’s hilarious and kind. It is about a man with Asperger’s syndrome who’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?