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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

November Book Haul!!

Hi Readers! I just finished the 36th book of the year – Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. I wasn’t expecting to, but I really quite loved reading this one. More on it in a different post! With about 2 months to go, I really hope I will be able to achieve the target of 50 books! If not, I have already passed my target, so no guilt!

I had bought a bunch of books in June, which you can check out here. Now, in November, there are again few more additions to my beauty of a bookshelf! Here are the books I bought recently & cannot wait to devour them!


~~A MAN CALLED OVE by FREDRIK BACKMAN~~
I have read only one book by Fredrik Backman, which is, ‘And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer.’ This book really touched me, it was so full of emotions, written in the simplest manner. Ever since this read, I had decided to read all his books. But, as it often happens with me, I lose track of time & get caught up in the ‘so many books, so little time’ dilemma & end up reading whatever I get my hands on. But, now, I have finally decided to read this book, which is very highly rated & talked about.
337 Pages
4.36/5 stars on Goodreads
Published August 2012

~~KAFKA ON THE SHORE by HARUKI MURAKAMI~~
As you all know that I have recently started reading books by Murakami. I really enjoyed A Wild Sheep Chase, but didn’t quite enjoy Norwegian Wood. So, this will be a tie-breaker, I suppose! I have already heard many good things about this novel, so excited to finally read it! I also want to read more Murakami books from The Rat series. So, that will happen soon too.
467 Pages
4.13/5 stars on Goodreads
Published 2002

~~NOTHING VENTURED by JEFFREY ARCHER~~
I have always loved reading about crime, thriller & mystery novels. Some of my favorite authors in this genre are Dan Brown, Jane Harper. Yet, it is shocking, even to me, that I haven’t read a single book by Jeffrey Archer. So, it is about time to fix it. Unlike most Jeffrey Archer stories, quoting Goodreads, this one is not a detective story, but a story about making of a detective. I already am sure that I will love it. And, post this, I am definitely reading Kane & Abel, which is the author’s most popular & well-known novel.
320 Pages
4.05/5 stars
Published September 2019

~~JOY IN THE MORNING by P.G. WODEHOUSE~~
Last month I read The Adventures of Sally by P.G.Wodehouse. I absolutely loved his style of writing & his ability to play with words. But, my twitter fellows told me that though that’s a nice book, it’s not his funniest. So, now I’m going to read ‘Joy in the Morning’ which is a part of the Jeeves Series. And, since my dad is an ardent Wodehouse fan & has a lot of his books, he recommended this one. So, this is also one of the books on my TBR!
272 Pages
4.34/5 stars on Goodreads
Published 1947

~~THE ATLAS OF REDS & BLUES by DEVI S. LASKAR~~
This title kept showing up in a lot of recommendations & so I finally bought the book. This is her first novel, so naturally I had never before heard about the author. I checked it out on Goodreads & thought that it could be an interesting story. It kind of seems similar to AngieThomas’s ‘The Hate U Give’. Goodreads describes it as ‘an arresting debut novel which bears witness to American racism & abuse of power.’ It is only 258 pages, so I will probably just need one Saturday to finish it!
258 Pages
3.85/5 stars on Goodreads
Published February 2019

~~POSTSCRIPT by CECELIA AHERN~~
We all know how wonderful ‘PS: I Love You’ was. I felt like it was the benchmark on which romantic stories were written later on. I had read it way back in 2010 or so & now that I know there is a sequel, of course I had to read it! Over the years, I read many books by Cecelia Ahern, but I only truly LOVED ‘Where Rainbows End’. All others didn’t quite hit that romantic level as these two did for me. So, I am really excited to read ‘Postscript’!
368 Pages
4.33 stars on Goodreads
Published September 2019

~~MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by LORI GOTTLEIB~~
Last & the best of all! I have already read this one on e-book. But, I LOVED it so much that I had to have a PHYSICAL COPY of it! (I just cannot control myself when it comes to books, despite climate change. Sorry!) Now that I have it in my hands, I feel like reading it again! You can check out my review on this one here.
432 Pages
4.4/5 stars on Goodreads
Published April 2019


So, this is all for now! Some of the classics that I will read really soon are ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott (because there’s a film coming with Emma Watson in it, so of course I gotta read the book before watching the movie!) Also, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale & The Testaments! ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr is another one I am yet to read & is awaiting in the bookshelf. And, so the list is pretty bottomless, but these are definitely the ones I look forward to reading soon enough!

 Also, I am really glad that there are now only a few books in my bookshelf that are unread. That is such an improvement in just one year. As always, if you have some great book recommendations, I’m all ears! And, if you have read any of the books above, let’s discuss in the comments below!!

Until next time,

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