December 1, 2012 17 Comments
I read 16 books this last month. Not bad, although I should admit that some were quite short. I had a good month.
For the first time ever (since I have two blogs), I read more books for my Dutch blog than for my English blog. That’s good because I want to make my Dutch blog a bit bigger, it’s always been on second place – it still is – but I’ve had some really good response from readers and publishers. Also, the number of visitors has increased quite a lot the last few months (some days, it’s as many as Leeswammes’ Blog, which is amazing for a blog that can only be understood by a much smaller subset of the world’s population than Leeswammes’ Blog).
Anyway, Leeswammes’ Blog is not going to be forgotten. At all. I’m not trying to post every day now, which I used to do, but I still post 4-5 times a week on this blog. Which is more than some people manage who have only one blog. So, nothing to worry about! 🙂
Books that stood out:
I really enjoyed Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. She’s one of my favorite authors and didn’t disappoint. Also not disappointing was Heft by Liz Moore, a book I was expecting to love, and I did!
This is what I read
Click on the blue links to go to the review
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Contemporary fiction. 5 stars
Heft by Liz Moore. Contemporary fiction. 5 stars
Without Mercy by Renate Dorrestein. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy. Contemporary fiction. 4 stars
Annabel by Kathleen Winter. Fiction. 4 stars
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander. Short stories. 3.5 stars
The Red House by Mark Haddon. Contemporary fiction. 3 stars
Before I Go to Sleep by S. L. Watson. Thriller. 5 stars
De jongen die demonen zag [The Boy Who Could See Demons] by Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Contemporary fiction. 5 stars
Eerst een huis [First a House]by Cathelijn Schilder. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
Nacht over Westwoud [Night over Westwoud] by Wanda Reisel. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
De regenboogbende [The Rainbow Troops] by Andrea Hirata. Fiction. 4 stars
De verzegelde brief [The Sealed Letter] by Emma Donoghue. Historical fiction. 4 stars
Raak mij aan [Lies of the Heart] by Michelle Boyajian. Contemporary fiction. 4 stars
Houvast [Grip] by Linda Jansma. Thriller. 4 stars
Nacht in Parijs by Michael Berg. Thriller. 4 stars
Reviews of books I read before November
Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice by Nathan Leslie. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer. Contemporary fiction. 4 stars
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos. Contemporary fiction. 3.5 stars
I also discussed Why I Give High Ratings to Books, a post that proved very popular. Everyone has an opinion on the matter. 🙂
What was YOUR favorite book in November?