I don’t know why I am doing this because I know I won’t be able to stick to it, but here I am again with another TBR.
I have been reading Stephen King’s “It” for the past weeks and I’m still only half-way throught it. It’s soooooo long and scary and disgusting AND so creepy.
But I want to read more diverse stories by diverse authors, I want to get to know different lifestyles! Also, since I am studying literature at university I need to expand my knowledge.
This month I won’t have much time so read for pleasure, but I’ll see what I can do. I am going to spend countless hours on a train back and forth from Venice, so I better start reading!
And without much further ado, let’s get into my November TBR:
For my last literature exam I have to read “Othello” and I loved it. I didn’t expect it to, but I did and I am pretty excited to get my hands of these two other plays. On the other hand, I am not looking forward to Dunne’s collection of poetry. Renaissane poetry is not something I am particularly fond of, but it’s mandatory so I have to.
Moreover, I found the Royal Shakespeare Comapany’s adaptation of both “King Lear” and “Richard II” on DVD and I’m over the moon. 3 hours of David Tennant, baby!!!!
- Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give”
I’ve heard wonderful reviews of this book and I cannot wait to read it!!
For those who aren’t familiar with it, it’s about Starr, a young 16-year-old girl who witnesses her childhood best friend (an unarmed black boy) being killed in a fatal shooting by the police.
It’s a book about race, loss, injustice, tragedy and more.
As soon as I finish “It”, this one will be the first I’ll pick up.
- Benjamin Alire Saenz, “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life”
This summer I read “Dante and Aristotle discover the secrets of the universe” and naturally I had to check out Saenz’s new book. I love how fast paced his books are and the lovely stories the author narrates.
The books is about Sal and his life. He was adopted by a gay father and he is perfectly content with his loving family. But his previous life haunts him and it forces him to confront his feelings.
I can’t wait to read this and hopefully I’ll love it just as much as the previous one.
- Sabrina Benaim, “Depression & Other Magic Tricks”
I have always disliked poetry, even since I was in elementary school. But recently I have started reading modern poets and I am so interested in deepening this newfound fascination of mine.
I read “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and Her Sunflowers” by Rupi Kaur and since this book is in the opening rounds of Goodreads’ Choice Award 2017, I decided to give it a go.
I know nothing about it, but to me the title is pretty self-explanatory. It’s very short and I hope to get to it as soon as possible.
I am pretty happy about my selection of books this month. I wanted to have a mix of physical, ebooks and audiobooks so I could read (or listen to) as much as I could even while I do the laundry or clean the kitchen. Sadly, I wasn’t able to. I only have digital books and I hate it. Having an actual book in your hands makes for such a better reading experience.
Let me know if you’ve read them or if you have recommendations.