Yep, it’s already October 31st and it’s time to figure out what I think I want to read in the month of November. As the weather gets colder I tend to want to stay inside more and hopefully spend my time reading.
Unfortunately, I am still getting through A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It’s a great book and I love his writing but for some reason I am having a hard time making it through the book.
I’m half way through it and on vacation the next couple of days so I’m hoping to be done before I have to get back to work.
I just picked up The Sellout by Paul Beatty, at the library and I have to return it on November 11th, I will most likely pick it up next.
If you haven’t heard, The Sellout is a satirical. It takes place on the outskirts of Los Angeles and our protagonist is a black male who is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist who is killed in a police shootout. His hometown has been literally wiped off the map due to all the chaos with poverty, unemployment and crime. Now his father has been killed by the police. Our protagonist wants to right all kinds of wrongs as much so he decides to reinstate slavery and segregation in the high school. His actions land him in front of the Supreme Court. This book sounded really good to me. It’s a mixture of the new, the old and the political :).
I have been waiting for this book to be available at the library and there is no way in hell I’m not going to read it. I can’t wait to start.
The next book on the list The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. This was my October pick from the Book of the Month Subscription Box. I’m so far behind on my reading. It sounded interesting. Emma Donoghue is not an author I have read before so I’m looking forward to learning about her.
Lib, our protagonist is a nurse with a simple. She is to take care of a girl who has refused to eat for four months. Lib expected to find out that the girl was a fraud and was looking forward to expose both the girl and the town where the girl lived for taking advantage of the situation. This is a psychological thriller about good and evil and about relationships between people from different cultures and worlds.
So these are the books I am challenging myself to get through. I have one more on my Kindle but if I don’t get to that one I won’t feel too bad.
What’s on your TBR this month?