Hello and welcome to my November 2020 reading status!
Since the previous reading status in October I finished 3 books – mystery a la Agatha Christie, the highly anticipated “The Testaments”, and a weird story from South Korea.
This month I also started knitting! 🧶 I managed to finish two scarfs and a winter hat. Re-discovering knitting certainly impacted my reading time, as most evenings I preferred to knit rather than read. Maybe this is a window of opportunity for getting acquainted with audio-books?
I am reading Love in Amsterdam by Nicolas Freeling. Featuring the Dutch inspector Van der Valk, the book tells a detective story of a murder in Amsterdam. The first chapters are promising, will be back with impressions after reading the entire saga!
Based on the Van der Valk books there is also a fresh new TV series on PBS.
First book finished was a Midwinter Muder by Agatha Christie. It is a collection of winter-themed short stories, just in time for the winter holidays.
I liked a lot reading this book – it’s like transporting yourself in a winter universe where mysterious happenings take place, all designed by Agatha Christie.
Next book I read was The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. For me, this was one of the most expected books to read this season … and it exceeded all my expectations.
Back to Gilead, the universe where The Handmaid’s Tale took place, readers are presented with other stories and points of view, this time with an Aunt in the spotlight.
After that followed The Vegetarian by Han Kang, my pick for joining the Novellas in November initiative. I first heard about Han Kang in the context of the Future Library.
This book is definitely high on my “top weirdest books I’ve ever read” list. I found the story quite blunt and obscure, not in an interesting way.
I have in the pipeline Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami and I would also love to read The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste.
And if I could also read a non-fiction book for Nonfiction November – for example, Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez – then the end of the year would have an amazing finale 🙂
‘Till next time … happy reading!