Read in November 2012

November was a fun month for reading, in terms of new-to-me authors (Elena Ferrante, Lydia Peelle, Ellis Avery, James M. Cain, Colin Cotterill, Marge Piercy, and especially Tessa Hadley), and exploring different countries and cultures (the amazingly researched Japanese tea ceremony in The teahouse fire, Cameron Highlands, Laos, Naples, Korea, and of course lovely England and the US).

My favourite reads of the months were The English Patient, Persuasion, Married Love: and Other Stories, My Brilliant Friend. 

Fiction (13)
The English patient – Michael Ondaatje (library e-book)
The teahouse fire – Ellis Avery (library book)
Reasons for and advantages of breathing – Lydia Peelle
Persuasion – Jane Austen (library book)
The garden of evening mists – Tan Twan Eng (library book)
Married Love: and other stories – Tessa Hadley (TLC Book Tour)
Everything will be all right – Tessa Hadley (library book)
The postman always rings twice – James M. Cain
Far from the madding crowd – Thomas Hardy (e-book)
The Coroner’s Lunch (Dr Siri Paiboun #1) – Colin Cotterill (library e-book)
My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante (library book)
Woman on the edge of time – Marge Piercy (library e-book)
The new moon with the old – Dodie Smith (library book)

Graphic novel (1)
The Color of Heaven (Color Trilogy #3) – Kim Dong Hwa (library book)

Non-fiction (4)
Eleventh Draft: Craft and the writing life from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop – Frank Conroy (ed) (library book)
Bad mother: a chronicle of maternal crimes, minor calamities, and occasional moments of grace – Ayelet Waldman (library e-book)
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man – Mark Kurlansky (library e-book)
The end of men: And the rise of women – Hanna Rosin (library book)

Total: 18


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