NOVEMBER 2017 READING ROUNDUP

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Don’t ask me what happened to November 2017. Here we are at 1 December and the start of the annual Silly Season. Anyway, for what it’s worth, this is my reading list for the month. All the 3+* were very enjoyable reads, flanked by the serious 5* non-fiction Sapiens and ending off with the 1* Rabbit Season. You can’t win ‘em all. Maybe you’ll find something in my list that tickles your reading fancy?

Ratings: 5* – Outstanding! 4*+ – Good to very good; 3* – average; 2* – run-of-the-mill;1* – dismal; zero * – no comment. DNF – did not finish

*5 Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari. Non-fiction. Brilliant. Reviewed on this blog.

*3.75 Death without Company – Craig Johnson – Walt Longmire rides again! Reviewed on this blog
*3.75 All my Puny Sorrows – Miriam Toews . Story of two polar opposite sisters and a life threatening dilemma. Reviewed on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2186068203
*3.50 The Flying Troutmans – Miriam Toews. Another saviour sister story , accompanied by two difficult kids, via a road trip novel . Wonderful read. Reviewed on this blog.
*3.5 Man at the Helm – Nina Stibbe. Funny heartwarming story about three kids trying to rescue their newly divorced mother from their chaotic new life. Reviewed on Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2186063882
*3.5 Mr Memory – Marcus Sedgewick. Intriguing tale set in Paris late 1800s. The man with the infallible memory – more of a hindrance than an asset. An intriguing literary mystery.

1* Rabbit Season – Paul Christelis. A weird book. Best avoided. Reviewed on this blog.

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