I’m excited to be joining Laura and Rick for Novellas in November because I heavily rely on novellas for read-alongs, when I have a book hangover or just don’t want to make a big commitment to anything.
Here is my reading list for this month:
The Lake by Perrine LeBlanc and translated from French by Lazer Lederhendler (208 pages) – The author is a former Governor General’s Award for Fiction winner and the story is about a messed-up small town in Quebec where three girls go missing. I’m about 100 pages in and the story is eerie, some of the characters disturbing or disturbed.
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (120 pages) – I’m listening to the audio book narrated by the author (it’s under 3 hours, so easy peasy) and it’s a cheeky, fun story about how the Queen of England discovers books, falls in love and becomes an avid reader.
Sula by Toni Morrison (192 pages) – I haven’t read anything by Toni Morrison before and I’ve always been drawn to this story about two women from Ohio who grow up together and then grow apart.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (192 pages) – I’ve been craving some old-school science fiction for awhile and thought I would give this book a go. I might watch the Tom Cruise movie to compare (or despair!).
Join us for Novellas in November and tell me what you plan to read!