It's the first day of a new month, which basically means, it's summary time :) I chose some really good books last month and now I only have one book left to finish my goal to read 50 (for me new) books in one year!! I'm really sorry that I wasn't that active here on booklikes in the last couple of weeks, but a cold and quite a stressful time didn't leave much spare time and the little that I had, I just used to try to finish my book challenge. But let's get back to the books I read in November:
Die drei Musketiere (The Three Musketeers) by Alexandre Dumas - even though I chose the free kindle version, which sometimes was kind of exhausting to read, I absolutely enjoyed this book. I definitely needed to get used to the writing style, but in the end I think it actually benefited this book because it created a special feeling and transported me back into the time the story takes place in. 4 stars!!
Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett - once again a funny story about the wizzzard Rincewind. And even Twoflower, Cohen and the luggage. I concentrated a lot on the city watch books, but now that I have read this book I remembered how much fun the Rincewind stories are. I definitely need to continue with those books! 5 stars for an unbelieveable discworld book!
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - I don't know what I should write about this book... Margaret Atwood created an interesting book about a society that centeres around men and doesn't really value women. The story was quite thought-provoking and some aspects of this society really made me angry. The only thing I didn't like about this book...(show spoiler)
btw I gave it 4 stars :)
Solo by William Boyd - Since I loved the books I've read from Boyd, I was quite curious about the newest James Bond novel written by him. One thing I can tell you: it's defintely not 100% James Bond like we know him from Ian Flemings books. But on the other hand, I recognized more James Bond characteristics than in Jefferey Deaver's Carte Blanche. It was an entertaining book about our favourite spy, so I gave it 3,5. But now that I think about it, maybe even 4 stars. Btw Boyds writing style was once again absolutely great!!
The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte - I haven't really finished this book, but there are only about 20 pages left, so it definitely counts as 'read in November' :) It's kind of difficult to say something about Club Dumas. On the one hand I quite enjoyed the story, but on the other hand I really had problems with this book. When I brought myself to start reading, I really liked the book, but I never had felt the need to continue reading. Throughout the book I never thought, that I really really need to find time to read, because I wanted to know how this book ends. The story was a little bit slow and only started to become gripping about halfway through. But after about 50% those things changed and now I'm kind of hooked, so I would give this book three stars so far.
books read: 4 (5)
genres: spy fiction, dystopian literature, fantasy, historical novel
pages November: 2,003
pages 2013: 19,806
best book: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett (I read a lot of great books this month, but because I'm a total Discworld fan, I have to choose this one)
worst book: The Club Dumas (I wouldn't say it's the worst book, but it was the one that I had a few problems with)