11/2014

I read 15 books in November, 2014 –  8 contemporary fiction / 1 sci-fi / 3 crime,  1 classic and 2 nonfiction amongst which 1 was translated,  7 by women authors and 4 by US authors.   All ratings are based on 1 – 10 except crime which is rated A-F.

Human Voices
by Penelope Fitzgerald
1988 / Kindle (2013)  144 pages
rating 8 / contemp fiction

The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton
* 2014 / 421 pages
* read by Davina Porter 13h 17m
rating:  7 / historical fiction

Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel
2014/ 352 pages
read by Kristen Potter 10h 41m
rating 8.5 / lit-sci-fi

We Are All Completely Beside Ouselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
2014 / 320 pages
read by Orlagh Cassidy 8h 57m
rating 7 /  contemp fict.

Skippy Dies
by Paul Murray
2010/672 pages
read by a cast – 23h 41m
rating 8.5 / contemp fiction – Australia

The Sound of One Hand Clapping
by Richard Flanagan
1997 / 425 pages
rating  8.5 / contemp fict – Australia

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
by Haruki Murakami
2014/ 402 pages
read by Bruce Locke – 10h 9m
rating: 8 / contemp. fiction – Japan

My Son’s Story
by Nadine Gordimer
1990 / 272 pages
rating 8.5 / contemp fiction (South Africa)

The Peripheral
by William Gibson
2014 / 486 pages
read by Lorelei King 14h 5m
rating: 5 / sci-fi

Manon Lescaut
by Abbe Prévost
1731/ 174 pages (Kindle)
rating 8 / classic French novel

The Amazing Mrs Pollifax
by Dorothy Gillman
1970 / read by Barbara Rosenblat 6h  34m
rating B- / crime
(book 2 in the Mrs Pollifax series)

Standing in Another Man’s Grave
by Ian Rankin
2013
* narrated by James Macpherson 111h 26m
book 20 of the John Rankin series –
rating – C

The Son
by Jo Nesbø  (Norway – translated)
2014 / 417 pages
narrated by Gildart Jackson 17h 28m
rating:  B / crime

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Scott Anderson
2013/618 pages (Kindle)
rating 8 / history-bio

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local and Helped Save an American Town
by Beth Macy
2014 / 442 pages (Kindle)
rating: 8.5 / nonfiction-business

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