Yes, this is the month I put up or shut up and at least dabble in a few of the books I have recently suggested for others to read. My selection process was simple: I went back through the last two months worth of suggestions and listed all the titles I found readily available to me either on my bookshelf or on my digital reading stack. Then I trimmed the list down to just twenty titles and they are now my November 2017 Reading Pool.
Some are fat, others are short, a little non-fiction as well as some very recent publications. All in all it looks like I will come out of the month with more fun and enlightenment than I probably deserve.
Which titles from this list might you be adding to your upcoming reading?
- The Salmon of Doubt – Douglas Adams
- Poetry Will Save Your Life – Jill Bialosky
- Jerzy: A Novel – Jerome Charyn
- The Seeds of Life – Edward Dolnick
- World Broke in Two – Bill Goldstein
- A Horse Walks into a Bar – David Grossman
- The Little Drummer Girl – John le Carre
- Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
- Roman Hat Mystery – Ellery Queen
- Chicago Poems – Carl Sandburg
- Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
- The Unlikely Monsieur Owen – Georges Simenon
- Jumpers – Tom Stoppard
- A Little History of Literature – John Sutherland
- Inventing Hell: Dante, The Bible, and Eternal Torment – Jon M. Sweeney
- American Dreams: Lost and Found – Studs Terkel
- House of Names: A Novel – Colm Toibin
- Self-Portrait Abroad – Jean-Philippe Toussaint
- My Name is Legion – A. N. Wilson
- Chocky – John Wyndham