Ten books for the month of November, some of which I bought abroad personally, and others I bought abroad, online.
Early November, I went to Hong Kong and visited a branch of their wonderful bookstore, Page One; went home with the following:
- One the Road – Jack Kerouac – I hate to admit that I still have not read this book. I liked the small, paperback edition at Page One, so I finally bought a copy. Hopefully I’ll get to read it soon.
- By the Pricking of my Thumbs – Agatha Christie – Souvenir for my mom. I’ll probably read it eventually.
- Ring Roads – Patrick Modiano
- A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James – A second copy which I will give to a friend I lost a bet to (I picked the wrong Booker winning novel for 2015, and this is the prize).
- A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry – This is the book I’m currently reading. It’s quite long, but interesting. I’m liking it so far. This is probably going to be the last book I finish (if at all) this year. This copy I got at Page One at the airport.
Late arrivals from The Book Depository: I ordered this last September, but for some reason, my local post office only delivered it last week. At this point, I’m just glad to get it.
- A Strangeness in my Mind – Orhan Pamuk – Orhan Pamuk’s most recent translated work. A very thick book, which I hope to read some time next year.
- Undermajordomo Minor – Patrick DeWitt – I enjoyed The Sisters Brothers, and I’ve read a lot of good…and not so good, reviews of his latest novels.
Novels from my local bookstore:
- Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman – Paperback copy of his collection of short stories. I’m not a huge fan of short stories, so I waited for a cheaper, less cumbersome version of this to come out. I’ve actually read a couple stories from it already.
- The Familiar: Volume 2 – Mark Z. Danielewski – I’ve yet to even open Vol. 1, but I bought Vol. 2, in case I really like the first one. I think I read somewhere that this novel is going to be 23 volumes long, to be released in the next….how many years.
- The Sandman: Overture – Neil Gaiman – A compilation of the 6 chapters they sold separately, the last of which was released just a few months ago. I was able to collect the 6 chapters individually, but haven’t finished reading it yet.
How is everyone’s book buying for 2015?