Required Reading: November 2013
1. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin - (5 Stars) Ah, GRRM, I thought you couldn't take it anymore higher but you did. You sly dog you.
2. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay - (5 Stars) An absolutely grand, epic, sweeping tale of redemption and vengeance, of love and loss, of grief and hope and courage.
3. Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young - (4 Stars) It's nice to see Neil Gaiman doing something not dark or grim and I must say he did a gret job of it. It's a funny, silly, whimsical book that kids and adults will love.
4. William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher - (4 Stars) Shakespeare and Star Wars. Who would have thought they would make for an awesome combination?
Now onto November...
For November, I decided to do a hodgepodge of genres that I don't get to read as much . So one is a short story collection, another, a collection of essays, and another would be what they consider as a postmodern novel.
2. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster - I have seen a copy of this in Book Sale, and have once or twice contemplated getting it. But with words like Postmodern, Metamystery, Detective Noveau, all make me want to run and hide. But I swore that this year would be a year of being open to genres besides Fantasy and or Contemporary YA. So, I am going to give this one a shot. I have been surprised by liking titles I once thought I wouldn't. Plus, it helps that it's TFG's book of the month, so I'll get to read it with the other members.
3. The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy - Because, the Catching Fire movie adaptation will be coming out this November (Yay!), I thought it would be the perfect time to read this Hunger Games Companion book, if only to increase my HG fangirling to the next level.
That's about it. What about you? What titles have you lined up this November?