Books, Books, and more BOOKS!

After saying I would not buy another book in October, as I still have several yet to read. Especially after buying THE CITY OF BRASS last weekend, as I thought it would take me a while to read it at 530+ pages (it didn’t — my review will be coming next week). What did I go and do while we were out today? I bought two more books …

  • THE WHISPERER — Donato Carrisi
  • A MAN CALLED OVE — Fredrik Backman

I blame Norrie … I wrote several new names and books down on my list after reading one of her posts last week, and, as it happens, while looking over the shelfs at forbidden fruit, I saw one of the books she’d mentioned: A Man Called Ove. All this because I was looking for BEARTOWN by the same author!

Well, of course, I had to buy it. And I couldn’t buy just one novel. I had to buy two because, you know, you have to, right? Isn’t it written somewhere in stone … isn’t it?

So, how’s your weekend going, got any recommendations for me, I’m a sucker!

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  1. October 8, 2018

    I have been wanting to read The Man Called Ove for awhile now. I hope you will enjoy reading this book!

    • October 9, 2018

      I’m not really big on reading literary fiction, or these kinds of novels, usually. But, I have to say, this was wonderfully written, and a delight to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the way this one was written, the author really makes the reader feel on a number of levels. From laughing with and at Ove, to feeling his heartbreak.

      I hope you give this one a read, Jasmine.

  2. October 7, 2018

    Oooh, i hope you’ll like it!
    I never stop at 1 book either, haha 😀 Don’t want to get it lonely, eh?

    • Alexandra
      October 7, 2018

      So far, so good. It’s sad, funny, poignant, and the more I read, the more I feel for Ove. What a wonderful character study.

      And no, I can never buy just one book! ☺️

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