November challenge

In October I did have time to read quite some books. I finally finished Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I liked it but didn’t love it. This was interesting for the “Cloud Atlas comparison”.

In case you missed the blog post, in short about Cloud Atlas:
The book consists of six different stories, six different characters yet they’re all being part of something bigger. It’s an interesting concept and I admire it. However, some stories were a bit difficult to read. The first one took me a long time to finish. But the more stories I read, the more interesting the book became. Until I read the last story and the style changed into something I didn’t enjoy that much. Luckily I went back to the other stories again.

Last month, I also read Het verloren lijk en wervelstof. The Dutch reviews are available on GelezenOnline and, of course, my own website.

Besides these two Dutch books I read two other Dutch books… because why not?

One is called Zwarte ziel and is about a gruesome murder case. This review is available on Boekrecensies and on my latest page.

The other book is called Het CARPA Complot and I loved this one. This one, together with Circe, is my favorite reading of this year. It’s about cybercrime, the water in the Netherlands, and my own city is in it as well. This is not a great thing considering what’s happening in the book… but the story was so good! This review will appear on GelezenOnline and here *clickclick*. 

This month another challenge is waiting for me: read a book that’s made into a movie this year. After all the crime and suspense books I decided to change it a bit. I’m going to read… The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon.

According to the cover:
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Let’s see!

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