#Reading in November

#Reading in November

November is almost over, and with its closing I share the books I read during this month. If you’re curious to see what I’ve been reading other months, click this #Reading link. And this was the first one in the series.

I’ll list below the books I’ve read in English, but if you want to see the full list–including Spanish books–click here.

Sexing the Cherry de Jeanette Winterson (Vintage). Magical realism. I am starting to fall in love with this author. I notice that in the books I read so far by her, there’s a little autobiographical component in them.

The House on Mango Street de Sandra Cisneros (Vintage). Short and sweet novel which I think is highly autobiographical. Poetic prose. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed it.

The Empathy Exams de Leslie Jamison (Anagrama). Collection of essays about empathy and pain. My favorite one: ‘In defense of sentimentality’.

Franny and Zooey de JD Salinger (Little Brown). Lovely story. It’s been two years since I last read Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. I liked Franny & Zooey more. It had more sarcasm in it.

The PowerBook de Jeanette Winterson (Vintage). I confirm. I love this author. Every book by her feels different and innovative: the narrative, its use of language and the format. I think this is my favorite book by her, after her ‘biography’ Why be happy when you could be normal? (Vintage).

What have you been reading this month? What would you recommend me to read next?