November 2023 books read

I didn’t read much (for me) this month! Two of the book group books (Great Circle and Last Temptation of Christ) were doorstops, I was very busy, we traveled, and I watched more streaming TV than usual. I’ll be interested to see how the year-in-review stacks up.

  • Great Circle – Maggie Shipstead, 2021. Quotes pulled, TBD.
  • Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future – Elizabeth Kolbert, 2021. Quotes pulled, TBD.
  • The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzakis, 1955. Quotes pulled, TBD.
  • Four Ways to Forgiveness – Ursula Le Guin, 1994. One of my very favorites, re-read for Calmgrove’s #LoveHain.
  • A Bullet in the Ballet – Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon, 1937. November’s Massachusetts Center for the Book‘s challenge was “A book recommended by a local bookseller.” I had forgotten to get this lined up until the last few days of the month, so I turned to my in-house (former) bookseller Jonathan, who had recommended this to me ages ago among a bunch of others and picked it as the best bet. I wrote: “A delightfully funny mystery full of eccentric and dramatic characters. ‘Inspective Detector’ Adam Quill tries to figure out who has killed the Petroushka in Vladimir Stroganoff’s production, but his lack of ballet understanding is one of many obstacles.”