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Novellas in November

Novellas in November is hosted by Cathy of 746 Books and Rebecca of Bookish Beck. Thank you for keeping up the tradition. Looking forward to see what you all are reading. I usually do not read a lot of novellas, so am eager to get inspired by your reading.


Week 1 (starts Wednesday 1 November): My Year in Novellas

  • During this partial week, tell us about any novellas you have read since last NovNov.

I must have been inspired last year for it turns out I have read 13 novellas this year. Here they are:


The Sealed Angel by Nikolaj Leskov

Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurie

The Apple Tree by Daphne du Maurie

The Birds by Daphne du Maurie

Not After Midnight by Daphne du Maurie

The Blue Lense by Daphne du Maurie

Foster by Claire Keegan

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan.

Hat vid första ögonkastet by Lovisa Wistrand

Passion eller paria by Lovisa Wistrand

En natt att glömma by Lovisa Wistrand


Reading this year

I don't really have a very fixed list of what to read. I will let myself be inspired. I did listen to Galatea by Madeline Miller, and this is a very short story. I have also started Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, and I really like her writing. I don't think I have ever read anything by her. She is one of those authors where you tend to watch the movies, but not read the book. Obviously, I have to change my mind here.


From my initial post I would like to read the following novellas.


Come Rain or Come Shine by Kazuo Ishiguro (I have never read anything by him)

Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith (new author to me, comes recommended)

Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser (sounds like an interesting author, which I can also mix with German Literature Month).


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Guest
Nov 07, 2023

Oh, didn't know this one by Ishiguro, but I would probably consider it more a short story than a novella. My favorite by him is Never Let You Go, though I have loved others as well. He writes in a variety of genres. I have to check with Daphne du Maurier, I thought these were short stories, but maybe not after all. I'm also planning on reading Walser's. Emma @ Words And Peace

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thecontentreader
thecontentreader
Nov 07, 2023
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Well, you might be right. I don't really distinguish between a short story and a novella, but maybe I should. I mostly read them by e-book and the number of pages (for the printed book) are usually not mentioned.

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Debbie Nance
Debbie Nance
Nov 04, 2023

I'm not sure what novellas I am going to read this month either. I've found a copy of Western Lane, and I may start there.

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thecontentreader
thecontentreader
Nov 07, 2023
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I am not familiar with Western Lane, but sounds interesting. I think a lot of young athletes are forced, or convinced, by parents to go all the way. Will keep my eye out for your review.

I don't have a lot of novellas either, but have found some inspiration from other bloggers.

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Guest
Nov 02, 2023

I haven't heard of Come Rain or Come Shine by Ishiguro! I'll have to look that one up! Karen @ https://thesimplyblog.org/

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thecontentreader
thecontentreader
Nov 07, 2023
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I found it on the website of one participant. Since I have not read anything by him I would like to try. I did not find it on my Nextory though. It might have to wait.

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