I really enjoyed my November choice for The Year in Books.
"We are all Completely Beside Ourselves" is written with a quirky style that I found funny and engaging. I loved the story but can't really say much about it other than it is about sibling love and rivalry, without giving too much away.
I've also read "The Wrong Boy" by Willy Russell. I think Willy Russell's plays are brilliant but for most of the time I was reading this book about Raymond Marks " a normal boy from a normal home" I found it really irritating. Funny yes, hilarious at times, but repetitive, long winded and most of all irritating. However, by the time I got to the end I found I was really engrossed in the story and cared about what happened.
One passage that really stuck with me was advice given to Raymond by his grandmother Vera. She tells him how at times we all would like to be someone else or live different lives but it's not possible. So we just have to get on with being the best version of ourselves we can possibly be. How true!
My choice for December is "Love, Nina - \despatches from Family Life" by Nina Stibbe which I've had on my Kindle for quite a while. I'm thinking it will be an easy read for a busy month.
Are you reading anything good this month?