November reads

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First of all, instead of random book titles once in a while, I decided to do a monthly book recommendation post from now on.

November was rather poor for me on that front, with only four full books finished, while I am also making progress with my first ever Spanish language book, and learning a lot.

What I read in November included two classics, one Hungarian romance (sort of) and the long anticipated memoirs of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Many might find strange that I have never read Lolita and The Great Gatsby before, but in Hungary neither of them is really considered among the classics everybody should read.

When starting Lolita, I had no prior knowledge of the story whatsoever. I have to admit I am one of those people who can see nothing of a love story in it, rather just think of the pervert side. Yes, sorry. Of course I can understand why it is considered a masterpiece with the cultural references and all, I just didn’t like the whole idea of that guy contemplating molestation of little girls.

I loved The Great Gatsby very much, though! The whole story is so much heavier than what its extent suggests. And it greatly describes the tragedy of Gatsby with so little and so simple words. I just loved the whole vibe of its wording. Can’t wait for the movie to come out!

I plan to write a longer review about Kofi Annan’s Interventions later on.

Now, happy December to all, with lots of new reading experiences! 🙂

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