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What We’ve Been Reading: November

November. It’s the month of final assessments, NaNoWriMo, and dodgy facial hair. Amid all this, us at Voiceworks have found time to indulge our personal reading habits. Here’s what a few of us have been reading this month.



I’ve just finished Romy Ash’s Floundering. It’s a book I’ve been sitting on for a while, but finally managed to start earlier in the month. It’s haunting and beautifully written. I definitely suggest people read it, however it isn’t for the faint-hearted.



This month, I’ve been reading Award Winning Australian Writing 2013. It’s actually a really good read cover to cover because it has been ordered in such a way that there seems to be a thematic arc. It progresses almost seamlessly across a spectrum of ideas; for example, it goes from water to surrealism to cancer using links between imagery in each story.



I recently read Letters From Prison: Voices of Women Murderers by Jennifer Furio. It features the biographies of female offenders like Carol Bundy, Brenda Spencer, and (my personal favourite) Veronica Compton, and letters between them and the author. It was really interesting to see the author’s side of the communication—I’ve often wondered about the process of writing to criminals and getting them to tell their stories.



Earlier this month, I finished The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch. It’s the third and most recent book in his Gentleman Bastard fantasy series.


Have you read any good books this month? What will you be reading in December?

  • http://susiea.tumblr.com susie

    this month i read Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”
    It was hilarious and a veritable “page turner”
    I’ve been given some David Sedaris to continue along the lines of comedy writing, but I’ve also got “A room of one’s own” as my train book, plus “Sophie’s World” as a bedtime reread.

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