I only finished three books this month, which doesn’t feel like very much. I don’t think it’s because I have loads of books started (although I have). I don’t feel like I’ve read as much as usual this month. I have watched A LOT of films instead! Anyway, here are the three books I read.
The millionaire next door – Thomas Stanley
This is an old book now – it’s a statistical study of American millionaires using 1980s and 1990s data. It’s quite fascinating because it looks at the similarities between the millionaires, and there are some interesting trends (most American millionaires, for example, drive pick-ups, not expensive European cars!). It’s a dry read so if you’re not interested in people or finance this probably isn’t for you, but it is a fascinating look at how “the other half” really live!
Orange is the new black – Piper Kerman
I watched the TV series of this as soon as it was released so I thought I’d best get round to reading the book. It was just as good as the TV series; equal parts amusing and sad. If you’ve not seen the TV series yet, you should watch that, and then you should read the book.
I feel bad about my neck – Nora Ephron
I’ve read a few books recently about being a woman, and this is yet another one. Nora Ephron is the person who wrote When Harry met Sally, for those of you who don’t know her. She did lots of other famous things too! This book is very amusing, as you would expect. Each chapter is about a different aspect of life: handbags, buying houses, children, etc. A fun, quick read.
Did you read anything good in November?