When I wrote up my October Reading Reflections last month, I made specific mention of one very unusual thing. Last month I reread 4 books - something I very rarely do. This month, that rereading continued with me devouring another 5 books in the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr but then I just stopped. There are another 10 books in the series but apparently that was all I needed.
That wasn't the end of the rereading though. When you have a look through my list, you may notice that I have listed a couple of Cherrie Lynn books twice, which is not a typo. I read both Rock Me and Leave Me Breathless and then reread them both less than a week later. I am not sure that I might not read Leave Me Breathless again because I loved it - especially the hero, Seth 'Ghost' Warren. I think he has actually ruined me for all other tattooed, pierced bad boy heroes for a while.
Anyway, here is the list of books I read in November.
A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr 4/5 (Reread)
Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand 4/5
Home Town Girl by Mariah Stewart 3.5/5
Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr 3.5/5 (Reread)
Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr 4.5 (Reread)
Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr 4.5/5 (Reread)
Under the Christmas Tree by Robyn Carr 4/5 (Reread)
A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead 4/5
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear 4.5/5
The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister 4/5
Superb and Sexy by Jill Shalvis 4/5
Poppy and the Thief by Gabrielle Wang 3.5/5
Sydney Harbour Hospital: Tom's Redemption by Fiona Lowe 4/5
How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal 4.5/5
Romancing the Holidays Anthology 4/5
Flawless by Carrie Lofty 4.5/5
Fool for Love by Beth Ciotta 2/5
Christmas Wishes by Rhiann Cahill 4/5 (novella)
Manu's French Kitchen by Manu Feildel 3.5/5
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas 4/5
Unleashed by Cherrie Lynn 4/5
Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn 4/5
Barely Leashed by Cherrie Lynn 2.5 (short story)
Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn 4/5
Fables, Vol 6: Homelands by Bill Willingham 4.5/5
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare 4/5
Once Upon a Winter's Eve by Tessa Dare 3/5 (novella)
Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn 4/5 (reread)
Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn 4.5 (reread)
A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare 4/5
Chains of Revenge by Keziah Hill 3/5 (novella)
A Little More Scandal by Carrie Lofty 4/5 (novella)
The Emperors Conspiracy by Michelle Diener 4/5
In terms of the challenges that I am participating in, I added more books read to challenges that I have already fulfilled the requirements for but didn't find a book to read for the one category of the What's in a Name Challenge - I am not sure that I will. I am currently contemplating my challenges for next year. I suspect that it will be all the same ones as I did this year, but I am thinking about ways to make a couple of them more...well .... challenging. I will probably have more on that next week.
Australian Women Writers Challenge - Poppy and the Thief, Tom's Redemption, Christmas Wishes, Chains of Revenge and The Emperor's Conspiracy
Aussie Author Challenge - As for AWWC plus Manu's French Kitchen.
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear, Poppy and the Thief and The Emperor's Conspiracy.
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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Christmas Miracle and other stories by Connie Willis
The Time it Snowed in Puerto Rico by Sarah McCoy, Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa or The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs.