Sunday, December 08, 2013

November Reading Reflections

I don't necessarily think of myself as a seasonal reader, but when I look at my reading list for November, it seems to be dominated by contemporary romance. Maybe that is because I can read a book in a night, rather than 3 or 4 days or a week, or maybe it is just that I crave some of those emotios that I can only get from reading a good romance. God knows I don't get any of those in real life!

Here's what I read in November:

It Had to be You by Jill Shalvis 4/5
Always On My Mind by Jill Shalvis 4/5
Drawn Together by Lauren Dane 4/5
The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins 4/5
In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell 4/5
A Duke Never Yields by Juliana Gray 4/5
Lexi's Secret by Melanie Millburne 4/5
Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand 3.5/5
You Don't Even Know by Sue Lawson 4/5
A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin 4.5/5 (audiobook)
Misplaced Princess by Lexxie Couper and Mari Carr 3.5/5
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta 4/5 (audiobook)
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta 5/5 (yes, again)(audiobook)
Love's Rhythm by Lexxie Couper 3.5/5

We won't mention the fact that I haven't reviewed a single one of these!

In terms of my challenges, it is almost easier to say which ones weren't for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, but instead I will say taht Lexi's Secret, You Don't Even Know, both of Lexxie Couper's books and both of Melina Marchetta's books count for that challenge.

Currently reading

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and listening to Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

Up Next

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick


  1. I listened to Ocean at the End of the Lane on audio, read by Gaiman - it was delicious that way. :)

  2. Wait, You did mention that you haven't reviewed a single one. :P

    But really, that's okay. There is more to a book blog than reviews and sometimes, a book blog gets too "review-heavy" for my tastes anyway. Sharing your thoughts is the important thing, I think -- sometimes.

  3. You may not have reviewed a single one, but give yourself credit for reading all these fabulous books! Good job!

    Here's my Sunday Salon post.

  4. Oh, how is Wolf Hall as an audiobook? I feel like it would be very confusing with the pronouns and the POVs.

    I often find myself turning back to Georgette Heyer at this time of year, so maybe we are seasonal together, though it is the opposite season for me as it is for you!

  5. Wow! What a list! I did read Wolf Hall and looks forward to Gaiman. The romances not so much for me. But I am not a fast reader so I can't zip through a lot.

  6. How are you enjoying the latest Gaiman book so far? If I were to look at the few books I read last month, I'm sure I only reviewed one. ;-)

  7. If I went by seasonal I guess I like fantasy at this time of the year because that is where my reading interests are directed lately.

  8. Oh I really need to listen to Wolf Hall -- maybe in January