Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Reading

 It started a couple of years ago as a New Year's Resolution to keep track of the books I read each month. So here I am again in 2013 with a list of the books I read each month. If you subscribe to my posts, they will come directly to your email inbox --just enter your email address into the box on the right hand side of the screen. And now for the books:

Books I read in November

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (library) for those of you who wonder about the speed of my reading, I read this book in about 7 hours (530 or so pages) with breaks for working and sleeping. Stephen King has always been a favorite of mine and I find his books very easy to read. His characters are well fleshed out and I don't get confused or have to reread passages because they don't make sense the first time. This is also a sequel to The Shining, which is a favorite book (and movie) of mine, so I kind of knew the back story already. I thought he did a wonderful job of continuing the story.
On the Noodle Road by Jin Lin-Liu (library) very interesting I learned a lot about the Middle East actually!!
Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted by Jennifer Armstrong (library) Loved the series and enjoyed reading about the behind the scenes
The Way I See It by Melissa Sue Anderson (library)After reading Melissa Gilbert and Alison Arngrim's Little House Memoirs, this was just next on the list
The Rosie Project by Grahame Simsion (library)loved it, Aspergers guy makes a questionnaire to find a wife, very cute
Echo Burning by Lee Child I got into this book and figured out that THIS is the Jack Reacher novel that I had read once many years ago. Don't know why it did not get me hooked on Lee Child then, but now I am hooked and will be reading the rest of the Jack Reacher novels.
Uglies by Scott Westerford (library) Loved this YA novel and looking for more in this series (since they end with a cliff hanger, ya kind of have to!!)
Without Fail by Lee Child another Jack Reacher, he is involved in an assassination attempt on the Vice President
Bridget Jones Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding (library) well, the first thing I have to say is that she kills off Mark Darcy. Seriously, how can anyone like this book now? have to really really like Bridget to stomach what comes next. We are trying to replace Mark Darcy with....whatever, and it was not too bad. Not my favorite, but I could stomach it
Bad Blood by John Sanford easy to read, fast moving, Virgil Flowers mystery
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (library) enjoyed it
Real Food Has Curves by Bruce Weinstein (library) about NOT eating processed foods, and lots of great recipes in this book!
Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery, so sweet
The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron (library) a collection of Nora Ephron's writings including Harry Met Sally screenplay and Heartburn. Loved some of the newspaper and magazine articles that I had not seen before. One NewYorker bit about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo totally encapsulates why I cannot read those books!!
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty (library)did not like as much as her other books about 3 sisters (triplets)
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (library)2nd book in this series
Specials by Scott Westerfeld (library)Third book in this series...not as good, not too happy with the way these are playing out
The Persuader by Lee Child still enjoying these
Kings Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb (library) revolutionary war story in the NC/VA mountains, okay, not her best
Off The Mangrove Coast by Louis L'Amour short stories that don't have western themes!!
Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child Just so easy to read, like candy
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (library) a geisha story by Amy Tan
Extras by Scott Westerfeld (library) last book in the series

23 books read this month

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