Well, this is the fewest books I have read in a month since I started blogging, I only read 8 books, down one even from last month, mostly due to the lingering effects of my reading funk earlier this month. Even worse, I have only reviewed 5 of the 8 books I read! However, I don’t feel TOO terrible about that, because all three of those books were read in this last week of November with Thanksgiving, family, and other considerations abounding. I’m fairly proud of those 3 books, though, because they (hopefully) signal that the funk is COMPLETELY over and that I have even the faintest hope of hitting 150 books read this year (well, from March through December, as I didn’t count before I started blogging).
So here they are, book titles are linked to reviews:
- Somebody Else’s Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage
- Janeology by Karen Harrington
- The Memorist by M.J. Rose
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri Review pending, but I liked it even better than “Interpreter of Maladies”
- The King’s Daughter by Sandra Worth
- Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade by Nicole Galland
- Cassandra and Jane by Jill Pitkeathley
- The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran Review pending, LOVED it!
Favorite Book of the Month
This is a little pathetic, since I haven’t actually reviewed “The Heretic Queen” yet, but I think it definitely beat out some tough competition (particularly “The King’s Daughter,” “Unaccustomed Earth,” and “Janeology”) for my favorite book of the month.
The story of Nefertari, niece of Queen Nefertiti and wife of King Ramesses II, is an absolutely fascinating one, which Moran tells beautifully.