November Reading Wrap-Up

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:

General Fiction

Short Stories

  • Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri Review pending, but I liked it even better than “Interpreter of Maladies”

Historical Fiction

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.

Buy this book on Amazon.

9 comments to November Reading Wrap-Up

  • Eight is still pretty great!

  • I can’t wait to see what you say about Unaccustomed Earth! I loved it so much and I had thought she couldn’t top Interpreter of Maladies. Lahiri is such a fantastic voice and she definitely speaks directly to me. So glad to hear you liked it, too!

  • Kathy

    8 books is 2 books a week which is good this time of year, in my opinion.

  • 8 is still a lot! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Janeology.

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  • Since I average only one more book a month than what you consider pathetic, I’m in sad, sad shape. 😉 I think it’s good that you took some time to slow down, even if it wasn’t something you really chose for yourself. Hopefully you’ll come out of this revived and replenished. I feel pretty much buried under ARCs and I’m digging myself out as best I can. I’m afraid my blog’s gotten a little utilitarian lately. Reviews and that’s about it. I’m looking forward to the day when I’m out of this tunnel.

    I loved Janeology, too! What made it especially fun for me was reading it while I was in Boston. The King’s Daughter is on it’s way (or at least it will be tomorrow), and I’m thinking of using my two Audible credits for Michelle Moran’s books if Santa doesn’t bring them.

  • Personally, I think 8 is great. I don’t actually keep track…after all, reading is for my pleasure, this is not a job and I don’t want it to feel like one.

    Anyhoo…it is quality, not quantity!

  • Glad to see you read a book written by a fellow book blogger. I’m looking forward to reading your review. :)

  • :-( i have not read Herectics Daughter yet :(