November 2010 Reading Wrap-Up

This was a really stupendous reading month. For one thing, I read 22 books, including 4 audiobooks, totaling nearly 4800 pages of print and over 2 days of audio. For another, the books I read were of such high quality that I had an incredibly difficult time picking a single pick of the month and eventually had to give up on that idea.

After my list of what I read this month, you’ll find a list of the other reviews I posted this month.

What I Read:

Audiobooks
The Fall by Guillermo del Toro, narrated by Daniel Oreskes
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, narrated by Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin – review pending
The Dead Beat by Marilyn Johnson, narrated by the author
Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle – review pending

Fiction
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – review pending
A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
The Red Thread by Ann Hood
Life After Yes by Aidan Donnelly-Rowley
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore – review pending

Historical Fiction
Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent
The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Voltaire’s Calligrapher by Pablo de Santis

TV/Film
Chief Wiggum’s Book of Crime and Punishment by Matt Groening
Harry Potter Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley

Nonfiction/Memoir
Coop by Michael Perry
The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey – review pending

INSPY (no reviews)
She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell
Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers
The Fiddler’s Gun by A.S. Peterson
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

Picks of the Month:

Banner month, huh?

What I Posted:

Announcements, Guest Posts, and Features
What’s Old is New – Jane Eyre
Oh, D.E.A.R. – The Books I Never Got to Read in 2010
Why Harvest Week?
Don’t Sing at the Table by Adriana Trigliani – Guest Review
Books Guaranteed to Put Me to Sleep” by Lauren Grodstein, author of A Friend of the Family
Oh, D.E.A.R. – Deep Valley Edition

Saturday Story Spotlight
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs by Sandra Boynton
My First Thanksgiving by Tomie dePaola
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
Baby Nose to Baby Toes by Vicki Ceelen

Audiobook
C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy by Jeff Sharlet, narrated by Jeremy Guskin

Fiction
Frankenstein’s Monster by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe

Historical Fiction
The Passionate Brood by Margaret Campbell Barnes

Nonfiction
The Heroine’s Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore
All I Can Handle, I’m No Mother Theresa by Kim Stagliano

Note: Some of these books were provided to me for review.

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