November 2012 Reading Wrap-Up

YOU GUYS. IT IS DECEMBER. W.T.F.  By about 1/3 of the way through November, I actually finished reading everything I planned to review in 2012, so I read mostly books from my shelves that I’ve been wanting to get to for a couple of weeks and have now started on 2013 books. You’ll be able to check out my top books of (top books reviewed in) 2012 in just a few short weeks on December 18th.

I’m not even going to play around, I totally rocked my reading in November, 19 books finished. Only 4 were audio, though, and I only listened for 32.5 hours, which is way below my normal. I haven’t finished an audiobook since November 20th, evidently Thanksgiving time is not good for my listening. Print and ebooks, though, dang, I can’t complain about getting through 15 of them. Actually, I’m so far behind on reviews that my print AND ebook right now are both rather involved nonfiction. I don’t want to keep finishing at such a quick pace until I get a bit caught up.

What I Reviewed:

Audiobooks
Sutton by J.R. Moehringer, narrated by Dylan Baker
NW by Zadie Smith, narrated by Karne Bryson and Don Gilet
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life  by Gretchen Rubin, narrated by Kathe Mazur
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Johnson, narrated by Susan Duerden
Astray by Emma Donoghue, narrated by Kristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, and Dion Graham

Fiction
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Changeless by Gail Carriger
A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry

Young Adult/Middle Grades Fiction
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Historical Fiction
Illuminations by Mary Sharratt
The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

Nonfiction
Woe is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O’Connor
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and How We Eat by Bee Wilson
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky

Other Posts:
What Hildegard Means Now – Guest Post and Giveaway from Mary Sharratt, Author of Illuminations
BOOK CLUB – The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Pick of the Month:


Other Books Read, Watch for Reviews:

Audiobook
Bigger Than a Breadbox
by Laurel Snyder, narrated by Laurel Snyder
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro, narrated by Xe Sands
The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini

Fiction
The Trial of Fallen Angels by James Kimmel, Jr.
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Giuseppe di Lempedu

Historical Fiction
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Italian Woman by Jean Plaidy
Love in the Years of Lunacy by Mandy Sayer

Speculative Fiction
Blackout by Mira Grant
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (YA)

Nonfiction
You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Computer to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing by John Scalzi
History in an Hour: Henry VIII’s Wives by Julie Wheeler
History in an Hour: 1066 by Kaye Jones
200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them–A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman

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

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