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November Reading Recap

November is my second month blogging, and I think I found a format that works for me - I certainly am having a lot of fun talking about books!

November Reading Recap

Books Read in November
Blood PromiseEmbassytownBefore I Go to Sleep

  • Blood Promise, Richelle Mead (loved it - discussed in Weekly Reading With More Bad-Ass Vampires With Serious Blood Lust)
  • Embassytown, China Mieville (not my cup of tea - discussed in Weekly Reading With Crazy Addicted Aliens)
  • Before I Go to Sleep, S.J. Watson (loved it - discussed in Weekly Reading with an Amnesiac).

    Outlaw AlbumSomeday This Will Be FunnyShadow Kiss

  • The Outlaw Album, Daniel Woodrell (just finished so will be discussed next week, but really liked the stories - raw & gritty).
  • Someday This Will Be Funny, Lynne Tillman (not funny or even that good - discussed in Weekly Reading with A Few Bad-Ass Vampires And Some Funny Business)
  • Shadow Kiss, Richelle Mead (loved it - also discussed in Weekly Reading with A Few Bad-Ass Vampires And Some Funny Business)
  • Favorite Book: Before I Go to Sleep, S.J. Watson
    Least Favorite: Someday This Will Be Funny, Lynne Tillman
    Book Lists Posted
    books on my mind

  • 10 Books Published in 2011 That Invoked Strong Emotions in Me
  • Reading Outside the Zone in 2011
  • Favorite Reads of Spring 2011 (Plus the Books That Didn't Thrill Me)
  • The 10 Oldest Booklist Books That Need to Be Read
  • What Do The Best Books of 2011 List for Amazon and Publishers Weekly Have in Common?
  • 10 Authors I Read in 2011 That I Want to Read More From in 2012
  • Reading Challenges (Announcements)
  • Reading the 2011 Award Winners Book Challenge
  • The 2014 Winter Olympics Reading Challenge
  • Reading Challenge Plans
  • 8 Major Book Award Winners for Fiction (2011)
  • Books for the 2014 Winter Olympics Reading Challenge {Plan}
  • What's In a Name Reading Challenge 2012 {Plan}
  • The Numbers
  • No. of library books borrowed this month: 10
  • No. of library books read: 4
  • Total No. of Books Read: 6
  • No. of books I enjoyed: 4
  • No. of Authors I'd Never Read Before: 3
  • Male/Female Authors: 3/3
  • Types of Books Read: YA Paranormal (2); Short-stories (2); Sci-fi: (1); Adult Fiction/ Thriller/ Mystery: (1)
  • I obviously got more books from the library than I could handle, especially since I decided to slow down the pace of my reading to prevent me from rushing to finish a book and "increase my numbers." After this year, I'm not setting a goal for number of books to be read - it had a negative effect of me by making me think twice about reading "big books" plus speeding through books as I mentioned before.

    How was your reading month - what was your favorite book (leave a link to the review so I can check it out).

     

    -: Comments :-

    Natalie ~ the Coffee and a Book Chick | November 30, 2011 2:45 PM | Reply

    November has been a busy month for you! China Mieville is an author I've been meaning to read. Thanks for the reminder!

    Anna @ YA in the Second City | November 30, 2011 9:14 PM | Reply

    Ach, I know what you mean about how a specific reading goal can turn you off from bigger books. I'm on pace for 52 books this year, but many of those were re-reads, and none were significantly huge. (Then again, I'm going to tackle Game of Thrones and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell very soon, both of which are, well, huge.)

    Favorite book of the month was definitely Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce, and I'm still having trouble with the fact that there are now exactly 0 Tortall books that I haven't already read at least once.

    Tanya Patrice replied to comment from Anna @ YA in the Second City | November 30, 2011 9:27 PM | Reply

    I really liked Game of Thrones Anna, hope you get to it soon and love it too :-)

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