Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Reading Wrap Up

 
Another month bites the dust and yes only (31) for days left in 2010. How was your month for books? 

I read (17) books in November; but (7) childrens books (pretty much loved all the kids books). Overall, I was really happy with the quality of my reads this month. Here's the list:

  1. Strangers at the Feast; Jennifer Vanderbes - 5/5 (a favorite)
  2. Oh No She Didn't; Clinton Kelly - 5/5
  3. What We Have; Amy Boesky - 4/5
  4. Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?; Ina Garten
  5. It's a Book; Lane Smith - 4/5
  6. Fred Stays with Me;Coffelt - 5/5
  7. Rescue; Anita Shreve - 3.5/5
  8. Shantaram; Gregory David Roberts - 5/5 (a favorite) (audio and print)
  9. By Nightfall; Michael Cunningham - 4/5  (audio and print)
  10. I Love Christmas, Anna Walker - 4.5/5
  11. Llama, Llama Holiday Drama; Anna Dewdney - 4/5
  12. Dance Dance Dance; Murakami - 4.5/5 (audio and print)
  13. Bury Your Dead; Louise Penny - 4.5/5 (audio and print)
  14. The Twelve Cats of Christmas; Kandy Radzinski - 5/5
  15. What Cats Want for Christmas; Kandy Radzinski - 5/5
  16. Night Tree; Eve Bunting - 5/5 
  17. Forgotten Garden; Kate Morton - 4/5
I completed (11) challenges in 2010 with one more to go, but unlikely to be completed (Books to Read Before I Die). I also completed my November Thankful list, which was a favorite part of my month.


23 comments:

  1. I'm impressed that you completed 11 challenges! I've done really badly with mine and I didn't even sign up to that many :-(

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  2. Wow, Diane, fantastic reading month! I think I managed to read seven and won't have time to finish The Bells (only about 20% read so far) today. I'm enjoying it and want to take my time :-)

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  3. Thanks for the wrap-up list. What is impressive is that you managed to read all good books! No 2-3s!

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  4. Congratulations! Great reading month for you, and so many challenges done!

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  5. I forgot about Clinton Kelly's book. I am adding it to my Christmas list right now: light and fun and useful sound good to me!

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  6. Excellent reading month. I've got two challenges to finish up with a book for each one.

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  7. Wow I'm impressed. Glad to read of someone else enjoying childrens books as much as I do. I had someone comment that didn't I have any childrens book when I was a child. Of course i did but there is always something new out there, right?

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  8. What a reading woman!! As always, I'm amazed. I plan to write about some children's Christmas books in December. I still have all the ones from when my kids were little.

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  9. Great job with your reading in November! I haven't taken a look to see how much I got done yet.

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  10. What a fabulous month of reading!! I am excited to read Strangers at the Feast and Shantaram! I also have Bury Your Dead and will be picking that up shortly!

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  11. Wow, you've done so well Diane. I'm not going to make any of my challenges this year but that's ok. Next year is another year to try. Great month for reading too!

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  12. Haven't read any on your list but will remember to try Dance, Dance, Dance at least!

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  13. Wow, what a great list. Good job!

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  14. congrats to you. this is truly amazing. glad you were able to read so many books in November. have a nice day.

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  15. Wow, 17 books in one month is impressive, even with 7 kids' books! I had a very busy month - have to pull my monthly list together tomorrow.

    Looks like you've been getting in the holiday spirit with some of your book choices!

    Sue

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  16. Wow...great reading and I'm happy that I have the book that you really enjoyed- Strangers at the feast!!!

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  17. Diane, you are a reading machine! Congrats on completing so many reading challenges.

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  18. Dang I wish I could read as fast as you. Congrats.

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  19. You've had a great month, Diane! I love the llama, llama books you've highlighted here. :D

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  20. Wow, you are on a roll! You did great. I don't know what's happened to my reading lately but it's been just so slow going. Hope you'll find a lot of great books to read in December!

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  21. You had a great month! I'm impressed that you have finished 11 challenges too..way to go!

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  22. I'm happy to see that Shantaram ended up being your favorite this month. Wasn't it this a beautiful, powerful story?! I read it years ago and still remember it and love it.
    Great job this month. 17 books is quite something.

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  23. Strangers at the Feast WAS a very good book. I'm reading Morton's The Distant Hours right now, and I know that I want to read her previous one(s) as well, most definitely The Forgotten Garden. Great reading month for you!

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