Challenge Update: I did meet all my Challenges this month. I posted my 2010 Historical Challenge review earlier this month. I read, posted my list and a comment for the In-Death Challenge and I'll be including a late Mini for the 2010 Re-read Challenge in this post.
Total Books Read: 15
New Reads: 12
Favorite books this month?
- His for the Holidays Josh Lanyon, Z.A. Maxfield, LB Gregg, Harper Fox: A-
- Havana and Other Missing Fathers by Mia Leonin: B+
- See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson: B+
- Duty and Devotion, Book 3 by Tere Michaels: B+
Nath's 2010 Read-Read Challenge November Mini:
- If You Desire by Kresley Cole
Balance of Books Read:
This book was fun, delicious and frustrating. Jane is a 'progressive' and she and her eight female cousins are outrageous and scandalous. They refer to Hugh as 'Tears and Years' because of all the tears and time Jane spent grieving for him. But by the time Hugh returns, she's more furious than heartbroken and once the two of them go into hiding, she makes his life impossible. She does everything in her power to seduce him and there's everything from sexual tension to sexual play and sweetness to hostility throughout the story. But Jane's modern outlook doesn't help her understand Hugh, and she comes off as more than a bit spoiled at times. Hugh loves her without barriers and in trying to protect her, he sometimes gives in too much. However, there's something about Hugh that I really love. It's probably the relentless love he felt for Jane and the whole Highlander aura. Grade B
- Fair Game by Josh Lanyon: Solid B
- The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan: B
- Faith and Fidelity, Book 1 by Tere Michaels: B
- The Dickens with Love by Josh Lanyon: B
- Burning Up by Sarah Mayberry: B
- Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb (Novella): B
- Coming Clean by Inez Kelley: B
- Love and Loyalty, Book 2 by Tere Michaels: C+
- If You Deceive by Kresley Cole (Re-read): B
- Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale (Re-read) : A+
So, how was your November? Any favorites or great recommendations?
You covered a lot of ground considering your reading slowed down towards the end of the month! And how nice that you finished some yarn projects! Are the projects Christmas gifts? If so, you ended the month way ahead of the game!ReplyDelete
As we've discussed before, I have always wanted to read this trilogy by Kresley Cole. Hopefully I'll get to it someday. :)
Christine, I read a few long books but the rest are short reads or novellas. It was just one of those months... I think I didn't really feel like reading after a while? It's not "normal" for me, lol! The yarn projects are definitely Christmas gifts. :) The family is getting hand-made stuff this year, lol! They'll benefit.ReplyDelete
I hope you do get the Cole trilogy, they're definitely enjoyable historicals - all of them.
That was a good list :) I told you before about Harper Fox, those are good. My most favorite of this month was Hammer and Air by Amy Lane. I cried like a baby!ReplyDelete
Knitting/crocheting rocks. Those would be awesome gifts for the holidays.
Lucky gift recipients! :)ReplyDelete
Hmmm, I've never read anything from Ms Cole aside from her paranormal romance books. Wonder if it would suit me :PReplyDelete
You didn't do badly actually, Hils. However, I bet that not having a reading flow was annoying :(
LOL, you finally read See Jane Scores? :) Seems like you enjoyed it, good :)
My recs? LOL, the Lorraine Heath books... and get Play of Passion!!
Can't wait for my copy of His for the Holidays to release! I've got it on preorder. So glad it seems to be living up to my high expectations. It's such a great line up of authors!ReplyDelete
Some of my favorite reads for November included:
Play of Passion
Glimpses by Lynn Flewelling
Double Cross by Carolyn Crane
Warrior by Zoe Archer
Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
Mariana, thanks for all the great recommendations. I'll look up Hammer and Air.ReplyDelete
Christine, some family members have been asking for specific items for a while. It's time. ;P
Nath, these are the only other historicals by Cole I've read and I enjoyed them. There's another series, The Sutherland Brothers, that I've not tried. But these I liked. It's those Highlanders, lol! Hmm... the lack of reading flow was quite frustrating in November. I hope December is a smoother month for me. See Jane Score was a great read! Thanks for the recommendation. And I'll definitely be reading the Heath books and the Singh. :)
Renee, I definitely think you'll enjoy His for the Holidays. It was not a disappointment for me. I loved, loved 3 and enjoyed the 4th. So, not bad at all for an anthology. :) Love your list of favorites for November. Four of those books are on my list of books to read.
Love and Loyalty only got a C+? You are harsh! LOLReplyDelete
Ooh I need to read the Ginn Hale. I bought as soon as I got home from my trip. :P
LOL, Ames! Love and Loyalty was good! A C+ is not bad. *g* I enjoyed James' story. I just thought it was lacking in conflict. But the romance itself was cute. :)ReplyDelete
Ames, PS: I hope you enjoy Wicked Gentlemen. That was a great read for me! First AND second time around. :)ReplyDelete
You had a good month, even with the bumps. :) I think we all need that break from the intense reading we do. I like to organize when I need a break from reading in my spare time.ReplyDelete
Good for you for finishing all your challenges! I've been slacking off terribly. :(
You know I've had Cole's 5 historicals on the tbr pile for ages. I really should read those. LOL Someday, right? :D
YAH for finishing a few knitting and crocheting projects - and for meeting your challenges :)ReplyDelete
I had an OK November...am drowning a bit this month in book, but hoping to get ahead :)
Leslie, I definitely need(ed) a reading break. I think I'm still taking one, lol! I've done pretty well with my Challenges this year, although it hasn't been easy to do so during some months.ReplyDelete
This trilogy by Cole was an enjoyable one for me a few years back. I still enjoyed the last two this time around, with a bit more reservation, but still... liked them quite a bit. I still think it's those Highlanders, lol!
Orannia, thank you. Yeah... too many books, so little time? I know the feeling. I decided to just let them stew for a bit, and I'll get to them when I can enjoy again. :)