November 2014 Reading

Some months are better than others. It's just the way it goes. I anticipated reading lots and relaxing this month with lots of books, but it didn't happen.

I did read a bit though.

Before I get started, I want to invite you to read To Kill a Mockingbird with me as I host the Reading to Know Book Club next month. :)

Rainbow Valley, by L.M. Montgomery. I recently confessed on Facebook that I have never read all of the Anne of Green Gables series. This surprised several who know me well (including my husband) since they know I like LMM's work. I've actually read quite a few of her "other" works. Maybe that's why I hadn't managed to finish the Anne series. Either way, I was happy to pick up in the series where I had left off. Rainbow Valley is about Anne's children...and even more-so about their friends who live in the manse. It was a bit slow for me at the start, but before long I was wanting to take a stroll through Rainbow Valley, too.

Little Author in the Big Woods. A good children's biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Linked to complete review.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan. Wonderful book set in modern-day San Francisco. Definitely recommend. Might be a favorite of the year.

Oh Pioneers, by Willa Cartha. Pultzler Prize winner about a smart woman on the Nebraska frontier. Interesting, but not wonderful.

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~ Annette
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1 comment

  1. I think some of the later books in the Anne series don't have quite the charm of the first few, but they're still good. I don't find myself gravitating toward them, but I like them when I do read them.

    I am planning on reading TKAM.


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