06 December 2008

Reading report for November 2008

It seems like November has gone by in a flash, in spite of, or perhaps because of, having been a very busy month for me. In addition to Christmas gift-making and -shopping and my bookbinding classes, I finished reading 12 books, mostly genre fiction and a couple of travel books. I made it to author no. 51 of my reading challenge, and have started on the last author.

There was only one reread this month: Pratchett’s Thud!, which I read instead of finally sitting down with Making Money which I have still not been able to work up the enthusiasm to read. I may not read it until I actually have Unseen Academicals (which Pratchett is currently writing) in my hands, as I have a dread of running out of new Discworld books to read.

The high points of the month were Henry Miller’s rambling and enthusiastic travel memoir of Greece at the beginning of World War 2, and Connie Willis’ very funny time travel adventure.

The books:
Mary Balogh: Slightly Wicked (historical romance)
Caroline Graham: Death of a Hollow Man (mystery)
Ann Granger: A Season for Murder (mystery)
Simon Hoggarty & Emily Monk: Don't Tell Mum (collection of funny and alarming e-mails home from gap-year travellers)
Donna Leon: Through a Glass, Darkly (mystery)
Henry Miller: The Colossus of Maroussi (travel, memoir)
Terry Pratchett: Thud! (fantasy, mystery)
J.D. Robb: Seduction in Death (mystery)
Nora Roberts: Rising Tides, Inner Harbor & Chesapeake Blue (romance, famly saga)
Connie Willis: To Say Nothing of the Dog (sci-fi, romance lite)

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