I just realised that I have been ignoring this page for a while and forgetting to post. I apologise. I have no good excuse other than getting caught up with other things. But I did manage to get some good reading done in this time so here is my wrap up for November (better late than never right). I only managed to get though 17 books in November which is a bit of a small number for me, but sometimes it just takes longer to read a book than you anticipate. I am trying to learn to slow down and enjoy the ride instead of steam rolling right through my tbr until I run out of booksJ
Wild One by Jessica Whitman – 5 Stars – The Polo Season book 2 – a great romance novel with gorgeous ponies and an exciting sport.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines – 5 stars – a great biography of this well known design couple. I do however wish it contained more practical how to info.
Archangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh – 5 stars – Guild Hunter series book 9 – I adore this series. I must admit I was disappointed that it was not Illium and Aodhans story (how much longer do we have to wait for that one?), but it was still as captivating as always.
Priest by Sierra Simone – 4 stars – An unconventional romance. Not what I was expecting, but a very enjoyable story.
Provence to Pondicherry By Tessa Kiros – 4 stars – a beautiful new cookbook
The Slow Waltz of Turtles by Katherine Pancol – 3 stars – humorous but not really my kind of book.
The Making of Gabriel Davenport by Beverley Lee – 4 stars – a captivating and complex story.
The Desire Collection books 1-4 by Lucia Jordan – 3 stars – it was okay but not her most compelling work.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – 5 stars – thoroughly engaging and mildly addictive. Impossible to put down.
Hygge: the Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Soderberg – 4 stars – total coverlove for this book. It is well formatted and a lovely read. However I would have preferred larger pictures and a glossy finish. Also it could do with some practical info on how to implement Hygge.
The escort series by Lucia Jordan – 4 stars – Finally Lucia Jordan back at her best. 2 seriously hot alpha men and a decent story. My only complaint is that it feels like a highlights reel. It could easily be fleshed out into a real novel sized book.
To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin – 4 stars – Wonderfully crafted with well rounded characters. It lagged a bit in the second half for me but I loved the setting and tone.
Claiming Love books 1-4 by Lucia Jordan – 2 stars – sorry Lucia but this one just did not appeal to me at all.
Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland – 4 stars – another stellar book by Ms Maitland. Perfectly blending historical, supernatural and drama. Loved it.
Undeniably Asher by KL Kreig – 5 stars – The Colloway Brothers book 2 – I didn’t think I could like any of the brothers more than Gray. In book 1 I found the brothers a little obnoxious – but now I think Asher is my favourite. I think I may have found a new romance go to author.
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams – 4 stars – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book 4 – a reread for me now that I have the gorgeous folio society editions.
Shattered Glass by Maria V Snyder – 4 stars – Glass book 3.5 – I adore this series – my only complaint is that it was a shortie.
Pahat’s Fishing Adventure by Kimberly Roemisch and Aaron Plunkett – 5 stars – I won this beautiful kids book in a competition . I loved the story. I will be donating it to my local women and childrens refuge.
Well there it is.. my November in books. I hope you all read some great stories and went on some wonderful fictional adventures.