November 2013 Roundup

It’s been a loooong while since I’ve posted a monthly roundup, but it feels like time to talk about my reading and blogging again.  November (up until the last week, anyways) was catch-up month for me.  I blew through several books on my Kindle and am finally back on track to complete my goal of reading 50 books this year.  I am sort of taking my own little detour through the world of books lately, mostly sticking to adult fiction, but not really any one genre and straying a bit from new releases.  I’m enjoying the variety, but not reading YA or new releases makes me feel really isolated from the book blogging community.  I’ve not really been keeping my end of the deal up by reading/commenting around lately, but I just feel a sense of malaise when it comes to trying to relate to other bloggers.  It is easy to do when you all read the same/similar things, but it is almost impossible to have a great conversation about books when you have none in common.  I keep this blog ultimately for myself, so I will continue to blog when I want, but I find it frustrating that book blogging is sort of limiting in this regard.

Books Read:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Villette by Charlotte Brontë

The Dinner by Herman Koch

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

The Preservationist by Justin Kramon

You Had Me at Hello by Mhairi McFarlane

In the Works: I’ve been reading Admission and finding it a bit slow-going, but interesting.  I like learning about the admissions process at Ivy League schools, but the main character has yet to seem more than one-dimensional.  I am listening to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on audiobook and really enjoying it.  Non-fiction on audiobook is definitely the way to go for me… reading it goes way too slow.  I expect to be getting the new Wally Lamb from the library soon, so that is probably up this month, too.

What’s new with your reading/blogging?  Read anything good lately?

One thought on “November 2013 Roundup

  1. I found your review of The Dinner to be very intriguing! I dive into adult novels every so often, and enjoyed Gone Girl very much. I actually both looked up the book AND added it to my wish list at the library. I subscribe to you blog via email and often forget to comment, but keep on keepin’ on because I like reading your posts!

    I saw the movie for Admission, and my ex works in college admissions, so I’ll be interested in what you think of that book!

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