What Are You Reading This November?

With Thanksgiving approaching in a little over a week, I figured I’d publish a quick “What Are You Reading?” post! I’ll be traveling with Todd out to Ohio to spend the holidays with his mom’s side of the family.  We have a 12 hour drive out, so you can be sure I’ll be getting my read on.

So what’s on the agenda to read during the trip? First up is book three in Jessica Sorensen’s The Secret series (my reviews on the first two books, The Secret of Ella and Micha & The Forever of Ella and Micha, can be found by clicking on their titles.)  Also on the list is Jane Odiwe’s newest release, Project Darcy.  I’ve been a fan of Odiwe’s Austenesque novels for a while now, so I’m looking forward to adding this title to my completed reads list for the Pride and Prejudice reading challenge I’ve been taking part in.  My most recent of her reads was Searching for Captain Wentworth).  And last, but certainly not least, is Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon.  Drums of Autumn is the fourth book in her Outlander series (see reviews for book one, two, & three.)  My goal of reading one a month didn’t exactly pan out so well, huh…..

wayrnAnyway, I’m sure I’ll read more than just these three over the holiday, but they have my top priority.  How about the rest of you? Any special Thanksgiving plans/books you’re planning on reading?  Share them in the comments below!

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26 thoughts on “What Are You Reading This November?

  1. I’ve never been much of an Austen fan, but the spin-offs sound interesting. Do you think they would be a good way to ease myself into trying out her writing again?

    • I think it depends on what you think of Austen’s works. Which, if any, of he works are you a fan of? Would you be more interested in contemporary versions of them or “sequels,” or re-imaginings? Let me know if you want to discuss the fan-fiction world. I’m a huge fan of the Jane Austen fan fiction (JAFF) world and have a plethora of titles I can share with you!

      • I’ve attempted to read Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma, and I haven’t made it through any of the three. I’ve seen the movie adaptations (and spin-offs) of Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Honestly, I can’t tell if I’m just missing something or if I just don’t like Austen’s works. I’m inclined to assume the former because of her popularity. As for book suggestions, I’m open to anything you think is interesting.

  2. I am reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer …..so far living up to its title, I’m gripped. If you like Austen ‘tribute’ novels you might be interested in The Austen project which is happening here in the UK. To celebrate the life of Jane Austen various novelists have been asked to rewrite her classics but in a modern setting. The first one is out …..Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope. Not read it yet but it has got rave reviews. Enjoy your holidays !

  3. I read “Project Darcy” and really enjoyed it! I have a few books I want to read over the holidays: “Undressing Mr. Darcy” by Karen Doornesbos, and “A Perfect Mess” by Zoe Dawson. I just started reading “Snow Fence Road” by Phyllis Edgerly Ring.

  4. I’m currently flying through the His Dark Materials trilogy. Pullman is one talented writer and his world building skills are awesome. I’m on the third and final book now, The Amber Spyglass. A great trilogy, highly recommended.

  5. Oh, I have so many that I’m reading! One that I just started is ‘The Witch’s Bell’ and I want to finish several ARC’s and beta reading stories. Such fun! Have fun on your trip!

  6. I decided not to read the latest book in The Secret series, mostly because I get fairly addicted to Jessica Sorensen’s books, but also because I find them pretty predictable. This month I want to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and I want to finally finish Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, but given the fact that I’m in finals right now I doubt that’s going to happen.

  7. Gone Girl is a great choice if no one has ruined it for you. I am reading “The Luminaries” which is a great read for long winter nights!! Award winner in Britain and Canada, takes place during the New Zealand gold rush of 19th century. Great reviews as well!!

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