Sunday, December 6, 2015

Reading Recap - November

At the beginning of the year, I set a goal of reading 70 books.  Within that total, I wanted to expand my reading horizons a little by including one memoir/biography, one classic, and one blog reader recommendation each month.  I'm providing a round-up of these reads at the close of each month.

This month's selections ...

by Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi

I spotted this one in my library's collection a while ago, and I was intrigued. "Dirty Dancing" is still one of my favorite movies, and his character was so swoon-worthy. I also remember hearing about his battle with pancreatic cancer, and as someone who has been involved with a few cancer organizations, those stories speak to me. This books offers looks at both of those elements of his life. It was also sweet to read about the love story between him and his wife, Lisa.

by John Knowles

This fell on Steph's list of favorite classics, so I decided to pick it up.  I didn't really know what it was about until I started reading, but I was quickly pulled in. It's not a happy read, by any means, but I do think it's a poignant one. The characters are memorable, and the story explores the key themes of adolescence in a key period in world history. I'm glad I picked it up though I can't imagine reading it more than once.

Blog Reader Rec
by James Dashner

This book was recommended to me years ago, but I just never got around to it. The second movie has already been in theaters, so I guess it's time to get on it. The audio version was my commute companion, and it was a decent listen. There were so many characters though that at times I wished I had a book to go back and try and remember who was who. The only frustrating thing was getting to the end of the book and still having so many questions. I'm sure I'll pick up the next in the series soon.

Bonus Reads

I spent most of November writing. There were no bonus reads.  I don't know if December will be much different as I'm really hoping to finish up this writing project this month.


What have you been reading?

1 comment:

  1. The Maze Runner is definitely a good series. Sadly, the first movie was way off the book. BUT I definitely recommend reading the rest of the series.


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