Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My November Reading List.

We had a meeting of the minds last night.  The Book Hungry Club got together for our monthly read and greet and during which time I was reminded that I have not done an update read list since...well...October.

I am so ashamed.

So I thought this would be a good time to update you guys and give you my reading goals for next year. 

I am shooting for twenty books a month next year.  I know I can do it, and I will.  For me the summer months are always bigger months because we spend so much time on the water.  Anyway, here is my list for November:

This month I read two cook books back to back.  I love cook books and can't get enough of them.  In fact I have three on my Christmas list this year.

Michael Symon's Live to Cook: This was a great book with a lot of info for beginning cooks plus I really liked the resources he included.  There were some recipes using cuts of meat I don't think I ever want to try, but it's nice knowing I have recipes if I ever get a hankering for pig's ears.

Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons and Culinary Secrets by Anne Burrell.  I really liked the way this cook book was laid out.  How she does the prep ahead of time.  I have always cooked that way but it was nice to know I was reading a cook book where the chef encourages that completely.

Must Love Mistletoe by Christie Ridgway.  This was a re-read for me.  Since it's Xmas time and all.  I loved it the first time and wasn't disappointed with my second go around.  Mainly I downloaded this one because I found it for free on Amazon.  Thank you Amazon!

Not Another New Years' by Christie Ridgway.  I don't know how I missed this one the first time around, but was glad I snagged it when I did.  Another cheap one from Amazon and I really enjoyed it.

Heat Wave by Richard Castle:  This was a bookhungry selection and I even picked it.  At the end of the day I wasn't overly impressed.

Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis:  The final in her Lucky Harbor Trilogy.  Or at least the final in her first Lucky Harbor Trilogy.  I have to admit I loved the male lead in this story way more than the female lead.  He was just all male.

Freedom from PCOS by Katie Humprey: If this doesn't show you how diverse my reading goes, nothing will.  If you don't know what PCOS is you wouldn't be interested in the book.

Against the Odds: Kathryn Shay is another must read author for me.  All of her books from her back list are making their way to Kindle and I couldn't be happier.  This is one of my favorites.  I can't tell you why except Nathan, her hero is one I fall in love with each time I read it.

I have downloaded about 200 books onto my kindle to read.  Some of them were free, okay, a lot of them were free and I am hoping to find some great authors in the mix.  Every once in a while I get lucky.  I will give you my December read as we closer to the end of the month.  But tell me, what are you reading?


Karla Nellenbach said...

i havent been reading as much as i'd like to be, but i did just finished IF I SHOULD DIE by Allison Brennan. I just love her. if you haven't read her and you like romantic suspense, check her out.

abby mumford said...

i read the other two books after LIFE AS WE KNEW IT, i read part of EVERYONE SEES THE ANTS by a.s. king and part of TWITTERVILLE by some author whose name i'm blanking on.

oh and i'm in the process of reading my WIP. :)