Note - this was supposed to be published while we were in Portland but Blogger was not cooperating. I tried to publish it several times but wasn't having any luck. So, I'm going to post it now! Better late than never.
I've read quite a lot this month, though a good portion of it is children's classics. My husband and I are in Portland this entire week so I probably won't get much more reading done this month!
COMPLETED (links are to my full reviews)
- Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace - 4 stars. Very cute story.
- Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace - 4 stars. Cute but not quite as good as the original. Would make a good read aloud for young girls.
- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - 4 stars. Another excellent book that somehow escaped my reading list as a child.
- The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas: An Austin Family Story by Madeleine L'Engle - 3.5 stars. Great story. Put me in the mood for Christmas!
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - 2 stars. Loved it as a kid but now have reservations about some of the spiritual aspects of the book.
- Lady Susan by Jane Austen - 3 stars. Not as good as some of her other books.
- Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson - 3 stars. I would have hated this book as assigned high school reading.
- Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World by Tom Davis - 4 stars. Heart wrenching story. Highly recommend.
- The Yada Yada Prayer Group
by Neta Jackson - 3 stars. Just ok. Won't be continuing the series.
- The Choice (Lancaster County Secrets, #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher - 3 stars.
- Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes - 4 stars. Not your typical Christian fiction. It hurt to read this book but it was touching!
- The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister - 3 stars. Not as good as I had hoped. Great story but the formatting of the story/book made it extremely difficult to read.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decluttering by Regina Leeds - 3 stars. Motivational but a walking advertisement for The Container Store.
- Spinning Forward by Terri DuLong - 2 stars. Dropped it. Would have been an alright story but for the explicit love scene 2/3 of the way through. Ugh.
- Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff - Just started.
Happy November reading!