Sunday, November 4, 2012

On My Nightstand: November Edition

(Sorry for the poor quality picture but I was being a bit lazy today)

Whew!  October has come and gone and now I find myself 4 days into November already.  I just can't keep up with this time of year.  Happily enough for me though, my reading has been coming along quite nicely.  Which is a major change since I feel like I went through a year long reading slump at times in 2012.  Now it just comes down to what books that I feel like I MUST read before the end of the year.  I can't even really make a list because there are just TOO many.  So instead of putting a bunch of pressure on myself to boost up my reading numbers (I'm at 47 if you are curious) and get some of those many books that I had planned on reading read, I'm just going to once again list a few books that I would like to read in November.  Here is what's on my nightstand for November:
  • Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis-  I'm currently reading this and it is OH SO GOOD!  I'm seriously wishing I had started this series sooner but at least I have the next two books to read as well for it!
  • House of Many Shadows by Barbara Michaels-  Because I can't finish out the year without reading at least one more book by Michaels and Jenny warned me off of one of the other ones sitting on my shelves.
  • Naked In Death by J.D. Robb-  Reread and my 1st audiobook.  Haven't quite figured out how to get it on my MP3 player but when I do I'll be starting it.  LOL!
  • On my Kindle I'm currently reading the same two books that I mentioned in the previous Monday reading post (Tarnished by Karina Cooper and When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck).  Because I totally bypassed my Kindle this week and read Too Wicked to Wed by Cara Elliott (which I adored).  
  • Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes-  I've heard really good things about this thriller so I'm hoping to finally take the time to read it in November.
  • The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton-  I just loved The House at Riverton by this author so it is beyond time that I read more by her.  Plus, the colder days just beg for a big chunky read like this so I'm looking forward to it.
Other than that I would really, really like to get back to IT this month which I had to send unfinished back to the library.  I hate when that happens :/   And I would love to knock out a few more books on my Kindle since I can't seem to stop buying them.  I already need to do another e-book post.  You know that saying of too many books and just not enough time, right?  Yikes!  What are your reading plans for November???


  1. Yes, I can't believe November is here and the holidays are upon us. Happy reading! IT is a toughie, I set it aside for a little while too at one point.

  2. I understand not worrying about making your target # for the year. I just finished my last scheduled review book and now I'm reading what I want, when I want...loving the freedom of it all and the choices are a bit overwhelming but it's still good!! Have a great week and an awesome November for reading!

  3. Hi there, just stopped by to say I enjoy your blog. And I'm so happy to see another J.D. Robb fan! I just love Eve Dallas and Roarke and will re-read her books if I have nothing else to read. Can you imagine that? The other books mentioned by you sound interesting - I'd like to try reading them too.

  4. The Secret Keeper sounds especially good. I have It, which I've yet to start reading!

  5. Bitter Night has been on my kindle for far to long, I was excited to try that one, sheeesh, time truly goes to fast.

    Secret Keeper has me intrigued.

    I gave up on IT, it was taking far to much time away from other wanting to read books.

  6. I do want to read Bitter Night, I have wanted to for ages :D
    Happy reading

  7. Ooooo Naked in Death! I hope you like it. Let me know.. I do a monthly In Death Series discussion post on my blog since I host an on-going reading challenge for that series. It's usually spoiler-free, so stop by when you finish Naked.

    I started reading Anna Karenina this month! That's my exciting book news. ;)

  8. Naida- I don't think that I'm going to get back to IT until 2013 but I AM going to finish it. I really enjoyed what I read but then when it had to go back to the library I didn't grab it again. Shame on me! I'm planning on finishing it in 2013 for sure!

    Staci- I try not to worry about how many books that I read per year but sometimes I find it overwhelming especially when my TBR pile is just out of control. But reading is meant for relaxation for me so when I find myself stressed I just take a step back. :)

    Kat- Thank you! I'm a HUGE fan of the Robb books and am planning on rereading the series (if I ever catch up on the end of the series. LOL!) It has been fun to listen to this first book even if I'm not a huge fan of the narrator.

    Suko- I am really looking forward to reading more by Morton because I enjoyed The House at Riverton so much! I just need to find the time :)

    Marce- I adored Bitter Night! In fact, if I could ever find the time to write up my thoughts on it I would start the 2nd book. LOL! I just haven't found the time like I've been meaning to.

    Blodeuedd- You should definitely pick up Bitter Night! It was SO, SO good and I can't wait to read the next book!

    Christine- I'm actually on a reread (or listen I'm not sure how to classify) but I'll let you know what I think of the audio when I finish. Good luck with Anna Karenina (that is a book that definitely intimidates me)!!


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