November reading round-up

Girl Reading by Emil Brack (1860-1905)
Girl Reading by Emil Brack (1860-1905)

So here we are, one month left of 2015. One last chance to assess how I’m doing against my reading goals for the year so I can give it one last push. Better than I am on my November goals. Once again, NaNoWriMo was a wash. I started well, but stuff came up and I think my total word count ended up around 18,000. Which is better than 0, I guess.

My annual goals are looking better. Nine books in translation so far. I think if I read one more and make that a round 10, I’ll be happy with that. For Classics Club I’ve read eight, which puts me slightly behind, but I have four more years to play catch-up there!

November wasn’t the greatest month. Roll on December. Although that said, I am so far from ready for Christmas. I tried preparing by reading a collection of Christmas stories by David Sedaris but it didn’t put me in the mood. Guess I’ll have to try the good old covering-the-house-in-Christmas-decorations method. That usually works. I really like fairy lights.

Books read

Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs by Jeremy Mercer

Transmetropolitan Volume 0: Tales of Human Waste by Warren Ellis and various artists

Saga Volume 5 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou

Pride of Baghdad by Brian K Vaughan and Niko Henrichon

Naked Heat by Richard Castle

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris


My favourite read this month was Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. What was yours?