Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Sunday, 1 December 2013

November Reading Round-Up

Here's a round-up of my book reviews, what I've been reading and audio books I've listened to in November 2013, plus other posts that have been on the blog. 

I reviewed:
(clicking on the titles takes you to the reviews)

Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard

Rory's Boys by Alan Clark

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

His Dark Lady by Victoria Lamb

The World is a Wedding by Wendy Jones

The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Poems to Learn by Heart by Ana Sampson

The Little Book of Murder by Neil R. Storey

Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

I also read:
(thoughts coming soon)

Kellie at Come-alive Cottage by Wendy Unsworth

The Moon Field by Judith Allnatt

The Last Family in England by Matt Haig

Pictures at an Exhibition by Camilla MacPherson

Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll

His Father's Son by Tony Black

The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

Dance the Moon Down by R. L. Bartram

I started reading:

The Blood Whisperer by Zoe Sharp

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

I featured author guest posts by:

Michael Russell

Laurence O'Bryan

Current giveaway:

Signed book, plus a bookmark and poster.

What were your reading highlights this past month?


  1. You have been busy Lindsay. I have had a shameful November in reading :( One review and two books read.

    1. Thanks for linking up to your end of month post too Jane. I feel I had a decent month though there's always more to read!

  2. I think most of my November went by in a blurr. I just finished Everyone Lies by A.D. Garrett - really good debut novel - still to do my review.


    1. Glad you had a good read Lainy, will look for your review.

  3. Wow that is some list Lindsay! I am jealous and so wish that I had accomplished so much in November!

    1. Thanks Brian, though I always feel I ought to have read more somehow. I have enjoyed your reviews very much this month.

  4. That's some reading and reviewing you have been doing.

    Enjoying the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, I plan to spend December reading Christmas stories.

    1. Thanks Tracy, though I still feel like I am trying to catch up with a lot! I hope you enjoy the Christmas reads!

  5. November was a good sort of month for reading. It started with Rags & Bones, a collection of re-told fairy tales and such, included 2 excellent crime novels - The Lost by Claire McGowan + The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund - but the highlight was an early read of Anna Hope's debut Wake, about women trying to put their lives together in the years after WW1.

    1. That sounds great Mary. I loved The Lost, glad you did too, and I would like to get hold of The Long Shadow soon. I've heard about Wake, one for me to watch out for.


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