Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Books You Loved: November edition




Books You loved: October had lots of interesting books.  Some reviews that caught my eye were:

Invisible Ellen was reviewed by Chick Lit Central.  Melissa said "It has definitely made it to my 2014 favorites list, as well as my all-time favorites list."  I got this out of the library and am reading this now!  A great recommendation.

The Annotated Persuasion was reviewed by Diary of an Eccentric. Anna said "These annotations made my second reading of Persuasion a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  I finished the novel for the second time with a richer understanding of the characters and the time period and a better appreciation for Austen’s genius. "  I have never thought of reading an annotated copy of a Jane Austen book – now on my list of things to do.

Dreamer's Pool was brought to us by Books Without Any Pictures.  Grace said " Marillier’s prose is sublime.  The atmosphere that she creates reminds me of writers like Patricia McKillip or Robin McKinley, evocative of myths and faerie tales, but with a fresh feminist perspective.  Dreamer’s Pool is the first of Marillier’s novels that I’ve read, which makes me wonder–Juliet Marillier, where have you been all my life?"

Exiles was brought over by Carmen's Books and Movies Reviews.  Carmen said "I have read sad (and inspiring) books in my day, but Exiles by Ron Hansen is in contention to take the cake in both categories. I felt moved by the life of Gerard Manley Hopkins, his convictions, the desertion of friends and family when he abandoned the comfort of his faith for a stranger (and poorly perceived) one, desertion that felt to him like betrayal because in the most important moments of his life the people closest to him weren’t present. That hurts! He remained as the nuns, an exile until the end."  I go this one out of the library because I like his poetry and while it wasn't a total fave of mine I did enjoy it.

Daring: My Passages was reviewed by Guiltless Reading. She said "I really enjoyed reading this memoir and am thankful that Gail Sheehy has taken the time to document her fascinating journey as a woman and journalist through the past fifty years. "  I'm looking forward to reading this one.  I remember reading Passages in the 70's.

To see other books that were linked in, you can hop on over to this Pinboard.

Now for the November collection.  Remember the post doesn't have to be a recent one and the book doesn't have to have been recently published or read.  The only requirement is that it is about a book that you loved.

To add to the list just pop the name of the book (and your name/blog name if you like) into the first Mr Linky box and then copy and paste the url of your post about it into the second box.

I'll be pinning your links to this Pinboard to make it easier for you to check them out at a glance.

Happy November!

22 comments:

  1. Yeah...I love this monthly post.

    I was waiting to post my book. It was one I truly enjoyed.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews

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  2. Ennara is a young girl full of black magic and she's trying hard to do healing magic. However, not everyone wants her to succeed...

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  3. I loved A Night To Remember from R. C. Matthews. Thanks for this monthly post.

    Tash

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  4. Glad you shared my recommendation. I'll be posting a new review tomorrow and will link it up here. Thanks!

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  5. thanks for the exposure, great job!

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity to share books we love!

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  7. Thanks for this great meme, Carole. I'm always eager to contribute.
    Thanks for featuring Exiles above; too bad you didn't like it as much as I did.
    Regards.

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  8. I cast my mind back over the books I've read recently for something outstanding and nothing really came readily to mind, but I looked at my reading list and finally settled on two mysteries: Back Spin by Harlan Coben and The Pusher by Ed McBain. Each was an enjoyable read and notable within its own genre. Recommended for those who enjoy mysteries.

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  9. Carole - Thanks so much for these posts. This month I submitted once by accident (#29) so you can remove it. The post is about a book but even more so about an author I loved reading.

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  10. I just finished "At Bluebonnet Lake" by Amanda Cabot - loved it! If you are looking for a sweet romance, this is it! :) And it 's a start of a series, which the next book will continue on with many of the characters in this book!
    Happy Reading - Kristie

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  11. Absolutely loved First Impressions by Charlie Lovett. A must read for all Jane Austen fans.

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  12. Thanks Carole, I just included a link to a FREE e-book I enjoyed, and only 26 pages long too, but only if you don't mind a swear word or two.

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  13. This time I added a cookbook!

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  14. Hello Carole,
    I'll be back later on in the month to post my link, but I just wanted to stop by and say hi! :)

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  15. Carole, thank you for hosting this fab feature! I added a book which I loved, and which I want to share, with a giveaway open to all! :)

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  16. Carole, I am sorry but I accidentally posted my link twice. Please delete one. Thanks!

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  17. I see Juliet's Nurse is already there! I loved that too! :)

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  18. The book I entered I reviewed earlier in the year, but I don't think I had posted it on books you love.

    I love Sarah M. Eden and recommend reading her books for those that like Historical Romance, clean.

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  19. I've been reading holiday themed books lately!! Anyone else getting in the mood for the holidays by reading holiday themed books??

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  20. I have linked up as you reminded me Carole, thanks. I welcome new followers on my book review blog and will always follow back.

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  21. Hello everyone! :) I've just posted my Book of the Month for November. See you next month, Carole!

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Your comments are most welcome. Cheers