Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are happy and well? November here in the UK has been a changeable month from mild and wet weather to a real cold snap mid-month. I have been too busy with my college work and placement to really get that bothered about the weather though. I have also been reading a lot of course related books and articles which sadly means less personal reading time. Here’s what I did manage to finish in November:
Fiction: 2 Non-Fiction: 2 Poetry: 0
I started November off by finishing The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C S Lewis the fifth instalment in The Chronicles of Narnia series. A wonderful comfort read for the dark and cold nights. Then a friend lent me their copy of Death Comes to Pemberley by P D James and what with the TV adaptation shortly to be aired I just had to start reading it straight away. A perfect blend of two my favourite genres for this time of month: crime and period drama.
Alongside those works of fiction in November I also made excellent progress towards my goal of reading more non-fiction. First I finished the lengthy Tudors by Peter Ackroyd (The History of England Volume II). An excellent in-depth look into all the Tudor monarchs and the religious upheaval of the time. I found it fascinating. Then I finished The Truth of the Cross by R C Sproul a piece of Christian non-fiction focusing on what Jesus did and what it means for us today. My thoughts on which are still to be posted.
Pick of the Month: Death Comes to Pemberley
And those are just the books I finished. In November I have perhaps been reading even more that previous months but just not finishing as much. I have been dipping in and out of three books for my college course one of which is Teaching by Story by Margaret Read MacDonald, Jennifer MacDonald Whitman and Nathaniel Forrest Whitman. Then for my personal reading I have started and made good progress into City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, Elizabeth of York by Alison Weir and All About Jesus by Roger Quy. So plenty to be getting on with I think.
How was your November? What did you read?