Monday, December 1, 2014

What I Read: November

November was a pretty good reading month. I liked everything that I read, and I also discovered a new favorite. :) As usual, the links will take you to my reviews.

The Princess Spy, by Melanie Dickerson. This was the third of her fairy tale retellings that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. Gorgeous cover, too. :)

The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery. I finally read this book, and oh my goodness, I adored it. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was better. It made me laugh and smile and swoon. Definitely a new favorite! (And as soon as I reread the last Harry Potter book, I am going to start the Anne of Green Gables series. Hopefully in December!)

Debbie: My Life, by Debbie Reynolds. Hello, awfully cheesy cover! (Thankfully mine is an ex-library copy that's missing the dust jacket, ha.) If you're into classic movies, then you might know that Debbie Reynolds released a new memoir...last year? The year before? Sometime fairly recently. But this is her first one, which was released in 1988. It was surprisingly interesting and readable and detailed without being dry (things that I wish all memoirs/autobiographies/biographies were). It was fairly depressing, because Debbie had really bad luck choosing husbands. Anyway, more details in my review. :) I did enjoy it, though.

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins. I wanted to reread this before I see the film, because it had been about three years since I last read it.'s still my least favorite of the series by far. The pacing and whole story feels a bit uneven, but it's worth reading for the conclusion. I love the very end (I vividly remember being shocked by that one certain twist!) and the epilogue. I'll probably be doing a review of Mockingjay: Part 1 in the next week or two, after I go see it. :)

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I loved the basic plot of this's such a cute idea! Though there were quite a few things that bugged me, I ended up enjoying this one more than I expected to. It was a quick Christmas-ish read.


  1. Yes! You got around to reading "The Blue Castle!" It's one of my pick-me-up books. I've read it 3 or 4 times so far. It's definitely one of LMM's more 'adult' books.

    The Anne series is great, although I didn't care for "Anne of Windy Poplars." I just couldn't get into all the letters in it, which surprised me because I really thought I would love that.

    I can't remember if you've ever read the Emily series. I think I enjoy those even more than Anne. One of the characters in the series is just despicable, but... he's supposed to be, so I guess that's okay.

    1. I loved The Blue Castle. :) No, I haven't read the Emily series yet! It's on my list after the Anne series, though. I've heard several people say they prefer the Emily books.


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