Tuesday, December 02, 2008

November Reads

Just four books in November, but that's ok, since I wrote a book in November too! LOL

More Than It Hurts You
by Darin Strauss
11/01/08 - Good - Fiction
A doctor suspects a young mother is hurting her baby.
This was a thoughtful sort of novel and it didn't end the way I expected.

Jane Austen for Dummies by Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray
11/13/08 - Excellent - Non-fiction
If you've ever tried to read Austen and gotten confused about historical details or customs of the time, this is the book for you!
Conversational in tone and very readable, this guide answered ALL the questions I had – and some I didn't realize I had! The only issue I had is that it revealed some of the plot points in Sense & Sensibility, the only Austen novel I hadn't yet read. So, if spoilers bother you, read the novels first and then get the book. Then you'll want to re-read them all over again!

How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author by Janet Evanovich
11/18/08 - Excellent - Non-fiction
Janet shares tips and tricks on writing – my second read-through of this book. Very practical and easy to read.
I love Janet's writing and this book is so practical.

No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty
11/28/08 - Excellent - Non-fiction
How to write a novel in 30 days
I didn't think I would learn anything from reading this since I won NaNoWriMo last year, but my friend read it and recommended it. Very helpful tips, amusing anecdotes, encouraging words, and more! I also highly recommend it for anyone wanting to write a novel in a month or less.

WHAT ARE YOU READING??? Leave me a comment!

1 comment:

darinstrauss said...

Hey,
thanks for the kind words about my book!
Darin Strauss
"More Than It Hurts You"