November Reading List

MANNEQUIN LAYING ON BOOKS © Dana Rothstein | Dreamstime.com

MANNEQUIN LAYING ON BOOKS
© Dana Rothstein | Dreamstime.com

<– This is me on the sofa after too much turkey.

Whether you recovering from stuffing yourself with turkey and accessories (if you are in the US), or you are collapsing on the sofa after shovelling out (if you are in Canada) or you are on the beach in the summer heat (in Australia), there is a universal constant.

You need a book to help aid digestion. Here are some suggestions for you this month.

NIGHT SHIFT collection by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin and Milla Vane.  I bought it for the Psy/Changeling story by Singh because I adore all of her series (go check them out now!) but then I read the first page of Shearin’s Lucky Charms and started laughing hysterically. Great, now I have a new author to obsess over. I still have the other two stories left to read.

Forever Christmas collection.  Four friends in Washington State decide to pool their resources to save the town’s historic Christmas tree farm. They are available in one anthology, or you can get them separately. (FREE November 29-30)
Christmas Reflections by Joanne Jaytanie (FREE November 28-30)
Christmas Kiss by Sharon Kleve
The Christmas Wreath by Angela Ford
Candy Cane Kisses by Elle Rush (FREE November 27, 28, 29)

BLOOD DREAMS by Kay Hooper. (romantic suspense) I used to read Hooper’s books but I drifted a way a few years ago. I recently saw her latest trilogy in the library and signed them all out. She writes a very creepy mystery with very bad bad guys and heroes and heroines you root for, but be warned – not everybody gets a happy-ever-after.

THE PROMISE by Kristen Ashley. This book came out over the summer and I wasn’t immediately enthralled with it so I recently gave it a re-read. It’s a good read in her ‘Burg series. Frankie and Benny gave good romance and Ashley gave us some fantastic cameos from my other favourite characters and couples and books.

DOUBLE DEAD by Chuck Wendig. I enjoy a good horror and I like vampires and I have a lot of trouble with zombies (reading about them, not in real life because that would be a silly thing to say.) I met Wendig at the Surrey International Writers Conference and he was smart and thoroughly entertaining so I’m giving it a try. So far his book is definitely worth the risk – atypical hero, lots of action, good writing. I’m looking forward to finishing it.