November Reads and December Prospects

I’ve had a great month’s reading in November, a very varied collection of books with no stinkers to be seen/smelt/smelled…

The Language of Trees by Ilie Ruby

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Night by Elie Wiesel

Your Presence is Requested in Suvanto by Maile Chapman

Alone In Berlin by Hans Fallada

The Little House by Philippa Gregory (to be reviewed soon)

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (digital ARC to be reviewed soon)

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (slightly whiffy perhaps..)

Coconut Unlmited by Nikesh Shukla



The Best of Men by Claire Letemendia (historical fiction)

Le Temps des Cerises by Zillah Bethell

The Birdhouse by Kelly Simmons (digital ARC)

The Virago Book of Christmas  edited by Michelle Lovric

These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

Late for Tea at the Deer Palace by Tamara Chalabi

and a late entry, Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt which I have borrowed from the Mobile Library on, my favourite online book forum.

Oops and another late entry which I must review, The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale.

That’s enough to be getting on with for the moment as the Christmas holidays can be rather hectic here, in a good way!

Meanwhile, Luke and Eva managed to get through quite a few books this month so I thought I’d add in their lists…

Eva’s Offerings


Brownies Christmas  Cheer by Caroline Plaisted

Watch Out for Witches by Hilda Offen

The Wizard’s Warning by Hilda Offen

The Trouble with Owls by Hilda Offen (currently reading and loving Hilda as you can see!)

Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by Lauren Child (having previously read and enjoyed Clarice Bean Utterly Me)

Luke’s Reads


We are experiencing the excitement of discovering a new, to us, favourite author Robert Muchamore and Luke has literally devoured the first three of the Henderson’s Boys series, The Escape, Eagle Day and Secret Army and we are anxiously awaiting the publication of the fourth book Grey Wolves which won’t be out until February 2011.  No need to mope for long though as there is another series, the Cherub  books of which there are 12, woo hoo!  Luke has read the first of this series, The Recruit and I think Santa will be bringing the next four in the series as well as some other books.

As a distraction from the Muchamore mania he’s also read a Jim Eldridge book, Jungle Kill in the Black Ops series (you can tell that Luke likes his war stories!) and I am pleased to report that Jim has written lots of other war related series and some excellent My Story books about life in the trenches, building the pyramids, sailing with the Spanish Armada and many more which should keep Luke interested for the near future.

At the moment he’s enjoying reading Time Riders by Alex Scarrow which makes a change from war, war, war and is throwing a bit of science fiction and time travel into the mix.  Apparently Scarrow has a nine novel series deal with Puffin so that’s more good news for us!

Oops, a late addition, almost forgot Diary of A Wimpy Kid Book 5 being devoured in a couple of hours and how many laughs Secret Santa by Guy Bass gave us all.

Well I think that wraps it up for myself and the Treezlets for now – I hope your November reads for you and your families have been equally enjoyable.

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