Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Book List

Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel
This novel, about a couple's everyday life from the 60's through the 90's, is beautiful, real, and profound. A few times I was moved to tears just by how perfectly the author captured the evolving atmosphere of South Florida - only a true Miami native could have written this. It made me feel like I was home again.

The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
The first two books in the trilogy-within-a-series that will wrap up the Wheel of Time. Brandon Sanderson is second only to Joss Whedon in his ability to write strong, feminine, multi-layered women, and all the characters (not just the women) are really fleshing out under his authorship. I want to sit at Egwene al'Vere's feet and learn the weaves for awesomeness. I hate to say it, but I liked these books better than any of Jordan's!

Oh and please note that both of these clock in around 800 pages, severely lowering my book count for the month. It's a miracle that I even finished the last one last night, in time to make the book list. I also got a lot of Looks while reading them in public, which is odd - I mean, some Harry Potter books are about the same length and no one gives weird looks about those.

Books for November: 3
2010 year to date: 61


  1. You're about 12-13 books ahead of me for the year! I need to catch up. :)

  2. Susanna, thanks for commenting! :) My parents grew up in Miami during most of the same time period that the book covers - we moved away in 1989. It was amazing to read a novel about events and places that my parents and grandparents still talk about!