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December is … National Novel Reading Month?

National Novel Reading Month

So, I stumbled on some people talking about National Novel Reading Month and after doing a little research and not finding anything “official”, I thought I would do my own little NaNoReaMo.

So, here’s the dealio:

I pledge to read four novels this month (which will be tough given the holidays and so forth – but come on, curling up in front of a fire and reading? What better excuse do you need than that?)

I will not only read these books, I will post a review on these books AND THEN give them away to four lucky winners for Book Swap in January!

And since I just finished writing 50,000 words in 30 days, I’m SO DONE with writing and SO IN THE MOOD to read for a bit.

Here are the books I’ll be reading this month:

Book One: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning. . . .

Book Two: The Time Traveler’s Wife by

Description: A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

Book Three: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by

Description: It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.

Book Four: Vision in White (The Bride Quartet, Book 1) by Nora Roberts

Description: Wedding photographer Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.

A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac’s type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends-and business partners-to see her way to her own happy ending.

If you would like to participate in NaNoReaMo, please feel free to do so! In fact, read the same books as I am and then we can discuss what we liked, or disliked, about the book! (A sort of mini-book club!).

My tentative reading schedule:

December 1 – 8: New Moon
December 8 – 15: The Time Traveler’s Wife
December 15 – 22: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
December 22 – 29: Vision in White

Happy Reading!

7 thoughts on “December is … National Novel Reading Month?”

  1. Done with Breaking Dawn. Hated it. On to The Winter Queen by Amanda McCabe. Needed some fluff to get the bad taste of the Twilight Saga out of my head.

  2. I’m in! I am currently reading Breaking Dawn, which I started this month. Well, maybe on the 30th, but are we going to be really technical here?

    I’ve got several books I’d love to read and I’ve not really got anything better to do as we already had family here and we’re not going anywhere. Hard to do when you live on a farm, ya know!

    My goal was to read 35 books this year. I’m at 35 or 36, so what’s a couple more, right?

  3. I’d love to join you but I’m pretty sure it would be impossible for me to read 4 books any month, especially this month. Maybe next year though when the kids are a bit older? A girl can dream but seriously if the baby girl can sleep through the night, it could happen I think.

  4. NaNoReaMo would be a cinch for me – I get obsessive about reading. Once I start a book, I have to finish it as soon as possible. Even if that means ignoring housework and other things. Or staying up until 2 AM (I’m usually asleep by 11).

    I have both New Moon and The Time Traveler’s Wife. I enjoyed both of them.

    I think I’ll stay away from the books this month, though. I’m expecting up to15 people in my house for the two weeks surrounding Christmas. I can’t ignore housework for the sake of reading. 🙂

  5. I still have two books left to read by December 20th. I don’t think I’ll be able to get both of them in, but I can shoot for at least one!

    (Note to self: Get book off bookshelf and put it on end table so it will be near you when you park your arse in front of the TV at night…)

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