What Are You Reading in November?

What is on your reading list, as the days become darker and shorter? Do your habits change as the weather turns cold?

I’ve been much too busy by half to read as many books as usual. At this rate, I won’t make my 2016 goal of finishing 110 books.

Since 1st November, I’ve finished:

  • The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino
  • Making Tootsie: A Film Study with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollock by Susan Dworkin
  • Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles by Francine Prose

I’m currently reading:

  • Film Noir FAQ: All That’s Left to Know about Hollywood’s Golden Age of Dames, Detectives, and Danger by David J. Hogan

To be read by 30th November:

  • Hooray for Captain Spaulding: Verbal & Visual Gems From “Animal Crackers” by Richard J. Anobile
The Marx Brothers, 1931

The Marx Brothers, 1931

Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading, and why?

Please share with me in the comments!

6 thoughts on “What Are You Reading in November?

  1. Making Tootsie – well that’s my Christmas present sorted if I can wait that long. If I was held in solitary confinement for any length of time that is the film I would act out to cheer myself up!


  2. “Inside the Third Reich” by Albert Speer, because it seems suddenly seems very relevant after the election. “Hertzog.” by Saul Bellow because I’ve never finished it. Unfortunately the local library has very little to choose from. And if I feel better I’ll write some more of my story, “Roswell.” To me it’s more fun to write a book than to read one.


    • That first book definitely seems timely. As to ‘Herzog’…I love Saul Bellow. And it must be depressing to have a library with a poor selection!

      I love writing and reading in equal measure, but they take turns having the upper hand! Best of luck with your story!

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  3. I recently finished The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. I loved it. I am about to start All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Since I am late to the party and it seems everyone has read both of these books already – I have been told All the Light is better than The Nightingale. I really loved The Nightingale, so I hope they weren’t fibbing. Have you read them?


    • No, I haven’t read either of those books. I’m so busy trying to read all of the really old novels, obscure memoirs, and nonfiction books on various weird topics (not to mention write my own stuff), that I don’t have time for much else. Please let me know what you think of them, though, and maybe they’ll make my list!


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