November Reads (Quick Lit)

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I set a goal back in February that I would read 50 books this year. Everything was pretty much right on track until Henry got here. Babies take up a lot of time, okay?? So, it doesn’t look like I will meet my goal, but I have read some really great books this year.

Sam and I watched all of the Harry Potter movies last month, because he had never seen them or read the books (crazy, I know). After watching them all again, I have an itch to re-read all the books. I’ve never really been one to re-read books before, but I’m thinking now may be the time to start.

I’m linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to talk about the books I am currently reading/have already read this month. Unfortunately, I haven’t finished a book already this month, but I am currently reading a few that I will share here.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

First of all, this book is LONG. I am reading it on my Kindle, and I am making sloooow progress. Second of all, the characters are very intriguing!! The narrator, Owen Meany, and several others have me hooked in. There’s an element of wondering what in the world is going on as it is told in memories, but overall it has been enjoyable, and I plan on continuing to read it.

Letters of Note: Volume 1: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

This book contains 125 letters written by all kinds of people to all kinds of people. We are talking presidents, queens, artists, and so many more. There are even pictures of some of the letters included. This has been such an interesting and easy read. It is easy to pick it up and read a few letters at a time. Shaun Usher also gives a little insight into why the letter was written before the letter itself is included. It is so cool to read what people put in the letters they were sending. It really gives you more information about who they were as a person and the things they really cared about. Definitely something I would recommend.

Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel

We’re reading this book in the MOPS Bible study I am in, and wow, it is good stuff. This is another book I am reading on Kindle, and I already have so much underlined. I’m only a couple chapters in, but I have already recommended it to my sister-in-law. While Henry is only 3 months old right now, I’m excited to read this as foundational in the way I want to parent.

I wish I was reading more right now, but I’m trying to figure out a rhythm of making it part of my daily routine. What works for y’all when you’re trying to read more? What books are you reading?? I love book recommendations! Comment on this post or e-mail me at, and if you’re looking for more book recommendations, check out Modern Mrs. Darcy.

Author: Erin Roberts

Hi! I'm Erin. I'm a follower of Jesus, a wife to Sam, a mom to Henry, and a drinker of coffee. My hope is that you will kick off your shoes, get some coffee, and stay awhile. Visit me at

7 thoughts on “November Reads (Quick Lit)”

  1. Owen Meany is a book that’s been on my to read list for a loooong time, I just haven’t gotten around to it.

    And I won’t be able to reach my 2016 reading goal either, but that’s okay. I figure setting goals for reading just makes you read more, and that’s always good, even if you don’t quite get there. I know I at least have read more books this year trying to reach my goal 🙂


    1. I completely agree about the goal! I’ve definitely read more books this year than I ever would have if I hadn’t set a goal and made it a priority. Plus, I’m giving myself some grace since babies do take up a lot of time 🙂

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  2. I feel like a regular HP reread is the secret to a happy life. Sometimes I read the series all the way through, but more often I will read just whichever book I’m missing most. P.S. My husband went to grad school at UA, so we lived in Tuscaloosa for a few years. We still miss it. RTR!


    1. I’m thinking you’re probably right! The Chronicles of Narnia are also on my re-read list now that I’ve thought about it some more.

      That’s so cool!! Tuscaloosa will always have a special place in my heart. Roll tide!!


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