November Reading Recap

November Reading Recap

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this from the US! I hope you had a wonderful day of food, family, and friends and a great first weekend of the Christmas season. This is officially my favorite season of the year, so please allow me this excitement – my husband and I put up our Christmas tree, village, and outside lights this weekend and it just makes me SO happy!!!

Ahem. Onto the books.

November was a really good month of books and reading for me! I stayed on track with everything I planned on reading even amidst the planning, cooking, and cleaning involved in hosting a Thanksgiving meal and all the Christmas decorating. With two books I rated a five out of five coffee mugs (The Wife Between Us and a re-read of Murder on the Orient Express), and each of them with a rating of at least a three, it’s fair to say I enjoyed all of these books!

So let’s see the list now, shall we?

Books I read and reviewed:

The Bat, by Jo Nesbo

The Bat was an enjoyable introduction to Harry Hole and I look forward to continuing this series.

The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us was perfection and can be summed up with one word: WOW!


Pacific Fire, the second book in the Daniel Blackland trilogy, didn’t quite have the same magic that California Bones did for me, but it was still entertaining and a lot of fun!

The Vanishing Season, by Joanna Schaffhausen

The Vanishing Season was a solid serial killer crime/mystery thriller.

Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is one of my all time favorites! I. Love. This. Book.

Force of Nature, by Jane Harper

Force of Nature was atmospheric and intense.

The Chemist, by Stephenie Meyer

While I did ultimately end up liking The Chemist, I did have some issues with this book.

On the stack for next month:

December 2017 TBR

I’m really looking forward to all of the books next up on my list! I’m planning on rounding out the Daniel Blackland trilogy and finally finishing one of the many series I’ve started but have not yet completed. I also try to read at least one Christmas themed book this time of year, so a holiday romance anthology and cozy mystery seemed to fit that bill. And I’ve been eagerly anticipating One of Us is Lying since before its release, so I’m excited to read it in December with the online book club Suspenseful Clues and Thrilling Reviews!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?


10 thoughts on “November Reading Recap

  1. Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

    I read The Couple Next Door and thought it was nice fun ride, but not the most impressive thing on the market! 😮 Hope you do enjoy it more than I did. 😉 I’m going to be reading The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter somewhere early in December. Hope it’ll be amazing!! 😀

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  2. Bookstooge says:

    2 five stars in one month? I have to admit, I’m jealous.

    On another note, are you still interested in doing something like a “Murder on the Orient Express” buddy read/watch next year? I know I mentioned it under that post, but wanted to check in again. I’m starting to make some plans for 2018 and was wondering what month would possibly work for you. I was thinking of reading the book (as I’ve never read it), then watching the 2 movies, probably one a week. Stretch it out to a 3 week or month long thing. That way there is no pressure.

    Let me know your thoughts. And if you’re not interested, no worries.

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