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 was an enjoyable introduction to Harry Hole and I look forward to continuing this series.
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 was a solid serial killer crime/mystery thriller.
Murder on the Orient Express is one of my all time favorites! I. Love. This. Book.
Force of Nature was atmospheric and intense.
While I did ultimately end up liking The Chemist, I did have some issues with this book.
On the stack for next month:
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?