November passed by in such a blur! My husband and I hosted both a Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving, which involved lots of prep work and cleaning, followed by even more cleaning. And as per our usual tradition, we decorated the house for Christmas in the weekend after Thanksgiving, which makes me a very happy camper!
It’s amazing that I found enough time amidst all the craziness to read nine books. Sometimes people ask me how I manage to read as much as I do and I honestly don’t even know. It’s like sleeping or eating. I don’t know how not to read!
Ready to see the books I read and reviewed this month?
Books I reviewed:
The Night Sister was a well written and creepy story – don’t read this too late at night!Cross Her Heart was fine but just didn’t have anything that took it from “okay” to “wow” for me.
Purgatorium had a fascinating premise with solid execution, making for a thought-provoking reading experience.
Once Upon a River was a spellbinding story to be savored.
The Night Circus had captivating storytelling, and the writing style and narration style complemented each other perfectly.I wanted to love Codename: Chimera but have to wonder if it would have made for a better screenplay
Books I read but haven’t reviewed:
Book Girl is part memoir, part book lists, and it hit a lot of the right notes for me as a book lover.
The Handmaid’s Tale was terrifying and though-provoking, and it’s amazing how eerily possible it feels in our current reality.
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die was a doorstopper listing an expansive and eclectic collection of books arranged alphabetically by author, making for an interesting browsing experience.
Other posts this month:
My latest edition of Like this? Try that! focused on psychological thrillers, as I recently read a handful of them that were not only entertaining but also strongly reminded me of other popular thrillers. Check out the full post HERE. Are you looking for bookish gifts for this holiday season? Check out my list of favorite items to spread the love with HERE.
On the stack for next month:
For December, I’m intentionally planning for less books because the month always gets so busy with holiday celebrations. I have some great review copies planned, though, and I’m excited to finally pick up The Hate U Give after seeing and loving the movie! And as I mentioned back in my October wrap up, I’ve recently found myself craving more classics and longer books to immerse myself in, so I’m going to start with Wuthering Heights. I have a lot of friends who love this classic and know many others who hate it, so we’ll see how this goes…
What are you reading or planning on reading next?