November Reading Wrap Up

November Reading Wrap UpNovember 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, by Jennifer McMahon

The Night Sister was a well written and creepy story – don’t read this too late at night!dotted line separatorCross Her Heart, by Sarah PinboroughCross Her Heart was fine but just didn’t have anything that took it from “okay” to “wow” for me.
dotted line separatorPurgatorium, by J.H. CarnathanPurgatorium had a fascinating premise with solid execution, making for a thought-provoking reading experience.

dotted line separatorOnce Upon a River, by Diane SetterfieldOnce Upon a River was a spellbinding story to be savored.

dotted line separatorThe Night Circus, by Erin MorgensternThe Night Circus had captivating storytelling, and the writing style and narration style complemented each other perfectly.dotted line separatorCodename: Chimera by J.K. PersyI 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, by Sarah Clarkson

Book Girl is part memoir, part book lists, and it hit a lot of the right notes for me as a book lover.
dotted line separatorThe Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret AtwoodThe Handmaid’s Tale was terrifying and though-provoking, and it’s amazing how eerily possible it feels in our current reality.
dotted line separator1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, by James Mustich1,000 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:

Like this? Try that! Psychological Thriller Edition

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 HEREdotted line separator10 bookish gifts for this holiday seasonAre 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:

December 2018 TBR

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?

8 thoughts on “November Reading Wrap Up

  1. I hope you enjoy Wuthering. The Bronte sisters have always been solid reads for me even if I don’t enjoy the stories themselves as much as say a Dickens story.

    And my goodness, didn’t November just FLY by? I can’t believe Christmas is only 3’ish weeks away now…

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