Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What I Read in November

I have been utilizing my free time to Christmas shop, read, and scroll social media recently so it's 9 days into December and I haven't shared my November reads!

I improved from my slow reading of October and read 5 books in November.  I enjoyed all of them, which was a plus.  First Frost started out slow for me, and I think Sarah Addison Allen is an author I need to space out.  I had read another one of her books in September and I just might need more space for her type of stories.  I enjoy them, but I think they are just too similar.

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams was my first by her and it will not be the last! She writes books I enjoy, set in the past, with a sense of mystery.  I'm really not sure if her other books are all like that but I do know they are set in the past.  I will be slowly working my way through more of hers. 

Bury Your Dead was another installment in the Inspector Gamache series.  I think I may have one more book left to read before I hit a streak where I read 2 out of order.  I am thinking about rereading one of them because I recall that it didn't make a ton of sense at the time but now I think it will and I'd get a refresher.  The other one I remember not liking as much, so I may skip through it.  I feel like with her series I like a book, then I'm so so and so on.  I like spacing her books out too!

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen had me hooked from the beginning.  It is about a girl whose mom died from a drug overdose a few years earlier and is spending the summer with her family that she doesn't really remember.  They are in a lake community where one side is for the rich and the other is the not so rich side.  Her mom was from the not so rich side and her dad summered on the rich side.  She learns about her moms past and of her cousins that she didn't really know.  It was really good!

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict I wrote about here.   When we discussed it at book club everyone enjoyed learning more about Hedy LaMarr and a lot of us googled her to find out the true info! Some agreed that the book could have been written better towards the end, but we all enjoyed it. 

Also been enjoying reading baby board books with sweet Adeline! Current favorites there are 5 Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed and Down by the Bay!

What did you read in November? What would you recommend to me?

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