November 2019 Wrap-Up!

Hey everyone! Can you believe it’s time for another wrap-up already? Where did November go?! I’m so excited that it’s December though, I love this time of year seeing everyone’s favourites of the year! You can expect mine soon, by the way 😉

November was one of my slowest reading months this year, mainly because my brain decided to just check out halfway through the month and wouldn’t let me pick up a book. I’ve got a couple of reads on the go that I’ve been working through for weeks and it’s giving me anxiety. Hopefully I can get them finished soon!

But without further ado, here’s what I read in November!

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Review Books

Violet by S. J. I. Holliday

I was offered this one to review after reading The Lingering last year. And I’m pleased to say I enjoyed this one even more! It’s about two women who meet randomly while travelling and one of them is not who she seems… It makes for a very entertaining read!

 

Through The Wall by Caroline Corcoran

Another thriller about two women – which is possibly why I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I could have? It felt a bit dull after the craziness of Violet! But I appreciated the exploration of society’s expectations of women.

 

Wonderland: An Anthology of Stories inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland edited by Marie O’Regan & Paul Kane

This anthology was quite a mixed bag but I enjoyed it overall! My favourite story was Laura Mauro’s Japanese version of Alice, The Night Parade.


Books from my TBR

We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar

This was the book that broke my brain. And my heart. And every other bit of me. But I truly loved it. I’ve been genuinely struggling to write my review because I just can’t form coherent sentences. But I hope to have it posted soon!

 

Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

Small Spaces was one of my favourite books of 2018 so I was very excited about this sequel. While I didn’t love it quite as much, it was still a fantastic story and it was lovely to get more of Coco’s perspective this time around. I’m so happy there are going to be Spring and Summer instalments in this series!


Rereads

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Do I even need to explain this? November is Scorpio season. I listened to the audiobook this time round and, while the voices didn’t quite match what I imagined in my head, loved the story yet again.


Non-Fiction

I had such high hopes for non-fiction November but thanks to the aforementioned brain mush, I didn’t pick anything up. I’ve got my eye on a couple to read soon though.


Stats

Total pages: 2102

Average pages per day: 70

Longest book: The Scorpio Races (482 pages)

Shortest book: Dead Voices (256 pages)

Favourite read of the month: We Are Lost and Found

Biggest disappointment of the month: Through The Wall

Male authors: 0

Female authors: 5

Multiple authors: 1

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How many books did you get through in November? Which one did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments! xsignature (2)

6 thoughts on “November 2019 Wrap-Up!

  1. Woah, that cover of The Scorpio Races is beautiful! November is the perfect time to reread it 🙂 I’ve only ever listened to it on audiobook, but I definitely want to read it as a physical book sometime. I’m glad you were able to read some great books this month, and happy December!!

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    • Would you believe I found it in a charity shop a few years ago? I was like “why would anyone give that away?!”

      I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the physical book if you read it at some point – as I say, the audiobook didn’t feel quite right to me but that’s because I came to it as a physical book first and had very clear pictures in my head. It’s so interesting how our perceptions can vary! ❤

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  2. Sounds like November was a great month! I love December too, so while I have no idea where the year has gone, I’m happy that it’s December.

    My favorite November read was Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany. It’s… hard to describe. I loved it, but I don’t think everyone would. It just spoke to me in a lot of ways, and managed to surprise me even with plot points that I saw coming.

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