November 2018 Bookish Wrap Up

November felt like such a great reading month and now it’s over. LOL. But let’s not discount December, the month of cozy reads, holiday treats, and possible gift cards to Barnes and Noble in your stocking.

Let’s take a minute to enjoy what we’ve got this holiday season and the final monthly wrap up before the end of the year. Here’s what I read in November. You can find my full reviews on Goodreads.

Winter by Marissa Meyer

The final book in The Lunar Chronicle series and I’m so jazzed. I always get so excited when I reach the final novel of a series. It’s the end of an epic journey and everything is about to fall into place. Everything I’ve read has culminated to this moment and I have to admit, it delivered. I still can’t believe I got through all 800+ pages of this novel!

Find my whole review on Goodreads.

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This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Philipps

I had a lot of fun with this one! Because November was Non-Fiction November, I definitely wanted to read something non-fiction. Luckily, I got this great book from Touchstone Books and I definitely read the crap out of it. I will say that her writing style is exactly how she talks and it’s a little grating after a while. I did a lot of research on Busy after I finished reading the novel because she mentions very specific moments in her career and life. I wanted to see if it was all true, and from what I can tell they were. It’s definitely a fun one to read and if you’re looking for something to give as a gift for the holidays, this is definitely a good one.

Find my whole review on Goodreads.

G’morning, G’night: Pep Talks for Me and You by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun

This was an absolutely adorable book. It’s a super quick read because I don’t think the whole book is supposed to be read in one sitting. It’s the kind of novel you read once a day, taking in the advice, and then living your life to the best of your ability. But the advice is legit, a little harsh, and totally helping me live my life.

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Until the Last Star Fades by Jacquelyn Middleton

I received this book from the author and I was so excited because she writes some amazing contemporary womens fiction. This book delivered exactly that. It felt real and the relationship felt real. Despite a few things I wasn’t fully believing, it made me happy. If you’re looking for something easy, then you can definitely get into this.

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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

This book blew me away. I was a little worried about what I was going to get into, but wow I was truly amazed by this story. I read this entire book in one sitting, which is only reserved for those books I can’t stop reading. It’s got time travel, history, and an ending that makes you wonder if what just happened actually happened. Such a clever novel and I will definitely be reading more from Octavia E. Butler in the future.

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

I read this book for my online book club @monstersandstrangerworlds. Well, it’s not my book club, but I love that they read speculative fiction. And so I decided to read this book. Here’s the truth: I wasn’t a fan of Furyborn by Claire Legrand, which made it really scary for me to read this book. I was super worried that this book would be the same as Furyborn and I would be playing with fire. I liked the book and I love how it involved women, but I’m afraid I’m not a fan of Claire Legrand. Nothing against her! I’m just not feeling it.

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The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

Alright, folks. Let’s talk about this book for a second. This book made me excited about dystopian novels again. This book is considerate of things going on in this world right now. This book is the science fiction I look for, the kind that whisks you off to what feels like a foreign planet, but then you realize it’s this planet. This book is essentially the book I’ll be hyping up for the rest of my life. I honestly couldn’t do it justice in my review. You’re more than welcome to read it, but something magical about this book that made me consider the future. It made me consider what will happen. I just absolutely love how authors take genre fiction and use it to convey the world right now. Definitely pick this one up if you’re a fan of Dune. I’m just upset it took me three years to discover it.

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What did you read this month?

 

8 thoughts on “November 2018 Bookish Wrap Up

  1. Ohhh my wife LOVES Dune (I do too, but not nearly as much as she) so I’ll have to get The Fifth Season for her…and then “borrow” it. 😂

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    1. Hahaha yes! I really loved Dune and while there isn’t a lot of spice and political intrigue when it comes to trade, it’s still fudging good! I hope you and your wife enjoy the book!

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