November 2019 Reading Wrap Up

November 30, 2019

November 2019 Reading Wrap Up

November 2019 Reading Wrap Up

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

November was another mostly satisfying reading month. I read a total of seven books, and one of them was 500+ pages which I think should count for two! Find all my November reads listed below in order of Star Rating and preference. Keep in mind that I normally recommend five- and four-star reads on the blog; three-star reads receive mixed reviews from me for various reasons; and two-star reads are books that were not for me. One star reads are usually shelved as DNF.

My favorite read of the month is Finding Chika by Mitch Albom (for its emotional impact). This is closely followed by The Stationery Shop and Ribbons of Scarlet.

Did we read any of the same books?

Titles are Amazon affiliate links and my available reviews are linked.

 Finding Chika by Mitch Albom

5 Stars. Memoir. Tenderhearted, poignant, heartbreaking, and memorable. My full review here.

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 on Goodreads). Romantic Historical Fiction. Page-turning and compelling. My full review here.

Ribbons of Scarlet by Kate Quinn et al.
(this was also my 100th read of the year!)

4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 on Goodreads). Well written and researched historical fiction. My full review here.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

3.5 Stars. Love and recommend the narration by Tom Hanks! My full review here.

Celine by Peter Heller

3.5 Stars. Vivid setting descriptions, atmospheric. Not reviewed.

Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra

3 Stars. (ARC) Little Women retelling. Review scheduled for Pub Day: 12/3.

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith (#20)

1.5 Stars (rounded to 2 on Goodreads). Speaking as a fan of the series, this is a disappointing installment. My brief Goodreads review here.


Currently Reading: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

On the blog in November:

Macmillan E-Book Embargo and the ALA
The Fountains of Silence Review
Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings
This Tender Land Review
The Dutch House Review
Nonfiction Books and Racial Injustice
Ribbons of Scarlet Review
The Positivity Wave
Favorite Nonfiction Books
1stLine/1st Paragraph: Finding Chika
The Stationery Shop Review
2020 Nonfiction TBR
TTT: 10 Reasons to be Thankful For a Favorite Author
Finding Chika Review

Let’s Discuss!

What did you read in November? Did you have a favorite?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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Unless explicitly stated that they are free, all books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library.

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  1. I am number 85 on Overdrive holds for The Dutch House, which is an improvement from 112, I suppose, but not close enough to the finish line since I keep hearing how good it is!!!

    My November reads are linked in my name in interested

    • Are you on hold for the audio? I highly recommend the audio! I’m hopping over now to check your November reads! Thanks for commenting!

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