November 2020 Reading Wrap Up

November 30, 2020

November 2020 Reading Wrap Up

November 2020 Reading Wrap Up (Image: a collage of book titles)

How was your November reading?

November was a nine book reading month. I am happy to report two five-star reads, four four-star reads, two three-star reads, and one two-star read. Find all my November reads listed below in order of Star Rating. 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 an unputdownable Memoir: The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger (Holocaust survivor).

My favorite fiction title is The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin.

Did we read any of the same books?

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The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger (cover) Image: black text on a white background and a black stemmed reddish flower is placed on the entire left margin

The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

5 Stars. A compelling, inspirational, and heartfelt memoir.
My review of The Choice here.


The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin (cover) Image: a young woman stands looking at a book with her back to a wall of bookshelves

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

5 Stars. (ARC) Memorable WW11 histfic (London). Pub Date: 4/6/2021. Review coming soon.


a woman and a cat sit on a pink wooden bench surrounded by flowers, birds, and the countryside

New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

4 Stars (ARC). Light women’s fiction and #2 in the Hedgehog Hollow series. Pub Date: 1/7/2021. My review coming soon.


Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith (cover) Image: a row of New York style apartments

Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith

4 Stars (ARC). A republished classic by the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. My review of Tomorrow will Be Better coming soon.


The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson (cover) Image: a stone wall with a small white wooden gate leading to the beach

The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

4 Stars. Light histfic/romance/women’s fiction (WW11 England). Not yet reviewed.


The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (cover) Image: black and red lettering

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

4 Stars. Filled with English humor and a bit of mystery. My review of The Thursday Murder Club here.


How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith (cover) Image: a mom and baby elephant walk with one trunk holding the other's

How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

3 Stars. A light comfort read and #21 in the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Series (can be read as a stand-alone). Not yet reviewed.


Open House by Katie Sise (cover) Image: white text over a tight shot of a slightly open door

Open House by Katie Sise

3 Stars. Mystery with a side of psychological suspense. Not reviewed.


a blue toned image of a prairie in the foreground and a small town in the background...all under a blue wide expanse of sky

Buffalo Valley by Debbie Macomber

2.5 Stars. Super predictable. #4 in the Dakota series (can be read as a stand alone). I do not recommend the audio version. Not reviewed.



Let’s Discuss!

What was your favorite November read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?



ICYMI:

November Blog Posts:

Blog Audit Challenge 2020: November #blogauditchallenge2020
The Choice: Review
An American Marriage: Review
TTT: Thankful for Family Themes in Literature
New Titles For my Nomfiction TBR #nonficnov
What Is Your Reading Style?
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Review
Memoirs and Biographies #nonficnov
The Thursday Murder Club: Review
The Widows of Malabar Hill: Review
TTT Book Titles and Songs
Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings #nonficnov
Lemons: Review
A Place For Us: Review
Miss Benson’s Beetle: Review
My Year in Nonfiction 2020



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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