November 30, 2021
November 2021 Reading Wrap Up
How was your November reading?
Although November was a productive reading month for me, I had very few standout reads.
Out of 13 books completed, I had one 5-star read, five 4-star reads, six 3-star reads, one 2-star read, and one DNF (did not finish).
I’ve now read 110 books towards my year end goal of 100. Do you set a year-end goal?
My favorite fiction read of the month is The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom (for its unique premise and thoughtful content) and my favorite nonfiction is Dolly Parton, Songteller (because Dolly).
Did we read any of the same books?
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Titles are Amazon affiliate links or my linked reviews.
ARC=Advanced Readers Copy (complimentary copy for review)
5 Stars. Contemporary fiction. What if God showed up when you called out for help? Review available 12/3/21.
4 Stars. Nonfiction. Memoir. I love Dolly! My review of Dolly Parton here.
4 Stars. (ARC) Historical Fiction. A brave American woman joins the Resistance Movement. My review of Postmistress of Paris here.
4 Stars. Middle Grade Fiction. Fun and pageturning locked room adventure. Not reviewed.
4 Stars. Memoir (novella). (Novellas in November) Interesting. Not reviewed.
3.5 Stars. Light women’s fiction (second in a series but can be read as a stand alone). Not reviewed.
3.5 Stars. (#8 in a series but can be read as a stand alone) Light women’s fiction (Novellas in November) with a substantial theme. Not reviewed.
3 Stars. Light women’s fiction. #3 in a series but can be read as a stand alone. (I forget who started me on this series….if it was YOU….leave a note in comments and I’ll link you!) Not reviewed.
3 Stars. Young Adult diverse read and own voices author. Novella (Novellas in November). Light on character and plot; abundant description of the neighborhood and people who make up the neighborhood. (content warning: rape with no details) Not reviewed.
3 Stars. Fiction Novella. (Novellas in November) Beautifully written (5 stars) but the ending is tragic and depressing (which greatly affected my rating).
2-2.5 Stars. Nonfiction. Memoir. Interesting in parts, but less inspirational than I was hoping. Skimmed a lot of it. Not reviewed.
DNF: (54%) The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
2 Stars (for the 50% I read). I had high expectations for this popular Newbery Award Winner. The characters are not particularly likable and I kept feeling like the humor was written more for adults. I think many of the references might go over the heads of middle grade readers. Not reviewed.
What was your favorite November read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?
November Blog Posts:
The Postmistress of Paris Review
New Titles For My Nonfiction TBR
Novellas in November Wrap Up
Finding Chika Review
Dear Authors, An Update on These Characters Please!
Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
My Newbery Project
The Stationary Shop Review
TTT: If You Like That, Read This
15 Favorite Memoir/Biography
Daughters of War Review
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Review
Ribbons of Scarlet Review
TTT: Ten Memorable Book Quotes (volume 2)
Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairings
The Day the World Came to Town Review
The Dutch House Review
Novellas in November 2021
Love and Lavender Review
My Year in Nonfiction 2021
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
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