November 2022 Reading Wrap Up #NovemberReadingWrapUp

November 2022 Reading Wrap Up

On this last day of November, are you reminiscing about your reading month?
Here’s my November 2022 Reading Wrap Up.

November 2022 Reading Wrap Up (collage of covers)

November was a productive reading month! Out of the 12 books completed, I had four 5-star reads, seven 4-star reads (ranging from 3.5-4.5), and one 3-star read. I had one DNF.

Because I participated in Novellas in November, I read four novellas which were all rated 5 Stars.

My most memorable full-length read this month is The Next Ship Home by Heather Webb, poignant and page-turning historical fiction (Ellis Island). (review coming soon)

Did we read any of the same books?

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Maureen by Rachel Joyce (ARC)

5 Stars. (ARC) Novella. Literary Fiction (#3 in the Harold Fry Trilogy). Character-driven, poignant, and reflective. My brief review of Maureen included in this post.

Foster by Claire Keegan (ARC)

5 Stars. (ARC) Novella. Character-driven literary fiction. My brief review of Foster included in this post.

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

5 Stars. Novella. Contemporary Literary fiction. Heartwarming and poignant. My brief review of Small Things included in this post.

Signal Moon by Kate Quinn

5 Stars.  Novella. Historical/Time Slip Fiction. Page-turning. (Free on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime today!) My brief review of Signal Moon included in this post.

The Next Ship Home by Heather Webb

4.5-5 Stars. Engaging and Page-turning Historical Fiction. Ellis Island. Review coming soon.

The Golden Doves by Martha Hall Kelly (ARC)

 4 Stars. (ARC) Historical WW11 Fiction. Intense. Review coming soon.

Hello Stranger by Katherine Center (ARC)

4 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction. An engaging story from a dependable author. Review coming soon

Snowfall Over the Halesmere House by Suzanne Snow

4 Stars. Contemporary Women’s Fiction. A lovely story. (99 cents on Kindle today!) Review coming soon.

A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

4 Stars. Historical Women’s Fiction. Chaste Romance. A heartwarming story. ($1.99 on Kindle today!) Review coming soon.

The Devine Doughnut Shop by Carolyn Brown (ARC)

3.5-4 Stars. (ARC) Contemporary Women’s Fiction. Women supporting women. Review coming soon.

The Story of Love by Beth Wiseman

4 Stars. Contemporary Women’s Fiction. Amish. Review coming soon.

Have I Told You This Already? by Lauren Graham

3 Stars. Nonfiction. Memoir/Humorous Essays. Underwhelmed. Review coming soon


(I think I’ve set a record for DNFing popular books this year!)

A Psalm For the Wild Built. Underwhelmed.

November 2022 Reading Wrap Up QOTD:

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:

New To My Nonfiction TBR
Novellas in November Wrap Up
The Sisters of Sea View Review
Death on a Winter Stroll Excerpt
TTT: 10 Discussable Books For Your Bookclub
Worldview Changers
Stories With Christmas Settings
The Winners Review
TTT: 10 Favorite Books With “Awww” Endings
Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
[Reblog] #R3COMM3ND3D2022 (3 of my best book recs)
Nonfiction/Fiction Book Pairings
A Rover’s Story Review
The Woman They Could Not Silence Review
My Year in Nonfiction 2022
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth Review

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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  1. What a terrific month of reading, Carol! I want to read the Lauren Graham book, and I’m still hoping to get an ARC for Hello, Stranger.

  2. Thanks for the tip that Signal Moon by Kate Quinn was free on Amazon Prime today. I went ahead and added it to my Kindle library. I also bought The Next Ship Home by Heather Webb back in May when it was on sale in the Kindle store. Your review has prompted me to move it higher on my TBR list.

    I read or listened to 12 novels in November. I did read Carrie Soto Is Back; I can understand why you put it down. I love tennis, but it got bogged down in too many details of specific games. I thought the characters were interesting, even if I didn’t like them,

    I finally got around to reading two backlist novels that have been recommended a lot: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. They were both five-star reads. The other memorable ones was Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl Gonzále.

    I also read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, a 3.75 read for me. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t like to read books that focus on people who are curmudgeons. I spent years of working with ones!

    I’m giving myself a break and reading Christmas romance novels in December. It’s a pretty busy month and they are easy reads.

    • Yay! I hope you enjoy Signal Moon and Next Ship Home! I wonder what the new adaptation of the Fikry book is like? It think it’s available on Amazon Prime. I might watch it this weekend. I usually love curmudgeons! 😂 They must have have an endearing quality though! Bring on the Christmas reads! Once Upon a December is cute, and The Christmas Castle in Scotland is good as well. I’m starting a new one today! Happy reading Adrienne!

  3. Even with a DNF it looks like you had a great month! I am looking forward to reading The Story of Love by Beth Wiseman. Have a great December!

    • I read Story of Love because I just received an arc for the 3rd installment and realized I hadn’t read the 2nd one! Happy December Reading!

  4. What a great reading month for you, Carol. I am very intrigued with The Next Ship Home. I just visited Pier 21 in Halifax, which was where immigrants entered Canada for years and years, so this book really appeals to me. So glad you had so many good reads.

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