The adventures of a bookworm

Read – November

Read – November

Just a little late, I am sharing the books I read in November of last year. Don’t worry, it wasn’t as many as in October.

So what did I read in November? Find out below! As always they have been given a rating X out of 5 and a short review. If you click the title it will take you to the books’ Goodreads page.

November:

My Year of Rest and Relaxation” by Ottessa Moshfegh

Our book club book for our special edition hosted by Bored to Death book club. Even after discussing it with a bunch of people, I still don’t know what I think of this book. It was both good and unenjoyable. Does that make sense? No? This is why I did not give it a rating…

Authority” by Jeff VanderMeer ***

The second book after ‘Annihilation’, I still need to read the third part. It was a weird book, but just as fascinating as the first. The whole setting just gives me the spooks. 

Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen *****

I listened to this as an audiobook and I had forgotten how much I LOVE this. I got a special annotated edition out of the library, because I plan to (re)read all Austens books next year. So watch out for it on next years list!

The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith ****

Robert Galbraith is J.K. Rowlings penname for her detective series. I really enjoyed her other ‘adult’ novel ‘The Casual Vacancy’, so I wanted to see what this would be like and it did not dissapoint! I really like her writing style and I enjoy a good mystery.

Home” by Marilynne Robinson *****

This is the sequel that is not a sequel to ‘Gilead’ which I read a long time ago and loved. This book was just as good. It is very slow, but beautifully written and at the end you just start crying for no specific reason. Such an amazing study of religion and the search for (a) home.

A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab ****

I went on holiday in November so I brought all sorts of books. This was a nice fantasy book about three worlds with differing amounts of magic. It was well written, sucked me right into the worlds and I can still imagine Kell and his red Londen. I am excited to read the other parts.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice Hoffman ***

A book about a freakshow mermaid girl and an no-longer-orthodox Polish immigrant boy who fall in love while searching for a missing girl. This was beautifully written, especially the part about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, but the plot just did not really hold my attention.

Review November

A nice diverse month of reading. There was some mystery, some fantasy and some heartbreaking normal people fiction. Next up is my round up for December and it is a big one, so brace yourselves.



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