Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2021

Another month gone by. This one strangely felt really long, I think it was all of the rain, just made the month seem like one endless rainy day. I am actually kind of glad that the month is done. I am hoping for fairer skies ahead and maybe a little snow?

November was a pretty good reading month. I somehow managed to read 15 books. Only a couple really stick out in my mind as being really good, the rest were just good, nothing to disappointing though. But I do hope that my choices in the next month will be better.

Books I Read

True Crime Story was pretty good. I didn’t jibe very well with the format which made me not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Still lots of good twists in the story though.

The Harbors of the Sun was the final book in the series and I really enjoyed it. It was a good ending, although I could certainly get into spending more time with the Raksura.

Irish Gothic was a collection of short stories based in Ireland and centered on Celtic creatures. Most of the stories were pretty good.

No Beauties or Monsters was another one that didn’t really work for me. It did turn out to have a slightly different ending than I was expecting though.

Grave Reservations is my favorite of the month! It was such a fun read with great characters, a stellar plot and it was set in Seattle. A perfect read for those long rainy days.

The Splendor was another favorite. I loved the characters and the magical system. Some very good twists to the story as well.

Into the Bloodred Woods was a little disappointing. It was also a bit too graphic in its violence. I did like the characters and the way the fairytales were woven into the story.

Ride or Die was another favorite this month! I have so enjoyed this series and I am really hoping there will be another book soon.

Before She Disappeared had me hooked from the first page. I really enjoyed the character of Frankie and the plot was excellent, really kept me guessing until the end.

The Maker of Swans was ok. I think I just didn’t get this one. I didn’t get the world, the characters or much of the plot.

Audiobooks I listened too

I managed to get through four of the Harry Dresden books. I have so enjoyed this series and can’t wait to continue it. I am up to book eight which puts me at about the halfway mark. I have also been reading some of the short stories, which I have also enjoyed.

No One Goes Alone is the first fiction novella by Erik Larson. He is more known for his nonfiction, which I understand reads like fiction. I keep meaning to read some of his books, but never get around to it. Although after listening to this one, I am certainly ready to give his nonfiction a try. This was released as an audiobook only and the reader was excellent.

Well, that is my month of November all wrapped up! I hope your month was a good one and that December is even more so. What was your favorite book that you read in November? Let me know in the comments!

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