November Wrap Up

The month where I read so many Goodreads Choice Awards nominees.

Total Number of Books: 14
Total Number of Pages: 4,818
Physical: 11
eBooks: 1
Audiobooks: 2
Favorite (New) Reads of the Month: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin AND The Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Physical:

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
True Biz by Sara Novic – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Maid by Nita Prose – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
.5

So many new favorites!!! Bow down to Taylor Jenkins Reid for being a superstar—The Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo and Carrie Soto is Back were both phenomenal and both had me straight up weeping! Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin was an incredible story about friendship, love, and video games. I totally get why some people might be turned off by the video games aspect to it, but I think it straddled the line of going too in-depth on the nitty gritty parts of the industry. A book like All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir is the perfect example of a YA book that needs to be read by the masses. Such a powerful piece that was more profound than a lot of “literary fiction” I’ve come across. It wasn’t all magic this month—I had a few books that let me down a little. Olga Dies Dreaming by debut author Xochitl Gonzalez was a little all over the place and could have used some grounding. Another book that was a little bit of a disappointment was Elissa Sussman’s Funny You Should Ask. LOVED the concept, but I felt the execution fell a little flat. A debut that absolutely blew me away was Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. The way she weaved past and present was masterful.

eBooks:

They’re Going to Love You by Meg Howrey – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Another day, another dance book! Unlike a lot of ballet books I read, this focused much more on what happens when your time in the ballet world is up—exploring teaching and choreographing. through dual timelines, this was centered on Carlisle as she returns to her father on his death bed after decades of estrangement and how the pair got to that point.

Audiobook:

I’ll Show Myself Out by Jessi Klein – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Easy Beauty by Chloe Cooper Jones – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved Jessi Klein’s first book of essays and her view on motherhood was raw and extremely honest.

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