Thursday, December 01, 2022

November: What I Read

I am SO CLOSE to reading 122 actual books (not audio books). I need to knock out 2 more, and I have 3 BOTMs and some great library holds, so CROSS YOUR FINGERS. I had some excellent reads this month-- not always great literature, but usually a great time.

Not Amazing, if I Am Being Honest (AND I AM)

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover: I CANNOT STOP. **Audio

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell: I wanted to, but I just did not love this book. **2022

Also Not Amazing but Entertaining AF

Under Currents by Nora Roberts: Total soap opera, and I loved every word-- a great back drop to random housework. **Audio

It's not Summer Without You  and We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han: I am hooked on this trilogy, and Dorothy and I have started watching The Summer I Turned Pretty  together. **Audio

The Prisoner by BA Paris: Fast-paced but some big problems LOL. **2022

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover: OK LISTEN. I LIKED THIS ONE. **2022

Series I Heart

The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling: Loved it-- these witch romances are too cute. Also! Erin Sterling is RACHEL HAWKINS! #mindblown **2022

Livid by Patricia Cornwell: WHY can't Kay just be a sleuthing medical examiner again? The past 4 or 5 Scarpetta books have had really weird plots featuring people from Kay's past that we just now meet but who were really important figures in her life but have never popped up in 20 books. It is a really weird way to introduce side characters. Not a huge fan. But also, Kay Scarpetta forever, you know? **2022 **Audio

The Winners by Fredrik Backman: This took me FOREVER to read, which make sense because it's HUGE. But I also just could not get all the way into it, even though I am in the middle of hockey season, an I loved the other 2 in the series.**2022


Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng: It is my third favorite book of hers, but that means it's still an excellent read. **2022

The Most Likely Club by Elyssa Friedland: This was a charming delight. **2022 **Audio

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn: I LOVED THIS BOOK. I read actual literature this month, and this book won my heart. You should read it and then think about how sexist and stupid it is that there's not a movie in the works. **2022


This Month:

13 books

8 books published in 2022

 7 print and 6 audio

This Year:

216 books

106 books published in 2022

120 print books and 96 audiobooks


  1. There are no words! You are a reading machine! According to Goodreads, I'm at 72 for the year...and I'm ready for a break so will likely only read a handful more before the end of the year!

  2. Oh no! I'm sad about the Backman! Maybe I'll have to dive in during January when the new year reading energy is strong!? I enjoyed the first two in that series (probably the 2nd more than the first actually) and I feel compelled to see the trilogy through.

    122 is MONSTROUS. I am aiming for 60 next year and that's probably even a stretch. What do you think your reading speed is? (Mine is probably . . .. moderate? I do many things quickly but reading I think I'm maybe just slightly above average . . .)

  3. I read 120 books last year, I think. This year I will read 100 which is still pretty good. I was nursing/pumping last year so I think that's why I read way more books - especially during my maternity leave. But 100 is still great for me!

    I did not like the 2nd book in the Bachman series so won't read the 3rd. I have heard mixed reviews about it and wow it is a chunker!

    My best book of November was probably "Wrong Time Wrong Place."

  4. This was fun -- I love to see what people are reading. :-) I need to post my November books... but I just posted my October ones a couple of days ago so it seems too fast.

    Our Missing Hearts is one I can't wait to read, except that I keep delaying opening it because I don't want it to be over.

    And Killers of a Certain Age looks so good! I have it on my list for gifts for my parents this year but clearly I need to read it myself!