My Bookish Month of November 2020

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

I really cannot seem to get my mind around the fact that it’s December. Seriously, how did we get here?! Can’t say I’m sad to see November go though: it was a (work) stress-filled month, I don’t quite see how December could be any better, but at least I have some holidays coming up so there’s that.

Fortunately, my bookish month went a lot better than my work month! After my crazy October / Orentober month, it was nice to take things a little slower in November. I read some excellent books, some of which I will be discussing later this month. For my Spanish challenge I revisited The Hunger Games, which was fun, and I also revisited Harry Potter on Audible, which was even more fun, and for some reason highly satisfying, just what I needed to get the stress levels down!

Only one bookish month left this year, it looks like the magical number of 300 books read might be within reach, and of course I’ll have to have a look at what I’ve read so I can make a top whatever of my favourite reads this year!

But first let’s give November a proper send-off!

In figures November looks like this:

November
Novels: 5433 pages over 16 full novels & 3 short stories
Audiobooks: 63.5 hours over 6 audiobooks

And here’s what I did last month, and some of what I’ll be posting next month:

What I read:

The Searcher, Tana French
Snowflakes, Ruth Ware
The Cousins, Karen M. McManus
The Recovery of Rose Gold, Stephanie Wrobel
Sins of the Father, Sharon Bairden (review to follow tomorrow!)
Buried, Jeffery Deaver
Stranded, Stuart James
Los Juegos del Hambre, Suzanne Collins
Slow Burner, Laura Lippman
The Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton
Smoke Screen, Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst (review to follow)
The House in the Cerulean Sea, T.J. Klune
The Hunger, Alma Katsu
Hold Back the Tide, Melinda Salisbury
Letters from the Dead, Sam Hurcom
Body Language, A. K. Turner (review to follow)
The Anomaly, Michael Rutger 
Deity, Matt Wesolowski (review to follow)
All the Wicked Girls, Chris Whitaker

What I listened to:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
Before the Devil Breaks You, Libba Bray 
The Familiars, Stacey Halls
The Silent Ones, K.L. Slater

What I read earlier but reviewed in November:
Street Cat Blues, Alison O’Leary
Hermit, S.R. White

I also unboxed the FairyLoot October box and I did the Are You A Book Snob Tag.

Let’s have a look at the books that landed on my lap in November:

Three gorgeous Orenda paperback proofs, one Zaffre blog tour paperback proof and one Orion blog tour hardback:

Three NetGalley books:

Two stunning FairyLoot hardbacks:

Two non-fiction books, one about insects and other creepy crawlies I bought for the hubby (but plan on reading myself, eventually) and one a friend recommended to me for managing my MS:

Three gorgeous hardbacks:

Two paperbacks, one bought and one a gift from Eva @Noveldeelights 💜:

Two audiobooks in the Audible 2 for 1 sale and one credit purchase:

Three eBooks, for 99p:

And this is why, no matter how many books I manage to read, I never run out 🤷‍♀️😂 I hope you had a good month and that you are safe and well! Thanks for joining me today and happy reading xxx

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