My Bookish Month of November 2022

Hi and welcome to another monthly overview!

I can’t believe it’s December and the year is almost over! November flew by, it was such a busy month it was over before I realised it. At work, most days were positively hectic but never in a way that sucked the life out of me, like it did in my former job, which is something that still amazes me. At home, I did my winter cleaning, cleaning out the cupboards and other fun chores like that and in the family, we had a party for my father-in-law who turned 70, which does feel like quite a milestone! The month ended on a low note with my parents’ cat dying rather unexpectedly, which we’re all still processing.

Bookwise, November was a great month with mostly highs. Doing all those chores I listened to quite a few audiobooks but I made time for sitting down with a book as well.

Honourable mentions to These Twisted Bonds, The Exiled, The Birdcage, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, Lies Between Us, The Last Girl to Die, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (I did say it was a great month 😂), but these were my favourite reads of the month:

In figures November looks like this:

Novels: 5662 pages across 17 books
Audiobooks: 68.5 hours across 12 audiobooks

And here’s what I did in November and some of what I’ll be posting in December:

What I read:

They Lie Here, N.S. Ford
Big Panda and Tiny Dragon, James Norbury
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, Charlie Mackesy
Dashboard Elvis is Dead, David F. Ross
So Pretty, Ronnie Turner
These Twisted Bonds, Lexi Ryan
A Deadly Covenant, Michael Stanley
The Ladies of the Secret Circus, Constance Sayers
The Birdcage, Eve Chase
One Dark Window, Rachel Gillig
Cursed Bunny, Bora Chung
The Exiled, Kati Hiekkapelto
Last Seen in Santorini, Vivian Conroy (review to follow)
The Haunting of Maddy Clare, Simone St. James
The Silent Woman, Minka Kent
La anomalía, Hervé Le Tellier
The Ballad of Never After, Stephanie Garber

What I listened to:

Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives, Adame Cesare
Bryony and Roses, T. Kingfisher
A Master of Djinn, P. Djèlí Clark
The Clown Brigade, Stephen Graham Jones
Lies Between Us, Ronnie Turner
The Last Girl to Die, Helen Fields
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
White Smoke, Tiffany D. Jackson
Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir
Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe, Mike Rothmiller, Douglas Thompson
The Chimes, Charles Dickens
Even Though I Knew the End, C. L. Polk

What I read earlier but reviewed in November:

Blood Country, Jonathan Janz
Dragonfly Summer, J.H. Moncrieff
The Nightmare Man, J.H. Markert

I also posted an excerpt from Suicide Thursday and The Pain Tourist and had a look at my Bookish Quarter in Pie Charts

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

Two FairyLoot hardcovers and one Fairyloot paperback:

Four deals, a reissue of a book by one of my favourite authors, an eBook that had me hooked from the sample I read, an Orenda eARC, and four NetGalley eARCs:

A few months ago, I took Audible up on an offer I couldn’t refuse and now I spent all my accumulated credits in one go (plus an extra one they offered me when I was about to cancel my subscription, which I happily accepted and then cancelled my subscription anyway, I am such a bad person 🙈):

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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