What I Read In November 2020.
It was a steady reading month for me! I read four books and listened to one audio book. I didn’t have any books that I absolutely 5-star LOVED, but I really liked all of them and that’s what counts! Right now, I have to read six more books in December to hit my yearly goal of 75 books. Eeep! Not sure if I can do it, but I’m going to try…
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You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!
What I Read in November 2020
The Twelve Dates of Christmas – 4 stars
Oh this was just so cute! Have I mentioned how much I adore christmas books?! The story follows a girl who signs up to get set up on 12 blind dates through a matchmaking agency. It’s so cute! Also, there is much talk about food here too. I loved how this was like a hallmark movie in a book and I could just see it made into a movie. I might have slightly liked In a Holidaze more… but they are both so cute for the holidays!
Virgin River – 3.5 stars
Okay so I am so throughly obsessed with the Netflix series, and last year so many of you told me to read the books. So I did read this first one and I have to say, I love the show more! I might feel otherwise had I read the book first. I think I just love the chemistry of Mel and Jack on screen (obsessed with both actors!) and it didn’t translate as well to the books for me. I did LIKE the book, but I just didn’t love it like I do the show, you know?!
The Most Fun We Ever Had – 4.5 stars
I have wanted to read this book for over a YEAR! I’m so glad I finally did – this is one of our book club pics for the months of November and December. The story follows a family with four daughters and lots of drama. The book flashes back between the past and present – it kind of reminded me of Mrs Everything in the way that it’s just the story being told of the family. I did love the idea of the parents’ relationship and just how in love they were – like nothing could compare!
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey – 4.5 stars
Oh my gosh – another celeb memoir that I absolutely loved. Like the others I’ve read this year, I listened to this on audible and it was so good. I mean, Matthew McConaughey’s voice is dreamy alone, right?! It’s so recognizable and a staple of my generation – haha! Anyway – I loved his story and the way he told it. I loved the idea of the red, green and yellow lights here too. It’s so good and I HIGHLY recommend listening to it! Only reason I couldn’t give it a 5 is because Mariah Carey’s set such a high bar back in September!
The Guest List – 3.5 stars
I’ve wanted to read this since the summer – my mom finally read it for her book club a month or so ago and that pushed me over the edge. The story follows the gathering of a wedding (oh my, it made me insane at times because of all the covid thoughts – LOL!) and a murder. It is twisty and suspenseful, but man the beginning was really slow for me. I did like the twist (and was totally wrong with what I thought!)- but I had a hard time getting into it – it may have just been the season we’re in?! But once I did, about halfway through, I enjoyed it.
7 Comments on “What I Read In November 2020.”
I found The Guest List a bit slow to get into as well, but the last few chapters pulled me in! Did you read her other thriller- The Hunting Party? I preferred that one, it was much faster paced.
Just started Such a Fun Age at the weekend and can’t wait to finish it, such a good book. Taken me ages to get a copy to read!
What happened to the book club? Haven’t seen any updates on the blog the past few months! I miss your recommendations. I don’t have Facebook so I can’t follow along there, but I enjoyed reading the books!
I will be reading a few of these based on your recommendations-thank you!
I just finished a super cute book called Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaime Admans. A fun Christmas read for sure!
I had the same feelings about The Guest List! It took me a bit to get into it, but I thought it was decent in the end. I definitely did not guess the ending correctly either but like how it turned out. I did feel that the ending was rushed and left something to be desired. So excited to add a few of these to my “want to read” list as we bunker down for the winter…AFTER I re-read the Winter Street series :)
I’m currently reading The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. I look forward to reading a few of your recommendations when I’m done!
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I read Leave the World Behind after hearing so many people rave about it. If you can make it through the first 30 pages – the writing is VERY pretentious and superfluous – it’s worth it. If you’re looking for a closed ending, you aren’t going to get it with this book, however, given what’s going on in the world right now this book was very relatable. I think it’s worth a read but I can see why some people couldn’t finish it or didn’t like it. The book does make you think, though, so I can appreciate that.