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November Reading month in Review

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Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others’ posts.

Total books read this month: 12.

Four of these are library books.
Three are audiobooks.
Two are review books.
Two are books I bought in 2018.

Where do the authors come from?

Five authors from the USA
Three authors from Britain
One from Ireland
One from New Zealand  ( Who – well that’s Nalini Singh of course!)
Two from Australia

New to me authors:

Tricia Stringer
Fiona Palmer
Carmel Harrington

Reading Challenge Update:

I am nearing finishes with most, I think I will make my audiobook goal, even though I thought I wouldn’t. I may not read a banned book so that will mean I don’t finish the Anne Bogel one, but that’s okay.

Reading Club Update:

I read Brothers and Sisters by Fiona Palmer for one online book club and really enjoyed it, the listen on audio was the way to go and the discussion on Facebook with Books with Heart was interesting.

I read Table for Eight by Tricia Stringer and that will be for next month along with Liane Moriarty’s latest book, Nine Strangers Waiting.

Outside Reading Highlights

I had installed a bookcase in my lounge room, and I love the fact I can now keep all my books in one place. I did cull some as I put them on their new home. I love the cupboards underneath which will hide stuff!!

book case

Top Book for November…

Have you read this Irish author? I hadn’t up until this month but I loved the story and the exploration of homelessness, which is so prevalent in everyone’s country these days. At first the cover didn’t really wow me, but once I’d read the book – perfection!

book cover

Looking forward to reading in December …


 Reading/Blogging Goals for December…

  • See how many of my reading challenges I can finish or near finish.
  • Decide if I will host a reading challenge for 2019 … or not.
  • Think about what challenges I might take part in for 2019.
  • Decide on my first book to read for 2019.

Last month I wanted to get 3 to 4 rereads accomplished. I read two and as they were rather solid reads I count that as good enough!

Incoming Books during November


Library Books

From NetGalley or Edelweiss

Audio Books


28 thoughts on “November Reading month in Review”

  1. I was so excited to have read 12 books last month (all those sick days helped 🙂 ) and now I’m even more proud to have matched you! ha ha

    Looks like you had a good reading month, too, with lots of variety.

    And I love your new bookshelves!

    Hope you are enjoying December reading so far (almost over now, I know – all those books meant more reviews to write!)


    Book By Book

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  2. I read 12 books in November as well. I love your new bookcases! I want to get rid of my free-standing bookcases in the basement and have built-ins constructed with cupboards underneath like yours when I do the basement reno one day. Happy December! I’m working on finishing as many of my reading challenges in Dec as well.


    1. Darlene – yes to the cupboards they sort of hide a few things here and there! Plus storage in this house is low so they help. NIce that we read the same number of books in November! All the best with the challenges, I’ll make most of mine but one I won’t because I am not going to get to reading a banned book by end of month.


  3. I love your bookshelves! I see you bought some nonfiction. You mentioned challenges, I’m hosting one about nonfiction for 2019 about reading something you want to learn more about. I’d love you to join!

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