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November Reading Wrap Up

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Total books read this month: 8

My lowest total for a month for a very long time. However it most likely fits into my new mindset of reading slower and not rushing a book.

Authors Come From

USA: 6
Ireland: 1
New Zealand 1

New to me authors:

Nan Rossiter
Betty Smith
Denise Hunter

Reading Challenge Update:

I haven’t moved ahead in the challenges and at this point that’s okay.  Challenges will mostly be a non happening for me in 2020. I think I have reached my fill! Maybe one or two though next year!  I am a goal oriented person but sometimes I think its good not to reach a goal and admit it!

Top Book for November

The Things I Should Have Told You. From Irish author Carmel Harrington. Another 5 star read from this author who now just can’t write fast enough for this reader. A grandad who dies leaves letters for his son and wife and two children to read and he organises so that they take a trip through Europe guided by his letters. The family has various issues and this trip is about to shake them up – in a good way.

I loved this book, the family – the journey – Pops and his letters. I read every word – no skimming. Its warm, funny, emotional and real. I am not a “let’s take a trip” kind of person but this was so inspiring. I loved the map at the beginning.

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Looking forward to reading in December

This review re- issue written by Emilie Richards book Runaway, the first of a romantic suspense trilogy set in New Orleans. Will be published in January. I love when favourite authors get the rights back to their books and it gives me an opportunity to explore books I never knew of to read. This involves a librarian who is searching for her missing sister.

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And a new book coming out by Robyn Carr

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Incoming Books for November


From NetGalley or Edelweiss

Linking up with Nicole and Feed Your Fiction Addiction


16 thoughts on “November Reading Wrap Up”

  1. Your attitude towards reading must make your reading time relaxing which it should be for book lovers. I am a slower reader because I like to appreciate the writing and/or try to decide why it’s not working for me. I read a new to me author this fall–Ruta Sepetys–and I will be reading more of her books. Hope your December was excellent!


    1. Yes reading slowing and for total enjoyment is so important. I sometimes felt I was like a mouse on one of those wheels that go round and round. Now its going to be a more leisurely stroll!

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  2. Oh I loved what you said about Carmel Harrington, I’m going to see if she publishes in the US then pick out a book to read during knee recup. Thanks for sharing Kathryn

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    1. I don’t know if she publishes in the USA. She actually doesn’t publish here but Book Depository UK is my delight! All the best for the knee recuperation.


  3. Looks like I need to read Carmel Harrington! I enjoyed the new Robyn Carr. Can’t wait for Friday when the Virgin River series starts on Netflix. Those books were my intro to Carr and I’ve never been disappointed. Re challenges – they became a huge stressed for me several years ago so I stopped and haven’t been sorry 🙂 I hope all your December reads are fabulous!

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