November Wrap Up

I read an obnoxious amount of books this month, thanks in large part to the abundance of novellas I flew through this month. I am really grateful I’m not longer writing a lot about every book I read because this post would be a nightmare if so. That said, I still have a lot to talk about so I hope you’re prepared for a long post this month!

November Wrap Up written in the middle with a faint outlined leaf type thing sideways behind it. Below is a stack of books and then text firewhiskey reader and beside that is a mug of coffee with whipped cream
November Wrap Up

A Visual Representation of All of the Books I Read in November

The Books I Read in November with Star Ratings


Total Number of Books Read: 35
Physical/Ebook/Audiobook: 9 physical, 19 ebooks, 7 audiobooks
Hauled/Owned/Borrowed: 21 Hauled in 2020 (5 ARCs), 3 owned pre-2020, 11 borrowed
Authors of Color: 14

Favorites of the Month

The Winter Sea and The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

Background image is of Scotland, foreground has the cover of The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, which is the back of a woman with dark red hair that's unbound facing the water, a text box beside it that reads Favorites and then Slains, and then has the following bullet points: 
- this duo is magical and wonderful and I still don't have the words to describe how utterly awe inspiring Kearsley's writing is. Not to mention I suddenly have very strong opinoins about the true king (James)
- I'm not sure how to categorize these by genre as there are contemporary, historical, and fantastical elements happening. 
- what I can tell you is that these books gave me pure joy and adrenaline and all the feelings
Beside the text box is the cover of The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley, which is of a faceless woman in a dress in motion. She appears to be spinning.
I’m obsessed with Susanna Kearsley now and it’s all Aarya’s fault. I’m so grateful.

Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh

Background is of Africa
Foreground has a text box that reads Older Heroine, Archangel's Sun and the following bullet points: 
- I loved the banter between Titus and Sharine
- I loved Sharine
- I loved Titus
- I honestly think this might be one of Nalini's best books and I think it's my favorite in the Guild Hunters series now
- The relationships in here are just magical and rich and inspiring.
Truly, Titus and Sharine are everything.

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Background is of the night sky
Foreground has the cover of Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur, an illustrated cover with the night sky and the skyline of Seattle in the background. Two women are in the front left corner embracing.
Text box reads Beautiful Outfit and then below that Written in the Stars
- an absolutely marvelous f/f contemporary
- an absolutely fantastic debut. so well plotted and crafted
- incredibly rich family drama without detracting from a gorgeous fake dating romance
- a favorite of 2020
Elle + Darcy 4ever

Guarding Temptation by Talia Hibbert

Background is London
Foreground has the cover of Guarding Temptation by Talia Hibbert
Text box says Pining and has the title Guarding Temptation below that with the following bullet points: 
- mutual pining
- a lack of communication that you understand
- Jasmine and Rahul have a cameo! I screamed.
- Honestly, it's just Talia Hibbert is so freaking amazing. Like, what else is there to say? 
- CW: doxing, threats of harm
November was the month I tried to convince myself to stop hoarding Talia’s books. I read two of my four I had stashed away for emergencies.

Good Talk by Mira Jacobs

Background is of New York
Cover of Good Talk by Mira Jacob: A Memoir in Conversations is the foreground
Text box says Favorite and then the title, Good Talk with the following bullet points: 
- a unique presentation of a memoir
- I really loved the insight into Jacob's life and how she dealt with all sorts of issues, including difficult questions from her son and grappling with loving her in-laws who supported Trump despite the racism
- Balanced with light humor at times, but also a really intense look at what life for Jacob was like at various points
Such a unique memoir and one I’m very grateful for.

Posts of Mine I’m Particularly Pleased with from November

Posts from Around the Internet that I’ve Enjoyed this Month

I could probably keep going with giving you more things I’ve found interesting this month, but tbh, I really need to get to bed! So, I’ll leave things here, but please feel free to share with me your favorite books and your favorite posts around the internet in the comments or on twitter/instagram.


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