Well, wasn’t November special! I only read 5 books! 5! 5 is better than zero when you have a book blog though, so I’m not going to be too hard on myself.
I am, however, going to blame the new Animal Crossing DLC for taking up a good chunk of my time, as well as other general life things. I’d say Thanksgiving didn’t help, but I read 3 books while I was gone for the week, so yeah. That’s what happens when you leave your Switch at home I guess.
So here’s what I read in November.
You Feel It Just Below The Ribs By Jeffrey Cranor and Janinia Matthewson
So I reviewed this book, you can find that here, spoiler alert, I didn’t love it. In fact, I DNF’d it. This book helped me realize that I just don’t like dystopian stories set in the “real” world. That’s just another genre I’ll have to cross off my list, along with westerns.
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The story of Piranesi, who lives in a fantastical house that contains an ocean within its walls. He, along with the Other, is trying to unlock the mysteries of the house. I also reviewed this book. You can find that review here. When I initially reviewed this book I gave it 3 stars, but the more I sat with it, I feel it may be a 3.5 or 4 star read. It happens.
River Marked by Patricia Briggs
Book six of the Mercy Thompson series. Mercy, while on a much-needed vacation, encounters monsters and finds out the truth about her father. I loved this book, as I love all the books in the Mercy Thompson world. It was such a good entry into the series, and I really loved how it brought in small amounts of Indigenous lore. 5 stars!
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
The story of Ransom, who is abducted from Earth and taken to another planet to be offered as a sacrifice by the people there. I liked this one but couldn’t get past the bad science. yes, I know, C.S. Lewis was not a science guy, and yes, there is a lot we have learned since the 1930s, but it still bothered me. 3 stars. Good plot. But still, 3 stars.
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
The seventh entry in the Mercy Thompson series. In this one, the pack mysteriously disappears and it’s up to Mercy to find them. This book has an interesting twist in it, one that I already knew because I had read it before. Did it knowing the twist change my enjoyment? No. 5 stars!
And there you go. That’s the massive list of books I read last month. On to the stats!
I read 3 challenging books? I’d ask how that happened, but I read them, so I know how it happened.
This seems a little skewed, like maybe one of the medium books should be a fast-paced book, but that’s okay.
I didn’t realize how short Piranesi was. It comes in at just 250 pages.
I’m not really sure why I bothered to include this one when I knew that I had read nothing but fiction anyway.
It’s always fun for me to look at the genre breakdown. Classics is not something you see on here very often.
This one looks about right. Still not sure If I should go back and change Piranesi’s rating though. I’ll think about that one.
This newest of stats is a favorite of mine. You can really tell where someone reads. For example, I was useless at the beginning of the month. For at least the first 11 days. Then it picked up…ish.
And there you have my stats. If you want to see your own stats, why not get started on The Storygraph? It’s free and easy to start even if all your book reading data is on Goodreads. And no, this isn’t a sponsored post. I just like them that much.
How was your month of reading?