At the end of each month, I post a list and a short summary of every single book I’ve read that month. Below, you’ll find the three books I managed to finish this month. Obviously each of these books I had to have finished, not just read some of. This means books I started and didn’t finish (because I have put them aside for example) do not appear on this list.
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In November I read three books, which is a fairly poor month for me. If you receive my newsletter, you’ll know that my routine was thrown all out of whack for almost a whole week due to a new car I was supposed to have delivered not arriving and so being housebound for four days. This meant my usual routine of getting in hours of audiobook listening didn’t happen and it also got me into a reading and blogging funk.
However, in November I did read one of my favourite books of the year so far, so that definitely makes up for it. Keep scrolling to find out what three books I read in November of 2022 including my final thoughts and a link to the full reviews
A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle
“A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle seemed right up my street before I read it. It was a murder mystery set on a ship that people had likened to Agatha Christie. It does a great job of setting a scene and then giving a motive for the murder. However, with a slow plot, lackluster characters, and the feeling of a forced twist at the end, it’s not going to be blowing anybody’s minds with its story and innovation anytime soon. If you like a cosy murder mystery, you may find something quite enjoyable here. Either way, stick with it and you’ll definitely enjoy it more.”
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
“Daisy Jones and the Six may well have shot a second of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books into my top five books of the year list at the end of the year. It was a story (and especially an audiobook) that I will remember for a long time to come and is another of her books I will recommend to absolutely everybody. With powerful characters, and a dark, mature and wholly satisfying story that will eat you up and spit you out again, there’s not a lot here to dislike about Daisy Jones and the Six.“
River God by Wilbur Smith
“River God is a book about Ancient Egypt that takes you on the journey of a lifetime (literally.) The protagonist is worryingly good at everything and doesn’t struggle for confidence but some great supporting characters and kindness and selflessness make this OK. If you’re looking for a book filled with action and events, even if you’re not into Ancient Egypt, I think you’d enjoy River God.“
As I said at the start, Daisy Jones and the Six may well be on my list of top books of the year at the end of the year. It was epic in all the best ways a book should be. River God was brilliant to read as a kid who absolutely adored the idea of Ancient Egypt – and it also told a great and fulfilling story too. Fatal Crossing is one of those books that I feel some people will love and others may try and see through and see isn’t as quite a good book as the front cover and the twist may suggest.
What did you read this month? What was your favourite book?
Here are my previous book round-ups: