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November 2019

I’ve been reading a lot lately, and not always feeling like I want to write a full review for each book read (or sometimes I just don’t have much to say about a book). So I was inspired by Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit posts, as well as Hannah at So Obsessed With‘s monthly Quick Lit posts, and decided to do something similar as a way to briefly discuss the books I read in a month but don’t write full reviews for.

I read 16 books in November, and I’ve reviewed (or have reviews coming up) for nine of them. So here are my thoughts on the other seven books.

Watcher in the Woods (Rockton #4), Kelley Armstrong (ARC) – 3/5 stars

I received this ARC a while back and read it without initially realizing that it was book number four in a series. But I think the book set out the necessary background information well enough. I didn’t love this one, so I don’t think I’ll be going back to read the series from the beginning, but I am looking forward to the next in the series, since it seems like it will feature my favourite character in this book more.

It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover (owned) – 3/5 stars

I thought this was going to be a lighter story than it was, I’m not sure why. I liked aspects of this but at times it was too much for me. I was really wishy-washy on my enjoyment of this one.

If, Then, Kate Hope Day (library) – 3/5 stars

Great premise, but while reading it I didn’t really connect to the characters or feel anything beyond curiosity to see how it would turn out.

The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa (library) – 4/5 stars

This was a strange and fascinating book, but I ended up not writing a full review because I wasn’t sure how to put into words the way it made me feel. But I quite liked it.

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4), Sarah J. Maas

I started reading this book years ago and one day put it down around halfway through, and just never picked it back up. But eventually, I was bothered enough by not finishing this book that I decided I would read the rest. And it was fine, but I think I loved the first couple books in this series much more than I’ve liked the books as the series has gone on.

But I will carry on, and try to finish the series in 2020.

The Beautiful, Renee Ahdieh (library) – 3/5 stars

I enjoyed aspects of this book, but it took me a really long time to get into it, and it felt too long. But it had a very intriguing ending.

The Monster of Elendhaven, Jennifer Giesbrecht (library) – 2/5 stars

I really wanted to like this one, but I really didn’t.

That’s it for my November reading!


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