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November 2023

I’ve been reading so much, but I don’t always feel like writing a full review for everything. 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.

Well December is almost over and here I am just getting around to November’s Quick Lit! I’ve definitely been reading quite a bit and am hoping to fit in one more book before the end of the year, but as far as November reading goes, I finished 10 books last month.

I’ve reviewed two of those books on the blog already (The Finalist by Joan Long, and Assistant To The Villain by Hannah Nicole Maehrer), and will post a separate review of one that was received as an e-ARC (One of the Good Guys by Araminta Hall) so here are my thoughts on the rest of my November reads:

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror, Jordan Peele (Ed.) (purchased) – 4⭐

As with any anthology, some stories were hit and miss for me, but as a whole this was a creepy, creative collection and it helped get me out of a reading slump.

Jackal, Erin E. Adams (purchased) – 4⭐

This was a tense, gripping, eerie read.

The Chateau, Jaclyn Goldis (purchased) – 3⭐

This had an interesting mystery initially, but the multiple POVs didn’t feel distinct from each other and the killer’s identity wound up being very predictable.

The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell (purchased) – 2.5⭐

This was my first Lisa Jewell book and I didn’t really care for it. It felt just okay overall, and I want to enjoy what I read more than I did this book.

Hide, Kiersten White (purchased) – 3⭐

I am so hit or miss with this author! Again, this was a really interesting concept, but my reading experience was just okay

Happy Place, Emily Henry (purchased) – 3.5⭐

A new Emily Henry book is exciting, but this is probably my least favourite of her adult romances (although it is not a bad book!). I think second-chance romance is not something I like very much, and in this particular book I really didn’t love the friend group either.

My Murder, Katie Williams (purchased) – 4⭐

This was such an interesting read! It was also a quick one, with short chapters and propulsive pacing. The story took a twist I didn’t anticipate, which was fun, but I’m not sure how I feel yet about the ending. But this was a memorable read!

What have you been reading lately?


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