November Reads (2019 edition)

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Oh November. You were a tricky month for reasons I am still not sure about. I’ve had a towering TBR list for weeks, but feel I’m reading every other book I can find. So what did I read last month?

November Reading List

  1. Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) by Rachel Caine
  2. Ancestral Night (White Space #1) by Elizabeth Bear
  3. Eva’s Eye (Konrad Sejer #1) by Karin Fossum
  4. The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind (The Frost Files #1) by Jackson Ford
  5. Smoke and Iron (The Great Library #4) by Rachel Caine
  6. The Deep★ by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
  7. Reversible Two-Color Knitting by Jane Neighbors
  8. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
  9. Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty by Lisa Mason Ziegler
  10. Telling Tales (Vera Stanhope #2) by Ann Cleeves
  11. Nadiya’s British Food Adventure: Beautiful British recipes with a twist. by Nadiya Hussain
  12. WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach
  13. Scourged (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #9) by Kevin Hearne

List of Book Covers for titles read in November 2019

Recommendations

NetGalley Reviews

I received the following title through Netgalley, the FTC wants you to know.

The DeepThe Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Deep is a beautiful, haunting, and stunning novella that was inspired by a song of the same name. That song was produced by the rap group Clipping for the This American Life episode “We Are In The Future” and received a Hugo Award nomination.Everything about this novella– the world, the characters, the plot, and the pain is remarkable making it a must (re)read. See my complete review at Netgalley »

Other Recommendations
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
    Go. Read it. Knowing that Kendi wrote it while he was going through so much makes it even more powerful to me.
  • The Iron Druid Chronicles series by Kevin Hearne
    This was a fun series and now that all 9 books are published you can binge read it!
  • The Great Library Series by Rachel Caine
    I haven’t finished the fifth book yet, but the first four hooked me.
  • WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach
    I had live streamed Abby’s 2018 Commencement speech to Barnard. This is a quick read that’s — well — like your team captain in book form ready to give you a little pick me up chat. A definite read and reread.

I’ll have a feeling there will be more series recommendations when I get further into both Fossum and Cleeves. ;)

Next reads

December's TBR pile on my desk.Here’s my current TBR pile, paper edition. There are more books on my tablet & ereader. Why both? Hoopla is only on my devices, and it’s really hard to get two different libraries and DRM & overdrive to play nice together. I think it’s because I have multiple Adobe accounts and can’t never keep them straight so this is the sanest solution.

I’m looking forward to curling up with the Rucksack Universe books this weekend. The Lotus and the Barley is a reread, I’ve been saving it and now the time feels right. I’m eager to read the newest book, Cloud Fortress.

I stopped by the library tonight and picked up The Harp of Kings, which is technically a netgalley read but I’m behind again (as always). I have more Fossum and Cleeves to read.