I had another good reading month and once again I actually did really well with my TBR. I’ve said it many times that I am so bad at sticking to TBR lists, but I’ve done pretty great at it two months in a row! My list had seven books on it and I was able to read 6 of the 7 from my list. I also read some that I didn’t include on my original TBR list. I did pretty great, especially with the last couple weeks not reading as much as I did at the beginning of the month. Here are the books that I read in November. You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.
Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of November.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – 4 out of 5 stars.
I really liked The Poet X. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but then it started to grow on me and it ended up being so good! I flew through it and really enjoyed it. ALL THE FEELS TOO! I really enjoyed it.
And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness – 4 out of 5 stars.
I loved And the Ocean Was Our Sky. There were so many feels in this story. I definitely did my fair share of tearing up. I liked the whole concept and retelling. The illustrations were pretty amazing too. “For there are devils in the deep, but worst are the ones we make.”
Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson – 3 out of 5 stars.
I liked the Speak graphic novel. It had really good illustrations. I read the original book a long long time ago, so I didn’t remember everything exactly. The graphic novel is pretty much a summary though and I didn’t feel like it was very in depth like the original book would is. Understandable though since it’s a graphic novel and you can only fit so much into the boxes and speech bubbles. I liked it though.
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins – 2 out of 5 stars.
I thought I would really love People Kill People, but it was only okay for me. At times I even wanted to DNF it. I already guessed at the very beginning of the book what was going to happen and I ended up being right, so that was a bummer. I was hoping to be surprised or shocked and not have seen it coming. Oh well. It’s told in multiple point of views and I had a hard time really connecting with any of the characters. They all struggle with something, but it was really hard to connect with them. At times it was boring and felt like it was going on forever. It does talk about really important things, such as guns/gun control and immigration. This just wasn’t the book for me. I usually like reading books like this, but for some reason I just couldn’t get into this one or connect with the characters.
The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite – 3 out of 5 stars.
The Perfect Friend was a pretty good book. There were a few times that I was bored, but overall I enjoyed it. There were a few things that I didn’t see coming, but there were also times where it was predictable too. As a whole, I enjoyed it though.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple – 5 out of 5 stars.
I am so glad that I finally read Where’d You Go, Bernadette. It is now one of my favorite reads of the year. It was hilarious, but also so sad. There were so many “omg” moments and it was hard to put down. It’s written in letters, documents, and emails, so it was a pretty fast read too. I loved Bernadette and Bee so much.
Down Time by Barry Lyga – 5 out of 5 stars.
I was so stoked when I found out about the new Jasper Dent prequel, Down Time. I know I sound like a broken record here, but the Jasper Dent (I Hunt Killers) series is one of my favorites. I really loved this novella, it was so good. If you decide to check out the series, make sure you read this (Down Time) last or you’ll spoil the series for yourself.
Wilder by Andrew Simonet – 3 out of 5 stars.
I wasn’t really sure how I wanted to rate Wilder or what I even think about this book. It wasn’t a bad book. There were a lot of things I enjoyed about it, but there were also things that were annoying or I had no clue what was really going on. It was a weird book too. I may have a full review soon since I was sent an ARC. I just have to figure out what to say about it.
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of November.
Bright Side by Kim Holden – 5 out of 5 stars.
I was in the mood to listen to an audiobook and I came across Bright Side randomly on my library’s site. It sounded interesting, so I decided to check it out. Holy crap did I love this book and the characters so much. It was also insanely sad and I was totally crying my eyes out at work. The downside of listening to audiobooks at work. 😛 I can’t wait to check out the sequel, which I will hopefully do soon!
The War Outside by Monica Hesse – 3 out of 5 stars – Review.
I was sent an ARC of The War Outside from The Novl, but since it has already released I decided to check out the audiobook. I really enjoyed this book, but it did feel like it was missing something. I didn’t love it as much as I hoped I would, but the story is still really good and I’m happy I read it and I would recommend. Feel free to check out my review for more.
What books did you read in November? Have you read any of the books I read? Feel free to link me to your wrap up posts if you have one!
I usually have a currently reading section in these posts, but right now I am not currently reading anything and I’m not sure what I am going to read next or in December. It’s still up in the air. I’m taking this day off from reading. I have a ton of TV shows to catch up on and I’m not feeling that great today.
I hope you have a great day and weekend!