Tuesday, November 23, 2021

What I Read In The First Half Of November

My reading appears to have fallen off a cliff as our weekends have been extremely full of running around and doing all the things and I fall asleep around 9 or 10 almost every weeknight. I used to get a lot of reading done between the hours of 8:30 and midnight but sleep is important too, I guess.

Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2)

As often happens for me when I re-read Nora trilogies, I raced through the first and second books, and now I've had the third one sitting on my nightstand for about two weeks. I particularly like Nora's books when she tells them more from the male main character's point of view, which is what this one was. Anyways, I think I'll just put the third book in this series away for awhile.

Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1)

I think Allena first introduced me to this series. I loved this book -- it was a fun mix of regency romance and a main character with strong opinions who stuck to them. I am excited to get my hands on the second and third books in the series.

Our Woman in Moscow 

This book was so good. I didn't realize it would play into my love of spies and double agents but it did in the best way. It made me think about patriotism and how far I would go for my beliefs, even if I had to betray my country to do so. The book does end a little ambiguously, which is not my favourite, but I would still recommend it.

Sunrise by the Sea (Little Beach Street Bakery #4) 

Jenny Colgan is fast becoming a favourite author. Her novels are set in unique places and she has quirky characters. In this book she tackled mental illness as a theme and I thought it was so well done. Plus, I just want to move to each place where she sets a novel.

 Their Eyes Were Watching God

This book has come up a lot as I've read more non-fiction by BIPOC, especially when they talk about novels which inspired them. This was a beautiful novel to read and it's not one to be read quickly. This is a book to savour to catch all the nuances of the language and the story. It's not often that a book slows me down, in the best of ways, but this one did.

My reading is so funny -- I read five books in two weeks for the first half of November and now I've read three books in the past week alone. Why can I not be more consistent?!?!? Do you experience inconsistency as a reader too? Fill me in...


  1. I think I might really enjoy Sunrise By the Sea- thanks for sharing!

  2. I read Their Eyes Were Watching God this year too. And I have a Jenny Colgan waiting to be read!

  3. Bringing Down the Duke sounds fun!
    I haven't thought about Their Eyes in ages!

  4. I've never read a Jenny Colgan book! In your opinion, which is the best? I see that "Bookshop on the Corner" is the most popular- should I start there?


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