November 2019 Wrap-Up

Here’s my November Wrap-up by the numbers:

  • 13 books total (5 DNFs – don’t @ me!)
  • Average Rating: 3.9
  • 8 physical books, 4 e-books, 1 audiobook
  • 7 fiction, 6 non-fiction
  • Genre: 3 contemporary fiction, 1 literary fiction, 0 historical fiction, 5 memoir, 1 non-fiction, 1 thriller, 2 young adult
  • Rating: 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫, 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Author: 9 female, 4 male, 0 they/them

So far this year, I’ve read 159 books and my average rating is a 3.9 (Can I get this number to at least 4.0 by the end of the year?!?).

My favorite book of the month was, hands down, KNOW MY NAME. In the Dream House and Inheritance were close contenders.

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Here’s the complete breakdown. (Click on the link to be taken to my original review).

The One That Will Make You Think the Most:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 Know My Name by: Chanel Miller (Viking) – Pub Date: September 24, 2019

The Memoir That Will Blow Your Mind:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 Inheritance: A Memoir About Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by: Dani Shapiro (Knopf) – Pub Date: January 15, 2019

The One That Tackles Complicated Issues/Relationships:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 *** Long Bright River by: Liz Moore (Riverhead) – Pub Date: January 7, 2020

The One That Gives You the Most Accurate Depiction of Abuse:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 In the Dream House by: Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press) – Pub Date: November 5, 2019

The One That Will Make Your Heart Hurt, and Then Turn Hopeful:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 *** How We Fight For Our Lives by: Saeed Jones (Simon & Schuster) – Pub Date: October 8, 2019

The One That Will Blow Your Mind With the Coolest Facts:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 *** The Body: A Guide for Occupants by: Bill Bryson (Doubleday) – Pub Date: October 15, 2019

The One That’s a Collection of Stories:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 Sabrina & Corina: Stories by: Kali Fajardo-Anstine (One World) – Pub Date: April 2, 2019

The One With a Unique Book Premise:

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 Nothing to See Here by: Kevin Wilson (ECCO) – Pub Date: October 29, 2019 (Link on 12/4/19)

The One (Kind of) About Grief:

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📖 The Friend by: Sigrid Nunez (Riverhead) – Pub Date: February 6, 2018

The One That Takes You to a Dystopian World:

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📱/🎧 *** The Grace Year by: Kim Liggett (Wednesday Books) – Pub. Date: October 8, 2019

The One That’s Deeper Than It Looks (But Is Still Pretty Cheesy):

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖/🎧 *** Frankly in Love by: David Yoon (Penguin Teen) – Pub Date: September 10, 2019

The One You Want to Throw Against the Wall: 

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📖 Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by: Adrienne Brodeur (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) – Pub Date: October 15, 2019

The One You Don’t Have to Feel Bad for Skipping:

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📖 Beyond the Point by: Claire Gibson (William Morrow) – Pub Date: April 1, 2019

Not For Me (AKA: DNF):

🎧 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by: J.K. Rowling (Pottermore) – Pub Date: November 20, 2015

📖 *** Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by: Jia Tolentino (Random House) – Pub Date: August 6, 2019

🎧 *** Get a Life, Chloe Brown by: Talia Hibbert (Avon) – Pub Date: November 5, 2019 (Link 12/4/19)

🎧 *** The Deep by: Rivers Soloman (Gallery/Saga Press) – Pub Date: November 5, 2019 (Link 12/4/19)

📱 Save Me The Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by: Ruth Reichl (Random House) – Pub Date: April 2, 2019 (Link 12/4/19)

What was your favorite read in November?

In case you missed it:

Also, don’t forget about my Gift Giving Guide! It’s got a lot of great gift ideas for the bookworm(s) in your life!

 

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)

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