Goodreads: November Wrap Up

November
has flown by (is it just me, or do the months go quicker as we get older?!) and
I’m back again with another round up of all the things I’ve read this month. I’ve
done pretty well again, all things considered and got myself through a grand
total of 5 books over the course of this month.

The
first book I read in November was Lies
We Tell Ourselves
by Robin Tulley. I’ve
actually already reviewed that book here, if you want to check it out. If you
haven’t already got on the hype and bought yourself a copy of this book, then
please for the love of all things holy, go and do it right now. It’s absolutely
fantastic and worth every single penny. It lives up to all expectations and is
a really compelling tale.

The Stranger in My Home by Adele Parks is another book that I’ve
been eyeing up for quite a while now, so I was chuffed to finally get to it on
my ever growing pile of books to be read. This book was probably one of the
best I’ve read this year and it really satisfied my craving for a good old
fashioned thriller. I didn’t expect the book to end the way it did, it was
definitely unexpected and incredibly enjoyable. I’ll likely post up a full
review of this at some point this month so keep checking back if you want to
hear more of my thoughts.

I received
a copy of Witness by Caroline Mitchell for review in the
month of November. I’ve
read one of Caroline’s books before now
and really enjoyed it so I was
chuffed to get the opportunity to have early access to her most recent
contribution to the word of psychological fiction. Again, this is one that I’ll
be writing a full review for so I don’t want to say too much. I will say,
however, that it was a bloody good read and I definitely wasn’t disappointed!

Arguably
the best book I’ve read this month, and perhaps one of the best I’ve read this
year, was one that came to me as a bit of a surprise. The lovely Jess Duffy at
Pan Macmillan posted me out a couple of books she thought I’d enjoy, last
month, and I picked up Before You Go by
Clare Swatman this week. I probably
chose the wrong time to start reading it, considering the theme of the book and
recent events in my life, but my oh my, what an absolutely breath-taking and
thoughtful tale. Contemporary fiction is a genre I tend to overlook when I’m
picking books out, mostly because I’m instantaneously drawn to thrillers and YA
but I think I’ll have to delve into the genre a little more if works like this
are hiding on in there. Clare Swatman has an absolutely amazing way with words
and the story flowed in a such a way it was pretty difficult to put it down.
Again, I’ll be reviewing this one in full so check back for more information
soon!



The
final book on my November wrap up list is
Be
My Baby
by A. L. Michael. The
review for the blog tour for this one is going live tomorrow so I’ll leave my
thoughts on it for that review, but rest assured that this was another book
that I really enjoyed reading. I don’t know if it’s me, getting soft in my old
age, or whether I am just genuinely enjoying everything I read at the moment
but I really do hope that this positive stretch of reading continues on into
2017!




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