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November 2019 Reads

November turned out to be a pretty good reading month. It was a pretty eclectic month in terms of books I picked up, but I enjoyed them all. I made a pretty good effort at making more time for reading in November, which I’m definitely trying to carry over into December.

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One Day in December by Josie Silver ★★★★☆

Laurie doesn’t believe in love at first sight until she sees Jack sitting at a bus stop. She spends the next year searching for him until she finally meets him again. But this time it’s as her best friend and roommate’s boyfriend. This novel takes us through Jack, Sarah, and Laurie’s love triangle over the next 10 years.

I did really enjoy reading this love story. I was heartbroken for Laurie when she found that Jack was taken, but I was rooting for them throughout the whole story.

Would I recommend? Yes. It’s a lighthearted love story, perfect for this time of year.


My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ★★★☆☆

The Perfect Wife

Korede’s sister Ayoola has a history of killing of her boyfriends and calling her sister in to help clean up the mess. Instead of turning her in, Korede stays loyal to her sister and helps her. When Ayoola begins dating Korede’s colleague and crush, Korede begins to worry for his safety.

This was a very quick read. It’s easy to get through and it’s definitely a pageturner. I thought the ending was kind of anticlimactic. I didn’t ever become especially invested in any of the characters.

Would I recommend? Probably not. It was an easy, suspenseful read, but it didn’t pay off.

Everything We Give by Kerry Lonsdale ★★★★☆

Red, White & Royal Blue

Ian Collins has everything going for him. He’s gotten a chance at a National Geographic cover and is happily married and started his own family, but he still has regrets about the mistakes he made that cost him his mother.

This is the final book in Lonsdale’s Everything series. The book alternated between present Ian and past Ian. I enjoyed getting that glimpse into Ian’s story before he met Aimee. I felt like I got to know him a lot better as a main character of this trilogy. The character development was very good. Part of what I had really liked about the previous two books was the element of suspense. This one lacked that for me, but overall I still enjoyed it.

Would I recommend? Yes, if you’ve read and enjoyed the other two books in the trilogy, it’s definitely worth the read.


An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen ★★★★☆

This Will Only Hurt a Little

When Jessica Farris sneaks into Dr. Shields’s psychology study, she has no idea what she’s getting into. After two sessions of typed questions, Dr. Shields invites Jessica to continue the study in person and the study turns personal.

I was hooked from the very beginning. The premise of the psychology study had me intrigued. And the suspense only picks up from there. While some of the plot points were predictable, there were plenty of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. I did think it got to be a little too much towards the end, but I couldn’t put it down.

Would I recommend? Yes!


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