Two days, two belated stacks. ✌🏻 If I’m also wearing a leather jacket right now, does that make me a rebel? 😎⚡️🤘🏻🤷🏼♀️
For real though 😜—this was my November wrap-up! ✨📚✨
Last month was a really good reading month for me! Not only did I finish quite a few more books than I have been as of late (9 👏🏻), but there were some pretty hefty reads in there. Particularly the 800 page behemoth of a novel, The Goldfinch. 🕊 And, there were some seriously magical powerhouses. ✨💪🏻
I can say with all honesty that I haven’t had a more pleasurable reading month in a long time. I really, reallyyy loved almost everything I read (/devoured). 🙏🏻🖤
The Goldfinch became by far my favorite book of the year, and, after The Unbearable Lightness of Being, perhaps my favorite book period.
Not pictured are two audiobook listens:
So Lucky by Nicola Griffith (a Tournament of Books 🐓longlister, brought to my attention by @armyofwords, and a really powerful read), and Girl Wash Your Hair by Rachel Hollis (the one book that was a total wash for me… har har 😜… but really, that one was not my jam, nor what I expected going in).
In true mood reader fashion, I did not get to all of the books on my November list, but what I ended up with was 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻, so I’m more than happy with my choices. 🔮🌝
As I did last month, I’ve also included in the list (but not in the 📸) books I began, but have yet to finish, and this time around those are all transferring over to my December TBR, because I LOVE THEM all.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart –
Putney by Sofka Zinovieff – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (with some caveats haha)
Circe by Madeline Miller – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bluets by Maggie Nelson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Calle Florista by Connie Voisine –
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern –
So Lucky by Nicola Griffith – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Girl, Wash Your Hair by Rachel Hollis –
The Lonely City by Olivia Laing 🖤
Art as Therapy by Alain de Boutton 🖤
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswell 🖤
How’s your Monday so far, y’all?? 🤓