November — No Theme But Great Reads

At the end of July, I had my son pick out some books for my August theme, which I then postponed due to, well, shit hitting the fan around here.  Since I didn’t really have a theme set up for November, I thought I’d use my son’s picks for November…

After nearly two months of focusing on horror for my personal Halloween challenge, I have to say I’m really looking forward to these titles!  Ghost Girl and The Red Door are crime fiction/mysteries, both dealing with old crimes brought back to light.  Old School sounds like a nice quiet literary fiction choice, focusing on an out-of-place student at an exclusive prep school and a writing contest.    I asked my son how he decided on these three, the answer was simply “The titles.”  Can’t argue with that!

I’ll also be focusing on some recent giveaway wins, including the anthology Miami Noir: The Classics and Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings (doesn’t that sound like a fun one?!?!)

Goodreads Group Reads

My groups have some great reading choices for November.

These three are ones I’ve read in the past, currently featured in different groups, and I recommend them all.  Fair warning though, The Vegetarian is a bit odd, no, just downright strange, but well worth the read.

Some other titles featured for November that I have put on my personal want-to-read list include:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig — I really enjoyed Haig’s The Humans, so I can’t wait to read this fantasy about the universal library that holds all of our stories, even those not chosen, and raises the question “Would you be willing to change/redo your life?”

In My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg — If my local library hold on this wasn’t months long I would read this tomorrow.  And this coming from me, a person who avoids political-based memoirs as often as possible.  But I think this may be a book that, in this day and age, really needs to be read by everyone.

So what will you be reading in November?  Do you have a list or are you just taking it day by day?  Feel free to drop me a line and let me know, I love seeing what everyone is reading!  Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and for my American friends with the upcoming presidential election, please stay sane and get out there and vote!!!!

Happy Reading!

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