Books Read in November

29 Nov

The beginning of November I’d planned to read these books. As you will see, sometimes I get sidetracked and either read something else or get too busy to read all of them. This month I got side tracked.

Here are the books I did not get read:

Tough Cookie by Diane Mott Davidson – I decided to complete reading this older series because I had enjoyed it so much when I started reading it many years ago and with 2020, I needed an escape. I will get back to finishing this series in 2021.

The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield. I do want to read this book but it too will have to wait for next year.

Now for the books I did read:

Stranger Diary’s – Elly Griffiths

I’ll be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara

Magic Lessons – Alice Hoffman

Light the Dark – Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process – Joe Fassler

Daily Rituals – Mason Currey

The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

Hope Never Dies – Andrew Shaffer

For this post I will list them only and review them individually. If you have been following my blog for the past month, you will notice that I have reviewed Stranger Diary’s, Magic Lessons, I’ll Be Gone by Dark, and The Sun Down Motel. If you want my take on these, please check out earlier posts for those reviews. Over the next few weeks, I will reviewing the rest.

Three of the books I read did fit into Non-fiction November and that was kind of fun. Will look forward to doing that again next year.

My goal each month will always be four books because depending on how busy I am, I think that is doable. This month, I surpassed that goal and that makes me happy. It always feels good to exceed a goal.

November was an enjoyable reading month. The one author I was familiar with was Alice Hoffman and it was an adventure to catch up with the Owens family saga. The rest of the authors were new to me. I hope to have another successful month of reading in December.

What are your reading goals for December? Are you planning to surround yourself with holiday books or finding time to finally read the one you’ve been waiting for the right time?

Let me know what you are reading. I am always looking for suggestions.

Until next time,



Posted by on November 29, 2020 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “Books Read in November

  1. Margot Kinberg

    November 29, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    What I like about your list is the variety in it. I don’t always manage that myself, but I do think variety in reading helps broaden thinking. And it helps in keeping away ‘reading fatigue.’


    • virginiagruver

      November 29, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks Margot. Do you have any book suggestions this month? Or are you kind of busy with the holidays?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Margot Kinberg

        November 29, 2020 at 1:28 pm

        It would really depend on what sort of book you’re interested in, to be honest. Sarah/Rhiannon Ward has recently come out with The Quickening, which is gothic style mystery/intrigue/suspense story. There are also several fine recent releases that were shortlisted for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Awards (I’m on the panel for that particular set of awards). Here is a list of the finalists. I’ve added blurbs so you can see if any of them interest you.


      • virginiagruver

        November 30, 2020 at 12:43 pm

        Thanks, several of those sound interesting, especially The Nancy’s. I did sign up to follow your blog. Did not realize you were from New Zealand?

        Liked by 1 person

      • Margot Kinberg

        November 30, 2020 at 2:26 pm

        I’m not, actually. I’ve been there a few times, and I’ve made several Kiwi friends. But I’m U.S.


      • virginiagruver

        December 1, 2020 at 12:32 pm

        I’m sorry. Should not have assumed.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Margot Kinberg

        December 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm

        No worries… I love NZ.



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