Sunday, December 01, 2019

Month in Review: November 2019

It's hard to believe that we are heading into the last month of the year! I don't know about you, but I have read so many amazing books this year and I already have some exciting books that I am looking forward to for next year...but there is still one month left and I am hoping to still get in a few more good reads to round out this year!

  Reading Stats: 

  • Read this month: 16
  • Year to date: 199

Books Read: 

  1. The Family Upstairs -- Lisa Jewell
  2. Woman on the Edge -- Samantha M. Bailey
  3. November Road -- Lou Berney
  4. The Other Windsor Girl -- Georgie Blalock
  5. Broken Souls -- Patricia Gibney (e-book)
  6. Saint X -- Alexis Schaitkin
  7. The Liar's House -- Carla Kovach (e-book)
  8. Deadly Secrets --Robert Bryndza (audio book)
  9. Regretting You -- Colleen Hoover (e-book)
  10. Cross My Heart -- James Patterson
  11. I'll Be Gone in the Dark -- Michelle McNamara (print/audio book)
  12. Dark Tribute -- Iris Johansen
  13. Nine Elms -- Robert Bryndza
  14. Hope to Die -- James Patterson
  15. The Giver of Stars -- Jojo Moyes (print/audio book)
  16. Thin Ice -- Paige Shelton
Favorite Books of November: 

  • Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey
  • Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

I am participating in 2 challenges/projects this year and I will be keeping be giving updates in these posts.


*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of November: 178
  • Books read in November (that count): 3
  • Books bought/received as gift in November: 3
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of November: 178
 YTD Stats: 

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 186
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 31
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 42
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 19
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of November: 178


  • January's challenge: a thriller from a debut author
    •  Book read: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • February's challenge: a thriller with a one word title
    • Book read: Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  • March's challenge: a thriller with the word "Woman" in the title
    • Book read: The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  • April's challenge: a thriller written in a language other than English
    • Book read: The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (Icelandic)
  • May's challenge: a historical thriller
    • Book read: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry 
  • June's challenge: a thriller that's been made into a movie
    • Book read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • July's challenge: a new-release thriller/released in 2019
    • Book read: The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • August's challenge: a thriller with the word "Girl" in the title
    • Book read: The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
  • September's challenge: a thriller published before the year you were born
    • Book read: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
  • October's challenge: a thriller from a series that's new to you
    • Book read: It Takes One by Kate Kessler (series: Audrey Hart, book 1)
  • November's challenge: a thriller with more than 10k reviews on Goodreads
    • Book read: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (did not finish yet)
  • December's challenge: a thriller with "Murder" "Kill" "Killing" or "Death" in the title 


1 comment

  1. wow, that's an impressive month. Several titles sound familiar, but I haven't read them. My recap is here:


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