Books I Read November 2022

by - Tuesday, December 13, 2022

I had hoped to get my November reads up earlier, but covid finally got me in early December, and I feel like I've basically spent the entire month sick. I'm slowly on the mend and trying to catch up on work and a backlog of life things that just didn't happen while I was stuck in bed. I can't wait until the last symptoms finally go away. I'm really over it.

Anyway aside from that November was a decent month of reading. Lots of four star books, and really only one book that didn't land for me.

Books Nov 2022

Four Stars

Things We Do in the DarkThings We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a fun read with a couple of good twists and turns. It jumps back and forth in time as two different mysteries blend together. When the book opens Paris is found in the bathroom covered in her husband's blood. She's arrested for his murder, but as the police dig the evidence doesn't hold up. But it doesn't clearly point toward an obvious suspect either. At the same time, the book flashes backward and you learn more about Paris' mysterious past. I tore through this book and thought it was a fun thriller.

The CageThe Cage by Bonnie Kistler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two women enter an elevator and only one comes out alive. Is it murder, is it suicide, is it something else entirely? While only the first chapter of this book takes place in the actual elevator, the rest of the book jumps back in time and works forward to how the two women end up in the elevator. I largely enjoyed this book and thought it was an interesting premise.

The HomewreckersThe Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fun read that combined my love of HGTV shows with romcom fun and a mystery. Hattie works for her father-in-law flipping houses in Savannah. A TV producer stumbles on her work and pitches her on the idea of starring in a reality show about restoring historic homes. While hesitant at first, Hattie signs on and things start to spiral. There's a surprise cohost, an intense filming schedule and then a wallet from a missing woman shows up on the property they're restoring. Light and fun with enough suspense thrown in from the mystery.

A Million JunesA Million Junes by Emily Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book through a blind date with a book from a bookstore in Savannah, and it ended up being such a delightful treat. It's YA and tells the story of June and Saul, who've been warned by their families for years to stay away from each other because bad things happen when members of their families mix. Young love, magic, forbidden destinations. This was just a fun world to inhabit for a few days.

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Two Stars

Every Last LieEvery Last Lie by Mary Kubica
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

For me this book missed the mark a little bit. It had gotten some solid reviews, and the premise of a little girl in a car accident who starts to remember bits and pieces of what happened even though the police write it off as an accident sounded interesting to me. But I found the main character pretty unlikeable and that just made it hard for me to really enjoy this book.

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