I think I read the fewest books in November that I’ve read in any month this year. I think the problem was that a few of my favorite tv shows came back and I was engrossed in them.
To be honest, I didn’t read anything I loved in November. I could have probably skipped posting about this month, but maybe this list will save you from picking a book that isn’t great. Because there are a ton of better choices out there.
Under My Skin by Lisa Unger
This book wasn’t so much suspenseful as it was confusing. I think there is a fine line between books that keep you guessing and books that you can’t understand what is going on. This book crossed the line into me asking myself, “What in the hell is happening now.”
Maybe it’s just that there are too many books out there where the woman can’t remember what happened to her and there are others that do it far better (The Girl on the Train). In the end so much of what was happening didn’t even matter.
I will say that the very last couple of chapters of this book are good. There is just way too much to wade through prior to those chapters to make this book worthwhile. I was disappointed.
Simply Tuesday: Small Moment Living in a Fast Moving World by Emily P. Freeman
I liked this book. There are a lot of personal stories that are very relatable. I really like Emily P. Freeman’s podcast that gives similar stories and thoughts weekly. She also sends a newsletter that is a great read. I really enjoy what she puts into the world.
An Improbable Pairing by Gary Dickson
I liked this book. It was an ok read, but I kept expecting more. I kept thinking, “Here we go!” the author is going to add something interesting and it never showed up. I liked that it was set in the 1960’s. I envisioned an old movie and imagined Katharine Hepburn as the Countess. I liked the descriptions of the Countess’ outfits and the places they visited at the beginning but half way through the book the descriptions of every little detail got old for me.
This wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t a favorite for me. I finished the last page and felt very ho-hum. Unfortunately, this is not a book I will be recommending for anyone to read.