November Reading Round-Up


Hard to believe we are nearing the end of 2021. One month left till we can leave this one behind.

November sped by. My hubby had finally recovered from his wound last week, only to be so unwell the past two days, that I had to call an ambulance to take him to hospital after dialysis tonight. I am still not sure whether they will admit him and I’m waiting to hear what they found. He’s had an x-ray, bloodwork, antibiotics (he has an infection but they don’t know where) and is having a CT scan in a couple of hours. So, wait I must.

Thank God for books. They provided a much-needed escape. I didn’t complete all my challenges but I did enjoy what I read! Lots of wonderful books this month and in many different genres.

It’s time to share what I have been reading this past month.

The total read for November was 29 books with the following breakdown:

Fantasy /Paranormal –4                      Romance – 7

Women’s Fiction – 2                              Historical romance – 6

Non-fiction – 3                                         Pix books – 4

Cozy mystery – 1                                      Classic – 1                   

Memoir – 1

I continue to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves (bought/gifted or won) or an e-book. Here’s the breakdown

Library reads – 17       TBR/owned books –5        E-books –7 

Favourite Reads

My overall favourite read of the month as The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

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The rest of my top 10 reads are (with 3 series counting as 1 book choice each):

Series by Anne Bishop – Written in Red, Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver

Series by Johanna Lindsey: Man of My Dreams; Love Me Forever; The Pursuit

Series by Devney Perry: Quarter Miles, Forsaken Trail, Dotted Lines

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

The Santa Suit by Mary kay Andrews

Since I Fell for You by Bella Andre

Every Day is a Poem by Jacqueline Suskin

Lost and Found Family by Jennifer Ryan

How to Avoid Making Art by Julia Cameron

 I am participating in quite a few challenges (check here for my list) but I have a few that are my favourites and have done these for a few years. Here are the books read for these challenges:

POPSUGAR Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)

I only read 1 category for this challenge.  (Still have 5 books to read for this one)

#10- Bestseller of the 90s. – I read 3 books by Johanna Lindsey:

Man of My Dreams; Love Me Forever; The Pursuit

52 Books in 52 Weeks

I read 1 category for this challenge (have 5 more books to read for this challenge):

#4 Deceased author – Johanna Lindsay: Man of My Dreams; Love Me Forever; The Pursuit

Monthly Key Word Challenge

I used this key word this month: Since and read Since I Fell for You by Bella Andre

Monthly Motif

The theme this month was “a mystery”. I read a cozy fun paranormal mystery: The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren

Beyond the Bookends

The theme this month was “book with a blue cover”. I read: Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer and Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Emilie Richards Book Club

The theme was “written more than a century ago”. I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

 Looking Ahead to December

I must read the remaining books for The Popsugar and 52 Books 52 Weeks Challenges. I hope to read more of my own books as well.

I am linking with the following:

Monthly Wrap-Up (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

Inspire Me Monday (at Create with Joy)

11 thoughts on “November Reading Round-Up

    • Thanks so much Gretchen. At least he looked better today. Will be in at least a couple of days while they try to figure out what’s wrong. Have a blessed December as well.

  1. It’s never ending Bev with your hubby’s health. Such a difficult time. Your reading was amazing during the month. I am definitely going to hunt out The Heart Principle.

    • Thanks Kathryn. I was able to see him today and he looks so much better. But looks like he will be in til Monday. A new doctor was in today and he is determined to get to the bottom of all his symptoms and why his platelet count stays so low.

  2. Health issues are always scary and draining and then to have them during a pandemic is horrible. I hope your husband is much better now as I write this. Yes to books being a comfort, especially now. I read every night to relax and escape into another world. Lately with COVID and people not wearing masks and not getting vaxxed in my area, my anxiety peaks in the evening, so books are a must. Happy holidays!

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