Saturday, 30 November 2019

A Month In Books - November 2019

Welcome to November's Month In Books roundup! I will link this post up with Nicole's Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

A big thank you to Sarah at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It made my day! You can read my answers to Sarah's questions here.

Thirteen books read this month, all of them ARCs and review copies, and I completely forgot about it being Nonfiction November so I only posted three nonfiction book reviews for you - Frankie, Me And The Japanese Beauty Standards and Roaring Girls. They're all interesting in their own right though and Roaring Girls was very nearly my Book Of The Month.

Regular blog series:
In November I blogged Reading Challenge and Bookish Bingo, and State of the ARC updates as well as a Cover Characteristics collection featuring Women In White. My 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet explored What We Eat and WorldReads featured books from Singapore. I also continued my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds, posted a Giveaway Roundup, and looked back at nine years of what I read at This Time Last Year.


Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

My Reviews

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Spotlights


  
  
  
  
  
 

My Book Of The Month for November is the wonderful Isolde by Irina Odoevtseva. This novel of young Russian emigres in Paris was originally published in 1929 and its new English translation is now available thanks to Pushkin Press.



I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits and don't forget all the Giveaways are listed in my Giveaway Linkup.

24 comments:

  1. Snowfall at Moonglow looks cute. See what I've been reading at Girl Who Reads

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    1. I love the Moonglow series! These novellas have become my Christmas tradition :-)

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  2. I've had a good Nonfiction November for sure with a good few NF books that I really e njoyed!

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    1. I want to make more time for nonfiction books in 2020. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy them!

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  3. It's so wonderful to have books in translation. It opens up so many more titles to us--and perspectives. Thanks for sharing about Isolde. Looks like you had a great month in reading. I didn't finish many books this month, but I made progress in quite a few. :)

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    1. I love being able to get hold of translated books and make a point to read at least a couple every month :-)

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  4. Congrats on finishing 13 books! I hope you have a great December!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. My first visit to your blog and I'm awed by the sheer volume of books you read! Many interesting titles to catch my eye. Love your series too - especially Cover Characteristics - so I'll be following and looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thank you Kym! It's lovely to see you here :-)

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  6. 13 books in one month is pretty darn good.

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  7. Yeay on the Sunshine Blogger Awards! Sarah nominated me too, the lovely lady!
    13 books is pretty awesome! Well done!

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  8. You are on top of things! I don't have any review books for December, so I'm going to use this month to catch up and hopefully get ahead. Fingers crossed!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. I'm happy to be ahead of my review books schedule, but it's going to be touch and go whether I get my Alphabet Soup challenge done in time!

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  9. Two books per month and it feels like an achievement. Kudos to you. I haven't heard of any of them.

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    1. I'm lucky to get a lot of good reading time :-)

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  10. Congrats on the Sunshine Blogger award and 13 books for the month is wonderful. Bonus points for reading so many review books. I hope you have a great December!

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    1. Thank you Carole!
      I got some fab review books this month :-)

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  11. I always love how broad your reading choices are! (Reminds me of my own randomness! ;) <3 )

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    1. I don't think I could bear only reading one or two genres. I need randomness just like you do :-)

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  12. Excellent reading month for you! I love how you diversify your reading choices--I have to do the same to avoid genre burnout. I have been requesting and receiving more and more nonfiction books for reviews and am enjoying how nonfiction is being presented in today's publishing world--it's very entertaining.

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    1. Nonfiction does seem to be getting a lot more accessible doesn't it? I've had several excellent nonfiction books this year and have more lined up for 2020. I like learning when the writing is so engaging and interesting

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