I feel this post is more what I didn’t read in November 2022… My reading rate has slowed down in recent months for a combination of reasons, meaning that November takes the crown for month I’ve posted the least reviews… three! Can you believe it? Can I say I loved all three though? Well, kind of…
My November Book Reviews:
(Click on book title for my full review.)
/ Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan
/ The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell
/ Misfits: A Personal Manifesto by Michaela Coel
Three very different reads – Here is the Beehive is a truly unique book – poetic in form, its effortless and lyrical and explores a storyline I hadn’t encountered before: A woman’s lover dies but she can’t grieve him properly as she had been having an affair with him and has a husband and children she has to hide her grief from. It sounds hard-hitting and in some ways it is, but it’s an excellent read, I loved it.
Misfits: A Personal Manifesto is by the great Michaela Coel and is her memoir that explores her creative process, her place in the world and her industry and is a call to action to question the status quo for better change all round and personal growth. It’s a quick, empowering read.
The Family Remains was my least favourite of the month. It is an engrossing psychological thriller but the number of convenient moments in the plot meant it just lacked credibility. Also, it was a sequel so I had a direct book to reference and I preferred its predecessor, The Family Upstairs.
I also had a little think about brilliant children’s picture books that make great gifts if you’re thinking of getting cracking on your Christmas shopping. These books are the perfect combo of great story and beautiful illustrations that – in my opinion – adults enjoy reading (on repeat) just as much as kids.
Until next month, happy reading!