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Fangirl Friday: Best of the Decade, November Edition

Last year, I saw a great bunch of posts about what book bloggers were reading the year before, and it got me curious. What was I reading this time last year—and the year before that, and the year before that? Never one to do things halfway, here’s everything I read during every November of 2010-2020—and which ones come out on top!

[Click for January’s, February’s, March’s, April’s, May’s, June’s, July’s, August’s, September’s, and October’s!]



The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

*Adopts Miranda Priestly voice* Vampires, in autumn? How original. (You win, Eclipse.)



Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

One book this month, but a long one!



Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

An unusual collection of books–the Dickens was a uni read–but Messenger of Fear has one of my favourite ever book covers, so I’m giving it the win on shallow aesthetic alone.



The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

More uni reads! These were both for a module I really loved, and I enjoyed both–but I went on to write two separate (successful and enjoyable, because I am a nerd who likes to write them) essays on The Turn of the Screw, so I’m giving that the win. (Though honestly, both are haunting, and I would recommend both.)



The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Well, one uni read–the Dickens again; can you guess what my degree was in?!–and two very different personal reads! Ana and Zak was adorable, and I really enjoyed it; but Christina Lauren have since come to claim a corner of my heart, so I’m giving Bastard, my introduction to their glory, the win.



The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

And another month full of uni reads! An easy win, too–Garden was hit and miss, and I loathed Huck Finn, but I ADORED Rebecca. Actually really want to reread it, now…



Apparently I read nothing in November of 2014? Unlikely, but moving on!



The Originals by Cat Patrick

I actually remember exactly where I was when I finished this, and how cold the weather was, and how I wished I had gloves to turn the page to save my purpling fingers. Where have eight years gone?!


Apparently I’m missing 2012 and 2011 (can you tell I hadn’t started tracking my reading on Goodreads, and gave up back-tracking it?), so moving to…



Fire by Kristin Cashore

God, I loved this book–three cheers for the series reread I’ve got planned next month!


So which November book takes the top prize as my Ultimate November Read?

Drum roll…


Honestly, I’d be surprised a uni read won one of these, if it wasn’t Rebecca–it’s so damn deserving! Now, about that reread…


Do you agree? Which of these would be your favourite–or what’s your favourite ever November read?

(December’s best coming soon!)

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    1. ‘There are so many books’ should be the mantra of the English major haha! I had to read a lot of classics for some of my modules, but I think Rebecca is a stand-out–hope you enjoy it if you do read it!


      1. I ended up reading more recent past books instead of classics, but I mostly did my course choosing based on time slot instead of specific subject. There were only a few specific topics I picked—one being the fables and fairy tales course.

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