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November 2021 Wrap-Up

November: the one where National Novel Writing Month wiped the floor with my TBR!

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To address the obvious: NaNoWriMo is one of my favourite months of the year, but also the month I tend to do the least reading. This year, I went looking for easily read, standalone books that matched the yearning-romance vibes of the NaNo project I was working on, starting with…

Maybe in Another Life! I love a Sliding Doors, what-if-this-had-happened-instead, how does one action change an entire timeline kind of story, and I love Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books, so it was a guarantee that I’d enjoy Maybe in Another Life. And I did–that heart-wrenching character work TJR does so perfectly put me in all of my feels. (If you’ve read it, what life would you pick for Hannah? I was inclined towards the [Henry] life-path my entire way through–and then I think something about the ending changed my mind…)

I knew I’d only get another read in after Life, and I was also aware that I’d promised myself that this year, I’d read five books I’ve had on my TBR for 2+ years, and I am woefully behind in that endeavor. So next up, I chose The Siren, because who doesn’t want a beachy vibe in November? (Not me, still having wistful daydreams about the four-day beach break I took in September.) Also: mermaids. (Sort of.)

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And that, incredibly briefly, was that! So November gives way to December, with some seasonal reading–including one I’ve been excited for since last Christmas…

How was your reading November–and what’s your bookish December looking like?

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