Month in Review: November 2019

November was a hit or miss month for me.  I started strong and really enjoyed most of what I read earlier in the month, but got bogged down in the middle with some slower paced books.

I had a lot of fun with SciFi month!  A quick thank you to imyril at One More and Lisa at Dear Geek Place for hosting it!  I’m hoping to be better prepared for it next year and maybe participate in some of the read alongs.

Books read: 9 for October, 95 for the year


SciFi Read: 5

Pages read: 3,792 out of 32,379

Average rating: 3.56

Female Authors: 2 out of 41 for the year

Favorite Read:

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee The Machineries of Empire

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee – Unfortunately I didn’t get the review up in time for SciFi Month, but I finally read it and loved it to bits!

Other Reads Completed:

Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

The Mirror Empire (The Worldbreaker Saga #1) by Kameron Hurley

Gamechanger by L.X. Beckett

The Menace from Farside (Luna) by Ian McDonald

A Little Hatred (Age of Madness #1) by Joe Abercrombie

ARCs Received:

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley

The God Game by Danny Tobey

The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman

Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

eGalleys Approved:

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

The Last Human by Zack Jordan

The Broken Heavens (The Worldbreaker Saga #3) by Kameron Hurley

Other Highlights:

Book Review: The Dead Girls Club

PopSugar 2020 is Here!

Native American Heritage Month

Bookish Gifts for the Bibliophile in your Life. Or you know, for yourself.

Top Ten Tuesday: SciFi Month and Fall Covers

Coming Up:  I still have a few reads I didn’t quite finish in November, and a couple in series I’m working on.

Raven Stratagem (Machineries of the Empire #2) by Yoon Ha Lee

The Blade Itself (First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones

The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

How was your November?  Have you got anything special planned for December?

11 thoughts on “Month in Review: November 2019

  1. Looks like you had a great month! I’m glad you loved Ninefox Gambit, that’s one I’ve been a little intimidated by so I haven’t picked it up. And I have The Only Good Indians too, and I keep hearing amazing things about it and I’ll be reading it early for sure😁 And The Remaking! That’s the book I won on Goodreads but haven’t read it yet. Hopefully this month.

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    • Someone told me to treat the mathematics and such as magic and think of it like a science fantasy rather than hard science fiction and that helped a lot! I had also just had my brain muddled by Dead Astronauts when I read it, so I was very much willing to accept that I really had no idea what was going on. Trying to get a review up for it soon- but when you get a chance definitely read it. It was so much fun!


    • So Ninefox was a group read for my virtual book club at one point and I kept putting it off because I heard it was difficult. In November I wanted to read it for SF month and I was so frustrated with some of my other reads I thought: what the heck? Let’s just go ahead and commence with the confusion. I think it worked to my benefit to read it after those others because I was just totally willing to accept the confusing mechanics of the world at the point as magic in a SF book.

      I don’t know that it’s for everyone so maybe get t from a library or check out a sample? But there was on character in particular I just really adored that made me love the whole book.

      Anyway- I do hope you’ll try it at least! It’s definitely unique.

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  2. Honestly, I’m so jealous of how much you were able to read because I completely failed at reading in November and only read 4 books :”) I’m super interested in Ninefox Gambit though! (I love the title, haha.) And I really want to read The Deep, because its premise is so interesting, and I’ve heard amazing things about it!

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    • What’s weird is I don’t feel like I got that much reading done. I got bogged down by two really long books in the the middle of the month. I had at least three other reads I was hoping to finish. 🙁. And you’re in school! Don’t feel bad about how much you got done. I hardly read at all while I was in school.

      I loved Ninefox and The Deep was good- so definitely check them out when you have more time on your hands!

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