And just like that, we’re at the end of November! This month was a great blend of cozying up with some good books and celebrating the holidays & also having good weekend plans. I went into the city twice to see Beetlejuice on Broadway (so worth going to see before it closes on Broadway!) & for a hockey game.
It also brought one of my favorite times of the year, Goodreads Choice Awards season. I know that there’s a lot of relevant conversations bout how exactly Goodreads chooses the finalists & how books are categorized by which genere., but I can’t help but look forward to voting each round!
I started holiday reading with Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle (love!), Jenny Bayliss’s Meet Me Under the Mistletoe -perfect for readers who love books with a big cast of characters, as a friend group reunites in a English castle/estate for two of the friends’ wedding, set during the holiday season-, and Once Upon a December by Amy E.Reichert – very unique, set at the Milwaukee Christmas market and features a romance between a woman and a man whose family *magically* travels from Christmas market to market around the world.
My favorite books of November where Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center, Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez (I voted for Book Lovers, but so sad it didn’t make the final round for the Goodreads Choice Awards!), Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle, When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, and Mr.Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer.
If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang | 3.5/5 Stars
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center | 4/5
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel byFred Fordham | 5/5
Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle | 4.5/5
When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed | 5/5
Confessions by Kanae Minato | 4/5
Endless Summer by Elin Hilderbrand | 4/5
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center | 4.5/5
Romancing Mr.Bridgerton (Bridgerton #4) by Julia Quinn | 4/5
Mr.Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer | 4.5/5
Once Upon a December by Amy E.Reichert | 4/5
Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander | 4/5
The Cloisters by Katy Hays | 3/5
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss | 4/5
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez | 4.5/5
Blockbuster (Netflix) – I was kind’ve bummed to learn that this comedy series hasn’t gotten great reviews and likely won’t have a second season – it was the perfect entertaining watch before bed each night.
Buying Beverly Hills (Netflix) – This reality TV meets luxury real estate might just be my new reality TV obsessions (aside from Below Deck, of course) – I can’t believe I’m saying it but I might even like it better than Selling Sunset!?
People We Hate at the Wedding (Amazon) – I’ve made a return to watching movies more recently – sometimes there’s nothing better than putting a good movie on during the weekend at night – and one my recent faves is People We Hate at the Wedding, I really liked the plot and cast!
The Sex Lives of College Girls S2 (HBO Max) – This is one of my favorite TV shows and so glad that it’s back. I’m only 4 episodes into the second season so far, but loving it!
Don’t Worry Darling (HBO Max) – I’m unfortunately part of the crowd that doesn’t understand the hype around Don’t Worry Darling after watching it.
Where the Crawdads Sing (Netflix) – I recognize that there’s a ton of controversy surrounding Delia Owens right now, but I must say that I liked the adaption of this book!
What you been reading and watching this month? Anything that I mentioned? Share in the comments!