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A&RBC’s November Wrap Up

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Since the new year is around the corner and there is planning to do I make a point to read as much toward the end of the year. With that being said, November’s to be read consisted of six books. I was able to complete all but two of these books. I will have to finish Shari Lapena’s, There’s Someone in Your House in December. I checked it out at the library but didn’t get to finish it before it was due back. Daniel Palmer’s, Desperate didn’t keep my interest so it will be one I’ll pick back up in a couple of months.

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker was not what I expected but in a good way. The twist in this book had me on the edge of my seat. The storyline captured me by trying to find out who committed the rape of Jennifer and reading how it was affecting her family as well as the psychiatrist  treating her was off the chain. Everyone has a role in the destruction in this book but it’s a shocker when you find out who started it.

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker was a typical young adult book with a paranormal/fantasy twist. After awhile of reading it the main character, Kate and her dead friend, Grace started getting on my nerves. I probably won’t finish this series.

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green was a refreshing young adult book to read. I’m a big fan of his writing especially knowing he is from the city of Indianapolis where I reside. Aza in this book was an interesting character as well as the relationship she starts to build with the missing billionaire’s son, Davis. Green did a wonderful job describing her characteristics and mannerisms throughout the book. The storyline wasn’t as strong in this one but the development of the characters kept me reading it.

The Break Down by B. A. Paris was a book I was anticipating reading. The main character, Cass’s actions were believable (she kept driving by a car on the side of the road with a woman she knew needing help) as well as the storyline but it dragged on to me. I kept reading to see if a twists would pull me back in, which did happen but took longer than I expected. I could tell early in the book Cass is having a break down but then I started to wonder if someone was doing things to her on purposes.

Desperate by Daniel Palmer is one I will revisit down the line. This book didn’t keep my interest because I have seen several movies with this same storyline that it turned me off. This book is about a couple Gage and Anna wanting to have a baby. Anna is not able to so they decide to adopt and then they meet Lily. Lily is pregnant and wanting to give her baby to a good couple. Gage and Anna just don’t realize that it will come with a high cost.

There’s Someone in Your House by Shari Lapena is one I will buy in December so that I can finish. I do know that since the new girl, Makani arrived students at her high school are starting to die horrible deaths.

I read some interesting books this month, how about you? Tell me some of your TBR picks from November, did you get to finish them? Take a peek at my December TBR here.


1 thought on “A&RBC’s November Wrap Up”

  1. Hi. Read THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD in November. A great read though the violence was deeply disturbing. Interesting combo of fact and fiction, with the author depicting the underground railroad as an actual railroad—which it was not. Also read RADIUM GIRLS, a very compelling account of the women who became sick (and often died) from working in U.S. factories where they painted watch dials with radium paint. Now reading TRUEVINE: TWO BROTHERS, A KIDNAPPING, AND A MOTHER’S QUEST: A TRUE STORY OF THE JIM CROW SOUTH. Heavy on history of the circus, carnivals and the South, light on the actual story of the black Albino brothers. But interesting. As one who ordinarily reads fiction, and usually historical fiction, I have enjoyed these two nonfiction stories as a change of pace.


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