The Best Books I Read in November 2020

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This month’s weekly recap post is different (and shorter!) As I mentioned last month, I’m not doing a long month in review post anymore. Instead, I’ve switched to posting weekly updates on the books I finish.

My new end of the month post format is meant to highlight the best books I read during the month, so you have less to scroll through to get to the good stuff!

The Best Books I Read in November 2020

I finished 16 books in November. Five of those were non-fiction, the rest were novels.

Favorite overall:

The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Historical Fiction

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This is my book club‘s December pick. It’s the story of a group of friends in New York City in the late 1930’s. If you read classic lit, you’ll know what I mean when I say this novel has a Fitzgerald vibe. It’s melancholy yet fascinating and an emotional roller coaster. The writing is exquisite. It’s ultimately about living with the consequences of the choices we make.

Best non-fiction:

Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s by Tiffany Midge

Personal essays

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I chose this book after hearing Tiffany’s writing compared to that of David Sedaris, and I found it to be a fair comparison. The essays in this collection are focused specifially on her life, and those of other modern Native Americans. She tackles sterotypes and racism with honesty and twisted humor. I laughed out loud in some parts and was saddened by others. While definitely entertaining, this was also an eye opening reading experience for me to have a look into the minds and life of Native Americans on current issues.

Biggest surprise:

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

Sci-fi romance

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Okay, you’re probably getting tired of me raving about this book. Too bad. I finished the second one this morning and can’t wait to start the third! A group of young women have been abductetd by aliens and are thrown together in the space ship’s cargo hold. When the ship has engine trouble, the cargo is dumped on a remote planet. I don’t want to give away any more of the plot because Yes, it’s super bizarre but once I stopped thinking about it too much, it was an enjoyable story. The overall tone is one of positivity, love, and kindness.

*Note: This series is available on Kindle Unlimited, which is great for me because I don’t have to buy them separately or wait on library holds!

What was your favorite read in November?

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