What I Read: November 2021

In an absolutely shocking and astonishing turn of events, it is December 10th and I’m already posting about what I read in November. Is it my new format for book posts? Is it Blogmas?

what I read: Nov 2021

Or is it because I only read four books? (And only took pictures of three?)

Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell

Long time readers will remember last January when I read Wayward Son, the second Simon Snow book. Finally Any Way the Wind Blows, the last book in the trilogy is here!

Does it suffer a bit from last book-itis, because these things are hard to wrap up? It does. Do all the characters’ hopes and dreams come true? They don’t. But they come true enough. Still good, still cute, but Carry On is definitely the best Simon Snow offering.

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Legendary is also a part of a trilogy – this time a YA series about two sisters who complete in a legendary (get it!?) magical game to achieve their hearts’ desires. Second books can sometimes be a little bit messy, but I loved this one. I was a huge fan of Tella’s intense insistence that she knows best, even as she was consistently a little overmatched. The third book just came in at the library and I can’t wait to read it.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

I cannot believe that I hadn’t come across Into the Drowning Deep before. I am obsessed with Mira Grant (also known as Seanan McGuire) and it came out in 2017! Into the Drowning Deep is a sci fi exploration of mermaids and I absolutely devoured it. It’s upsetting and spooky, so it may not be your thing, but it was totally my thing.

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix (not pictured)

Yes, I’m on a bit of a Grady Hendrix kick. The Final Girl Support Group is essentially a slash flick in book form, with Hendrix’s classic incredible characters at the centre of it. It’s visceral, there’s an unreliable narrators, parts of it can be a little bit hard to read, but it’s compelling and I loved it.

And that is what I read in November! I need to read at least five books in December to complete my Goodreads challenge, which I’m sure is do-able. I hope.

What’s your favourite book that you read recently?

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