November Round-Up – The Books I Read In November 2018

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This month I managed to read and review seven books. Here is a roundup of my blog posts this month…

This month I took part in three blog tours for some brilliant new books. First of all I shared my review of The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths, a wonderfully written thriller in which we see the impact of a mysterious death on a literature teacher when one of her colleagues is found dead, and discover the messages in her diary that she has not written. I also enjoyed reading Still Lives by Maria Hummel, an intriguing thriller set in the art world, where an artist disappears on the night her latest, most shocking exhibition is about to launch. I was gripped by the premise of this one, and can see why it was chosen as a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. My last blog tour post was for The Winters by Lisa Gabriele. I was very excited to read this psychological thriller which is inspired by Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. This was an enjoyable book which pays homage to a much loved novel whilst offering something different, updating a classic for the modern age.

I also read three books this month from authors whose work I have loved previously. I was once again enthralled by Beth Lewis’ writing in her latest novel, Bitter Sun, which follows four children who stumble across the body of a woman in a small community struggling in the heat. Having enjoyed The Immortalists recently I went back to read Chloe Benjamin’s debut novel, The Anatomy Of Dreams. This was an interesting book in which we meet a girl and her involvement in some fascinating but mysterious research into the power of dreams. And then there was The Last Family In England by Matt Haig, which I was looking forward to reading as it is narrated by a dog! This story of a Labrador named Prince and his dedication to protecting his family was an enjoyable and thought provoking read.

The final book I read and reviewed this month was The Corset by Laura Purcell. This is the first of Purcell’s books I had read although having enjoyed this so much I will definitely be picking up her debut, The Silent Companions. This was a historical thriller in which we meet two women from differing backgrounds whose lives become intertwined, when a young seamstress claims to have committed the most terrible of crimes, all through the power of her stitches.

I also unboxed a subscription box this month in the form of the November crime and mystery box from My Chronicle Book Box, which included The Corset. I am looking forward to reading the other featured books soon!

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog this month and shared my posts, I really appreciate it! Let me know if you have read any of my November reads, and what you thought of them.

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