You can probably tell from the title, but I’m back with my November book review! I did not do as much reading as I would have liked to last month, so it was nice to be able step it up this month. I read five books this month and I really enjoyed four of them, with one being just okay.
The Bear and the Nightingale
This book was based off a Russian fairytale and because of this was very hard to follow in the beginning. I spent the first couple of chapters just sort of skimming it because I wasn’t following and the characters foreign names weren’t sticking. Several of the names and words were Russian and it wasn’t until I was several chapters in that I realized there was a guide in the back of the book. Regardless of the rough start though, I’m glad I pushed through. The story was cute, if not a little dark, and left me on the edge of my seat the whole time. By the end of the book I was rooting for characters that I would have never thought I would like it the beginning.
One Plus One
One Plus One was probably my favorite book I read this month. it was by Jojo Moyes who also wrote Me Before You. Since I enjoyed that book so much, I figured I would give her another chance and she did not disappoint. The book was about a family who was low on money and needed to get across the country to go to a math competition. They ended up basically riding with a stranger and the results were so great.
Sweet Tea Thursdays
Sweet Tea Thursdays was an easy read, but I also didn’t really know what the purpose of the book was. It jumped around to several different plot points, with none really seeming to stick out enough to make it the center plot. That isn’t to say I wouldn’t recommend it though. It was still a good story. I just wish it would have had a little more direction. I would just start to get hooked on a storyline and then it would be over.
This book was about a girl whose grandmother passed away. She was called back to her hometown to fix up her grandmothers house. It was a cute story that went back and forth between present day and her grandmother’s younger days. It was an easy read, but overall lacked a strong plot line and was lack luster.
The Black Velvet Coat
This book in a lot of ways reminded me of The Hideaway. It went back and forth between an present day artist and a young socialite from several years earlier. The artist buys a coat at a thrift store and finds a picture of its previous owner in a magazine. She becomes obsessed with finding out more about the girl, Sophia. Sophia’s past inspired her art. It was an easy read and I especially enjoyed the chapters written from Sophia’s perspective.
Be sure to take a look at my previous months book reviews here!