Book Reviews October and November

On GoodReads.com, you can participate in an annual reading challenge where you set the number of books you’d like to read during the year. As you read the books and add them to your list on GoodReads, it counts the books for you. I reached my goal of 30 books in November! This includes audiobooks, ebooks, and paper books. I’m pretty happy with myself ūüôā Now, let’s get to the book reviews for October and November.

November Road by Lou Berney

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5/5

This book is basically a conspiracy theory about the JFK assassination. I wasn’t sure how I would like this book but I really did enjoy it! The ending was pretty unexpected to me, which is always a plus!

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

Format: Paperback

Rating: 3/5

I got this book from Goodwill a long time ago but just now read it. I have no idea what Harry Winston had to do with the book at all. It seems like such a random name for this book. I think Harry Winston was mentioned once or twice in the entire story. The characters weren’t always likable – they were very selfish throughout the book. This book definitely is not a “must read” but a fast guilty pleasure type.

Body Love by Kelly LeVeque

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 4/5

This book was a recommendation to me by Scribd. I didn’t know anything about it when starting to listen to it but I thought I’d give it a try! It turned out to be about how/what to eat in order to reset your blood sugar levels and get rid of grouchiness and possibly even health issues. Kelly talks about “the fab 4” types of foods you should eat with every meal: protein, healthy fats, fiber, and greens. I thought this book was pretty educational – I did actually learn things. I also liked all the real-life examples she gave of her clients’ stories. It made me re-think what I eat every day because I’m tired of being hungry after eating only an hour ago! I recommend to anyone who’s interested in learning about your body and food.

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5/5

I finally got to read this book! Holy moly, this book was a roller coaster! I was NOT expecting that (to find out what, you have to read it)! I didn’t really know what the book was about other than that the guy didn’t call or text when he was supposed to, but wow, it took so many turns I wasn’t expecting. It was awesome! I had no idea if it would be a happy or sad ending.. and I’m not going to spoil it.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Format: Paperback

Rating: 4.5/5

This is a very “sexy” book, if you know what I mean. I absolutely loved the first 3/4 of the book. It made me laugh and I couldn’t put it down. Then, the book just kept dragging on where adults couldn’t tell each other how they really feel and it annoyed me so much. I liked the ending though. I was going to be angry if it didn’t end the way it did! Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a new, unique love story.

Whiskey In a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

Format: Audiobook

Rating: 5/5

This is a short and sweet book. I listened to this on audio because I wanted to hear Reese tell her own story. It makes me want to have lots of dinner parties!

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Format: E-book

Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed learning about this part of history – female spies in WWI and WWII. It was a long book but I didn’t have to work too hard to finish reading it. This booked tugged at my emotions in various ways. I highly recommend it!

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5/5

This book is so good! It keeps you guessing the whole time. I couldn’t put it down! I tried to stay up on a work night to finish it when I was close to the end. But I didn’t end up staying up because I knew I’d regret it the next day. I’m glad it had an ending that tied up all the loose ends nicely.

 

Have you read any good books lately?

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