November 2022 Wrap-Up!

Not a bad month, November! I read 18 books and managed to knock my 22 in 2022 list down to two books!

(Unfortunately, I’ve started both books as of writing this and am struggling not to DNF either of them because I’m very bored… but alas. That’s spoilers for that wrap-up.)

What I read:

Sister’s Red by Jackson Pearce // ★★☆☆☆
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman // ★★★☆☆
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne // ★★★☆☆

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa // ★★☆☆☆
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt // ★★☆☆☆
Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater // ★★★☆☆

BZRK: Origins by Michael Grant // ★★☆☆☆
BZRK by Michael Grant // ★★☆☆☆
BZRK: Reloaded by Michael Grant // ★★☆☆☆

BZRK: Origins by Michael Grant // ★★☆☆☆
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken // ★★★☆☆
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken // ★★★☆☆

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken // ★★★☆☆
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab // ★★★★☆
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating // ★★☆☆☆

Daughters of the River Huong by Uyen Nichole Duong // ★★☆☆☆
The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman // ★☆☆☆☆
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir // ★★★★★


22 in 2022

  1. BZRK by Michael Grant
  2. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  3. Switched by Amanda Hocking
  4. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
  5. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  6. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  7. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  8. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
  9. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  10. Magebane by Lee Arthur Chane
  11. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
  12. When We Wake by Karen Healey
  13. Sister’s Red by Jackson Pearce
  14. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  15. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  16. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
  17. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
  18. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  19. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  20. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  21. Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
  22. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult

One month to go! I’m going to have to switch to the audiobook for The Shadow of the Wind, my attention span just isn’t good enough past those first 50 pages to keep up with what’s going on. So many people love it, but I’m starting to get bored. I hope it picks back up again.

As for Magebane, there doesn’t seem to be an audiobook, so I’ve broken it down into chunks to make it through. I’m bored, but it has potential, I think, once the airship actually gets involved. Here’s hoping I’m right.

Thanks for reading!


5 thoughts on “November 2022 Wrap-Up!

  1. Shadows is in my TBR and I’ve never heard of Magebane. Good luck! You can do it! Yeah, TDM is a solid 3-star series. So glad to see you gave ADSOM 4 stars! Project Hail Mary was a gem, such a surprise.

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    1. I honestly can’t remember buying Magebane, sometimes I think some of the books I own were snuck in or something 😂 (Definitely not me binge buying and forgetting!) I hope you like Shadows! Younger me probably would have loved it, but it reminded me too much of The Goldfinch and bored me more than I expected it to. I’m SO excited to continue Shades of Magic (or whatever the series is called, too lazy to go look), I want to see what happens with Lila so badly. And Project Hail Mary was AMAZING. I need a physical copy STAT.

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      1. Ohhh I could give you soooo many examples of “(Definitely not me binge buying and forgetting!)”!! lol! Oh no I’m so scared to read Shadows now since you just compared it to Goldfinch! ☹

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      2. Just book lover problems 😂 It might be because I read them so close together! The stories aren’t so much similar as I was just so BORED. Also I really didn’t like the ending of Shadows, they do one of my big no-nos for fiction. (I think it might be spoiler-y though, so I won’t say!)

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