November Mini-Review Recap

Well, November wasn’t half-bad!

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I read 9 books, which considering the time of the year and the job change (last time I’m going to mention the job change, I promise), is kind of good! I mean sure, some were short or graphic novels, but they still count! Let’s get to the tiny thoughts.

Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh – Part humor, part memoir, this book was a hysterical joyride to read. Some deeper parts that talk about depression, which were also well done. I highly recommend this as a Christmas gift!!

The Deaths of Tao

The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu – This is the sequel to The Lives of Tao, and it was intense, action-packed, and left me begging Angry Robot for a third book.

The Gates

The Gates by John ConnollyThe Gates is a quirky book about a young boy trying to save the world when the Large Hadron Collider accidentally opens up a portal linking Hell to our realm. I love it when science and the supernatural are combined!

Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim – A graphic novel about young people connecting, but it was kind of short and obscure for my tastes. I never got around to reviewing it because I didn’t have much to say.

The Republic of Thieves

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch – This is the third and latest book in the Gentleman Bastards series and good lord, I love these characters. I sooooooo can’t wait for the fourth book!


Lexicon by Max Barry – An action-packed thriller centered on the idea that words can have complete power over a person, if you know how to use them. If this doesn’t sound fascinating to you, I don’t even know what we’re doing here.


Ade by Rebecca Walker – A short, powerful love story.

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – I listened to this on audio and it was such a delight that I immediately bought myself the hardcover, and I’m itching to re-read it. It is smart, funny, and made me grin like an idiot! Loved it.

the ace of skulls

The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding – This is the fourth and last book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series, and I’m so sad it’s over! But this was a really fantastic conclusion to the series, and it’s going to remain a favorite series of mine.

So that was my November! And the year is almost over… holy crap! So have you read any of these? Thoughts?




  1. Wow, that is an impressive bunch of books to have read! My reading has really slowed down lately as I’m in a bit of a reading slump but I’m hoping whatever I read next will break me out of it!


    1. I so can’t wait for you to read The Lies of Locke Lamora. You have no idea how eagerly I’m waiting to see if you like it! It’s like being really excited about someone opening a present you got them and you can’t wait to see their face, lol. But really, NO PRESSURE.


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