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November Reading Wrap-Up

November Reading Wrap-Up

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Millennium #4) by David Lagercrantz

This is the fourth Lisabeth Salander novel I’ve read and I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I simply love this character. Salander is a badass woman who stands her ground and has the personality of a shark. I just love her.

At the center of yet another web of drama, Blomkvist and Salander work together again to battle against enemies both old and new.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

A super quick read—it took me about 3 hours, this is a sweet book about the simple love found between two older people.

After visiting her neighbor Louis’ house one night to ask if he would be willing to sleep with her (just sleep, nothing more), Addie’s life is forever changed. This story is simple and yet to me, it was lovely. Two older people who’ve lost their spouses are lonely and seek the comfort they’ve been missing. That’s it. That’s what happens.

While reading this, I kept waiting for the miraculous ending, the quintessential romance novel moments, but this book did not have that and I found that ridiculously refreshing. This novel felt like real life and I loved it.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

A beautiful story of 8 different women—4 Chinese mothers and their 4 Chinese-American daughters and how their personal histories made them who they are today. This book was so good, so vivid, and Tan’s writing paints beautiful pictures of joy, pain, sorrow, and tender moments. I would highly recommend this book if you haven’t already read it!

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) by Mackenzi Lee

After reading the first installment in the Montague Siblings series (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue), I knew I had to read the second installment when it was published this year! I loved the first one and knew I’d love this second one.

With not-so-subtle threads of Feminism woven throughout this novel, how could I not instantly love it?

Felicity Montague wants for nothing more than to be enrolled in medical school and become a doctor but the patriarchal society in which she lives (sounds familiar, amirite?) will not allow it. Only men are admitted into medical school and can practice medicine but Montague won’t take no for an answer. She goes on a wild adventure, including sailing to remote islands among pirates just to try and convince a well known doctor that she should work alongside him as his apprentice.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

What did you read this month? I’d love to know!

With love,

Emily

A Long Weekend in Boston

A Long Weekend in Boston