November, 2021



November 2nd, 2021, 5:12 p.m. - :dusty-stick: :eyes: :thumbs-up:

49. Several People Are Typing (Calvin Kasulke)
I was barely into this book when I knew I would be putting it on my list of favorite reads from this year. So much fun, and so weird in a good way.

Up next: Committed (Adam Stern, M.D.)


November 6th, 2021, 4:40 p.m. - Do you think Stern's wife appreciates how she's portrayed here? She seems exhausting

50. Committed (Adam Stern)
I wanted to like this more than I did. It was just too much "I thought I was going to be bad at this but it turns out everyone thinks I'm great." I never got a feeling for what it was actually like training to be a psychiatrist.

Up next: Mother May I (Joshilyn Jackson)


November 11th, 2021, 5:52 p.m. - What did you do?

51. Mother May I (Joshilyn Jackson)
I have a pretty high bar for thrillers, and since I didn't think Jackson's last thriller was all that...thrilling, I didn't have big expectations for this one. Fortunately, Jackson exceeded them. This one was really well-paced, and the plot developments made me want to keep reading. It's still hard to believe she's the same author who wrote her earlier books, since they're so different from her thrillers, but that's not a complaint.

Up next: Dear Miss Metropolitan (Carolyn Ferrell)


November 17th, 2021, 7:54 p.m. - Once upon a time in Queens

52. Dear Miss Metropolitan (Carolyn Ferrell)
Ferrell is an amazing writer, and I'll definitely read whatever she does next. My only critique of this book is that the parts about the neighbors not knowing what was going on should have either been ditched or expanded. Other than that, Ferrell deserves a lot more buzz than she's gotten.

Up next: Everything's Trash, But It's Okay (Phoebe Robinson)


November 24th, 2021, 5:03 p.m. - LOL.com/IWantToHangOutWithPhoebeRobinson

53. Everything's Trash, But It's Okay (Phoebe Robinson)
I'm not really familiar with Robinson, but I'm going to change that very quickly. This was a great mix of humor, education, self-help, and motivation. I'm happy to have another of her books to read next.

Up next: Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes (Phoebe Robinson)


November 30th, 2021, 4:57 p.m. - Keep 'em coming, Phoebe

54. Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes (Phoebe Robinson)
My review of this one is basically the same as for the last. I like Robinson's voice and the range of what she writes about. Now I just need to get my hands on her first book.

Up next: Reprieve (James Han Mattson)



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