Hello friends, and Happy December! Time seems to be moving even more quickly now and 2024 will be here before we know it. But November did leave us with happy memories. Highlights include my husband's birthday celebration, our nephew's wedding, a long Thanksgiving weekend with the family, and a 38th anniversary dinner at our favorite restaurant.
November was a good reading month, too. I managed to finish four books... but that was only because two were novellas!
Books Read in November//
The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
⭐⭐⭐💫 literary fiction, coming-of-age
We the Animals by Justin Torres
⭐⭐⭐⭐ novella, literary fiction, backlist
Why Fathers Cry at Night: A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances by Kwame Alexander
⭐⭐⭐⭐ nonfiction, audiobook
Favorite November Read
Why Fathers Cry at Night by Kwame Alexander
December Reading Possibilities
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney - reread, finished 12/2
Day by Michael Cunningham - currently reading
Eastbound by Maylis De Kerangal - NYTimes 2023 Top 10, audio on hoopla
Faking Christmas by Kerry Winfrey - if I feel like a holiday romance
Horse by Geraldine Brooks - on my TBR shelf
Joan is Okay by Weike Wang - MMD January selection
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher - Pilcher is perfect for the holidays
Also in December
Our upstairs bathroom remodel is underway, but should be finished within the next week and a half. Fingers crossed - we'll certainly need it by the 20th, but that gives us a week to spare. We also have the usual decorating, shopping (which we'll keep to a minimum) and baking ahead, plus a few other holiday activities. At the end of the month we'll visit my parents ... and then it will be time to head south!!
How are you doing? What was your favorite November book?
See you soon, Sanibel!😎