the best books I read this month – november 2018

Usually I feel like months move quickly, but in reality it has felt like a lifetime since I have written one of these. With the days getting shorter and the rain having fully come to Vancouver I have really felt the desire to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket and some tea and read my book.

Overall I read a good range of books over the month, but decided to keep this list relatively short and share the ones I really really loved with you all. 

Do you have specific books you like to read when the weather gets cooler or a specific place you like to read? Let me know in the comment section.

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman  

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We are in the future of earth and death has been completely defeated. To control the population however certain people are tasked with becoming a Scythe, and choosing who dies. Two teenagers are taken into an apprenticeship with a Scythe and have to learn what it means to be in control of life and death. Through this world a lot of interesting questions are posed and you really think about humanity.

I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller 

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Like many people I love the TV show Friends, though I didn’t watch it when it was originally airing. This book is a very interesting look into the creation and behind the scenes of the show. I learned a lot about what went into the making of the TV phenomenon and the amount of times it almost wasn’t.  

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 

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I have a slight obsession with the Holocaust, and I love reading every book that comes out about it. This story, based on true people, is both heart breaking and heart filling. I also enjoyed that this showed a different side to the concentration camps that I had never seen in a book before. This is a hard book, but also a good one.

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel 

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In direct opposition to the previous book this one is all fun. This short little book about reading matched my feelings on the subject in so many ways and was such a joy to read on my travels to work. 

Leave Me by Gayle Forman 

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This book brought something to fiction that I hadn’t seen before, a woman who leaves everything. When the main character has a heart attack she starts looking at her life differently and decides that she needs a change, so she takes it for herself. While I don’t always agree with her choices I enjoyed reading about her journey.

I hope you have a wonderful reading month. What have you been reading and loving lately?

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