November Book Brag *11

Eleven Books! Woot Woot! I’m so proud. 

The first book I read this month is not pictured because I’m lazy.

Bleeding Hearts by Scott Hay, a local author, was an interesting read. As a young man something shockingly horrible happens in his family and this book is all about the incident, the after effects and its impact on his life. I found the book to be very … Albertan. The story was something else, and I’m very grateful I’ve not had to experience such a thing. If you want a quick and simple read, this book is for you.

Depression: The Comedy by Jessica Holes was irritating at times, had me laughing out loud at others and in the end left me respecting the author. If you can get through certain aspects of the writing style, this book is a good read for anyone who has a brain.  I learned a thing or two and had a lot of a-ha moments. Always a win for me when that happens.

The Insight Guide : Scotland was one of the best guide books I’ve read in 45 years of living. It was interesting with its friendly and thorough style, not just informative. I felt like I was reading a novel or something.

HikerTrash by Erin Miller was excellent. I’ve read a LOT of books about hiking the PCT but I wasn’t bored once reading this one. Her writing style was descriptive and fun, I laughed a lot and recommend this book if you’re looking for some inspiration to hike something BIG!

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This one ^ was pretty good. That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam Its about a white family who adopt a black child. It had me cringing with second hand embarrassment a lot of the time. It left questions lingering within me after I was done. I just love that. A good read.

Still Mine by Amy Stuart was dark and gritty and weird and human. There are other books in the series – or at least one- and I’m not sure if I’ll read them or even how I feel about the character (who is on the run from her abusive husband and struggling with a drug addiction amongst other things) I have issues with addiction in the content I read because addiction plays a prominent role in my life but that’s personal to me. The book was a quick read at any rate and capably written.

Not horrible. Typical guide book. Not overly inspiring.

Oh my gosh, I love this one! Complicated content laid out in an engaging, easy to read manner. I felt smarter and so much more understanding of our species and the world we live in. I think this one should be required reading for all humans 🙂

 Book Club #1’s book. Its a collection of short stories. Weird short stories. There is a bit of a formula here. They were alright. I’m not a fan of short stories so take that into consideration. Would I recommend this one…meh. It is capably written though. Just not my jam.



Book Club #2’s book. An epic, delightful tale of witchcraft and other things. Not your typical story and not your typical characters. I really liked it. Its a little long but I may have felt that because I didn’t start reading it until a week before Book Club, ha ha. 

Loved this one! LOVED IT! Its written sort of … stream of consciousness style and its just so lovely and kind and informative and heartwarming/wrenching. A very good read on a very important subject.

What did you read in November? Anything good?

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