November was book-ended for me with Witch Week at the beginning, and hosting the final week of Nonfiction November at the end. It was busy and full and a bit hectic, but as usual I loved all the blogger interactions. What was a highlight for you this month?
- The Buried Giant, our readalong book for Witch Week, generated some interesting discussion.
- Moving on to Nonfiction November, with White Trash and Hillbilly Elegy I continued to try to understand our current political and social situation.
- I took a quick look at some splendidly gift-worthy books from the Folio Society.
Other Books Read
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck – Review to come
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
- Season of Migration to the North by Tayeh Sadih – Mount TBR, Around the world
- Ombria in Shadow by Patricia McKillip
- Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay
- Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
- A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
- My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme
Other Features and Events
- I participated in the Classics Club Spin, and came out with Don Quixote to read by the end of the year. I’d better get going!
- I discussed What makes a nonfiction favorite? and listed some of my favorite reads of the last few years.
- I announced my intention to try to experience the life changing magic of tidying up. Clothes went well, but I haven’t gotten very far on books yet.
- For Blogging the Spirit, a favorite poem by Walt Whitman.