November 2022 Reading Recap

November feels like it was gone in a blink of an eye. Spending two weeks in Europe definitely helped this month fly by for me. It also meant I was too busy to be doing much reading! Who wants to read when you can the Scottish Highlands and visit Vienna’s Christmas markets? Not me, that’s for sure!

Thanks to my trip to Europe, I only ended up reading 3 books this month – and I’m okay with that! I’m a bit behind on my goal of reading 100 books in 2022, but hoping I can make up for that in December!

Anyways, here are the books I read this month:

November 2022 Reads

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #1) 

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

This was a reread for me as I wanted to revisit and finish the Night Huntress series – a series I have picked up many times over the years and yet somehow have never finished! I love Cat and Bones and forgot just how much happens in book 1 – it was way more than I remember.

As a note, this book is published by Avon, which is an imprint of HarperCollins. The HarperCollins Union is currently on strike as they work to get a fair contract for higher pay, a stronger commitment to staff diversity and strong union protections from HarperCollins. As such, I am withholding all reviews of HarperCollins titles until the strike is ended at the HarperCollins Union has a fair contract. You can learn more about the strike and how to support it here:

In Which Margo Halifax Earns Her Shocking Reputation by Alexandra Vasti

In Which Margo Halifax Earns Her Shocking Reputation by Alexandra Vasti

After seeing everyone on Bookstagram raving about this novella, I had to pick it up for myself! Luckily, it did not disappoint! This was such a cute, sexy historical romance novella, and I really loved it. I’ve gotten to know Alexandra over our shared love of the Veronica Speedwell series, so I was incredibly nervous picking this up, as it’s always hard to read something from someone you know in case you hate it. But I am so glad that was not the case this time!

Check out my review for In Which Margo Halifax Earns Her Shocking Reputation by Alexandra Vasti.

A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell #8)

A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn

Hello, my most anticipated read of 2023! I was so sad when I was declined an ARC of this from NetGalley, but thank god for Edelweiss and the ability to say why you want a book, as the book gods came through for me in the end! 

My full review will be up closer to publication in March 2023, but suffice it to say, you should pick this up!

I loved this book so much! The character growth in Veronica was amazing – she definitely learned from her actions in An Impossible Impostor and was more self-aware than I’ve ever seen her. The mystery was a lot of fun and did give me some A Dangerous Collaboration vibes. And while there are some great Veronica and Stoker scenes in this, I still wanted more of them as there is definitely some distance between them because of what happened in An Impossible Impostor. But overall, this book was fantastic, and I’m already dying for the next one.

Also, if you have not read the Veronica Speedwell series yet, I will be hosting a readalong starting in January. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @overflowingshelf for updates on the details!

November 2022 Reviews

Since I was trapezing across Europe for most of November, that left very little time for review writing. However, I still managed to get 3 review posted this month so I will call that a win!

If you missed any reviews from November, here’s what I published:

How was your reading in November? Are you going to be able to meet your 2022 reading goals as we enter the final month of the year?

Let me know what you think!

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