As I looked back on my Goodreads account today to see exactly what I read in November I couldn't believe that the only books I'm finished were audiobooks. I guess I shouldn't be too shocked since after the election I had some trouble getting the drive to actually pick up a book. Audiobooks are just much easier to get through when I'm running on the treadmill or taking my dog for a walk.
The first three audiobooks I finished were Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, and I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron. This was an unintentional theme of strong women, but it was exactly what I needed to hear. Lab Girl was heartbreaking but fascinating. Hope Jaren worked so hard to put her mark in the science world, while at the same time fighting against her bipolar disorder. Year of Yes was inspiring and made me laugh out loud more times than is appropriate while walking alone outside. And Nora Ephron has owned my soul ever since I saw You've Got Mail. This is the first time I've read one of her books and I wasn't disappointed. It was light, funny, relatable, and exactly what I need to hear. Nora recounts some of the funniest stories from her life and talks frankly about what it's like to get older.
I finished the month by listening to The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, which is a sequel to Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. This book was a last minute addition from my book club because we read the first book last December. It was the perfect little book to get me in the holiday spirit! The last book I finished in November was Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, which is another book club pick. It's about a British girl in the 1960's who wants to be a comedic actor like Lucille Ball. It's the first Nick Hornby book I've read and it was just as funny as his movies.
There were plenty of other books I started in November (or earlier) but just haven't finished yet. (Slow reader, ya know?) I'll have a post soon about my December TBR and my plan to finish the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge before 12/31.
Let me know what you read during November in the comments!