November Wrap Up

Hello readers! It’s now the last month of the year meaning it’s time to wrap up my reading for November. I did a lot of reading until I discovered story podcasts. I am just taking the end of the year very slow and going with the flow. I’ve already read so much in 2021.

I decided to go back and start from the beginning of the Goosebumps series. I did like reading this one, but I’m not sure how I feel about reading the whole series.

There is this trope I really hate in middle grade that most of these books have and that’s the trope where no one believes the children. I hate unreliable adults in middle-grade books. I might still read through these, but it will have to be a couple here and there because that trope drives me crazy!

I bought this book right after it came out back in March, but decided to save it for the spooky season. Boy, that was a total waste. This book isn’t spooky at all. I honestly think a child would say the same thing.

These stories are funny as all of Kinney’s other books. They are a bit nonsensical and have some odd endings, but I think that makes sense as Rowley is supposed to be the author. If you enjoy Kinney’s books, you will probably enjoy this one. They are just not spooky at all.

The Night She Disappeared is Jewell’s newest release. It follows Kim whose daughter Tallulah, Tallulah’s boyfriend, and their baby live with her. One night Tallulah and her boyfriend go out on a date and never come home.

This is my favorite Lisa Jewell book so far. I really love the way she writes stories and I can never guess the twists. I feel like a lot of thrillers and mystery books are very slow pace, but I never get bored while reading her books. I would have liked a little bit more at the end when the story is getting wrapped up, but it was still satisfying.

This is the 3rd book in the Descendents series. These books never fail for me. I really enjoy reading about the children of villains and heroes. They are quick reads and a good companion to the movies. There is one more book to read in this series and I hope to get to it early in 2022.

I don’t know why I randomly decided to pick this one up. I’ve been wanting to finish this series for a long time now. I haven’t read a book in it in almost 2 years. I really wish I would’ve read these as a child. I don’t think they are as good as an adult, but I still want to finish the series. I only have 3 left, so I might as well just read them.

Technically, The Magnus Archives is not a book, it’s a podcast. However, it is basically an audio-only type of book. I listened to 2 and a half seasons in November and I can’t stop!

The Magnus Archives is a horror, story podcast and follows Jonathan Sims. He recently was hired as the head archivist at the Magnus Institute after the previous one died. He reviews and researches paranormal events that many people have reported.

If you have any kind of phobia, just know this podcast will probably mention it at some point, especially if your phobia is bugs or specifically spiders. Sometimes the body horror is a bit much, but I still really enjoy it nonetheless. I am hoping to delve into story podcasts a lot in 2022!


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