November 2023 Reading Wrap-up

If you read a lot of books, but find that only one or two stand out above the rest, you know that feeling. It can be disheartening to purchase or borrow a book, only to find that it didn't live up to the hype. This month there was plenty of baseline reading for me, but nothing that had me singing its praises. In this November 2023 reading wrap-up, learn all about the books I read this month, as well as an exciting Must-Read recommendation that I'm sure will become a favorite. You'll find details on a wide range of titles, so get your library card ready and come explore with me!

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The Romantic

The Romantic

A lengthy homage to Barry Lyndon but worth every word for fans of sagas. #greatonaudio

Borrow

The Heiress

The Heiress

A gorgeous cover and a juicy family drama, this one is for domestic thriller lovers.

Borrow

The Paris Notebook

The Paris Notebook

Fans of WWII fiction will enjoy this glimpse into the madness of Hilter's Reiche.

Borrow

The Wildest Sun

The Wildest Sun

Coming of age meets lovely literary fiction in this homage to Hemingway.

Borrow

The Frozen River

The Frozen River

Oh. My. Goodness. This is why I read historical fiction. A must-read!

Buy

To Swoon & To Spar

To Swoon and To Spar

A pleasant reminder of just how fun Regency Romance can be!

Buy

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls

A fan favorite with something for everyone who loves WWII fiction.

Borrow

Mister Magic

Mister Magic

A wild ride into religious cult psyche that will leave you scratching your head.

Borrow

last Night at the Hollywood Canteen

Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen

Fans of Classic Hollywood will appreciate this LGBTQIA-friendly mystery.

Borrow

I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died

I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died

An upstairs/downstairs cozy mystery featuring some of America's most family literary figures.

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What Wild Women do

What Wild Women Do

Feminist fiction that you won't want to put down.

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The Last Drop of Hemlock

The Last Drop of Hemlock

Murder mystery fans will appreciate this Jazz Age NYC adventure. #readbook1first

Borrow

About Carlie

Hi there! I'm a 40-ish book lover, always looking for the next great read, particularly the best historical fiction. I live in Los Angeles with my fella and our fur babies, Fozzy and Polly. Working from home changed my life. Suddenly, I had time in my day to read again. I love sharing my reading journey here on my website and social media. Be sure to follow along for reading recommendations and honest book reviews.

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