NOVEMBER 2021 WRAP-UP
Phew, November was a busy month for book bloggers, with #Nonficnov and #NovellasinNovember (and many more events I didn’t participate in), plus the readalong I co-hosted on The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.
After 19 months, I also managed to finish my personal project of listening to all of Hercule Poirot novels and short stories collections – I will talk to you more about this another day.
I also got back into the groove of posting Orthodox notes at least every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
📚 Here is what I read in November:
7 in print
= with 1,701 pages, a daily average of 56 pages/day
5 in audio
= 31H42, a daily average of 1H03
7 in mystery:
- Third Girl (Hercule Poirot #40), by Agatha Christie
- The Hallowe’en Party (Hercule Poirot #41), by Agatha Christie
- Elephants Can Remember(Hercule Poirot #42), by Agatha Christie
- Curtain (Hercule Poirot #44), by Agatha Christie
- The Harlequin Tea Set (Hercule Poirot #46), by Agatha Christie – these first 5 were as audiobooks, for The Classics Club
- Le Port des brumes (Inspecteur Maigret #12), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student. Counts for The Classics Club
- A Man Lay Dead, by Ngaio Marsh – Classics spin for The Classics Club
3 in literary fiction:
- Le Créa, by Jean-Marc Soyez – a reread in French
- The Invention of Morel, by Adolfo Bioy Casares – a novella, read for #NovellasinNovember
- The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie – for the readalong I cohosted
2 in nonfiction:
- Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love, by Haruki Murakami
- The Kingdom of God, by Archbishop Dmitri Royster
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 94/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 12 books
#20BooksofSummer21: 37/20 books
Total of books read in 2021 = 150/120 (125%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 34 (17 of which are nonfiction added thanks to #nonficnov! A dangerous event for our TBRs, as you can see)
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How was YOUR month of November?
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Good choices of books. I always want to read more by Agatha Christie but somehow never get around to do it. I have read The Invention of Morel and a review will come soon. I liked it, although the story is hmm…
I’m curious about the hmm, so looking forward to your review
Congrats on finishing Hercule Poirot and getting lots of reading done! I hope you have a great December.
You too! It was really an enjoyable project
November was a busy month and it sure did fly by! Congratulations on finishing all the Poirot books.
Have a blessed December!
That was a fun project. Blessed December to you too! Mine has an extension, as we celebrate the Nativity on January 7!
Great job! I’ve always wanted to read The Satanic Verses, but after reading another of his and getting a sense of his writing style, I was put off. I will still read it one day I imagine, I’m just in no hurry.
Not an easy read, but worth it. Any good book you read in November?
You got in a lot of reading for November! I read more than normal myself during the month. Lots of books new to me here. Thanks for the recap.
Yes, a pretty good month. Thanks for stopping by
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve read an Agatha Christie novel–I do love a great mystery. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful 2022!
Thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
There are a few good Christmas stories by Agatha Christie, maybe would be a good time to read one