Reading Review: November 2022

Welcome to my Monthly Reading Review.
This post is my attempt to keep track of how I’m doing with my reading challenges and resolutions.

BOOKS I’VE READ

SomethingWicked WhatMovestheDead

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Total Loaned Books Read This Month:  1
Total Own Books Read This Month:  1
Overall Total Books Read This Month:  2

Total Loaned Books Read 2022:  14
Total Own Books Read 2022:  13
Overall Total Books Read 2022:  27

MY READ OF THE MONTH

WhatMovestheDead

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I loved it. I definitely want to read more, and I didn’t want this one to end. It’s a retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher and it was eerie, mysterious, and full of horrors towards the end. I loved the setting, the characters, the writing; there’s no way this one wasn’t going to be my Read of the Month.

BEAT THE BACKLIST

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My total for this challenge is currently 22 books read.  So far I’ve read:

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King
Murder is Easy (Superintendent Battle #4) by Agatha Christie
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie
The Hollows by Mark Edwards
The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell
Billy Summers by Stephen King
An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter #6) by Chris Carter
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
Hunting Evil (Robert Hunter #10) by Chris Carter
Witch by Finbar Hawkins
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1) by Chris Carter
The Executioner (Robert Hunter #2) by Chris Carter
Practical Magic (Practical Magic #1) by Alice Hoffman
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Beat The Backlist Bingo Progress

BTB-2022-24-Prompts-Bingo

This year Bingo is back with a great collection of prompts.  While my main focus is the 24-prompt card I may choose a few from the 52-prompt list as well (both cards can be viewed here).
I recently posted updated versions of each of the cards for my progress from January to March, April to June, and July to September, which can be viewed over at my Challenge Check-In posts.
Here is a collection of covers that fulfill a prompt on either of the cards featured:

OnceandFutureWitches NothingButBlackenedTeeth Buried
WindThroughtheKeyhole MurderisEasy Foundryside
BeautifulOnes RoomintheAttic DeathontheNile
DeathComesastheEnd   Hollows MidnightMan
BillySummers EvilMind AngryPlanet
NothingMan HuntingEvil Witch
CrucifixKiller
SomethingWicked

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – A book about siblings
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw – Novella
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante – One word title
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King – Your favourite trope on the page
Murder is Easy (Superintendent Battle #4) by Agatha Christie – Murder, mystery – or both!
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett – New-to-you author
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Discovered via social media
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas – Indie or self published
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie – You watched the show or movie first
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie – Forgotten on your shelf or eReader
The Hollows by Mark Edwards – a book set in the season you read it in
The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell – title is an alliteration
Billy Summers by Stephen King – superheroes/villains OR character in disguise
An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter #6) by Chris Carter – a book in a genre you never/rarely read
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers – set in space OR on/in the ocean
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard – a book about books
Hunting Evil (Robert Hunter #10) by Chris Carter – everyone has read it but you
Witch by Finbar Hawkins – Debut novel
The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1) by Chris Carter – First in a series you’ve been putting off
The Executioner (Robert Hunter #2) by Chris Carter – Second or fourth book in a series
Practical Magic (Practical Magic #1) by Alice Hoffman – Involves family secrets
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury – Classic novel

PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO

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You can find out more about the Picture Prompts Book Bingo over at Bookforager. Unfortunately I have no progress to report on this card for this month but I have recently posted an updated version of my progress so far over at my latest Challenge Check-In post. I have managed to fill 10 of the picture prompts so far with:

Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie
The Hollows by Mark Edwards
An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter #6) by Chris Carter
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
Hunting Evil (Robert Hunter #10) by Chris Carter

You can view a recent update of my progress on this bingo card over at my Challenge Check-In post.

Challenge Check-In

January to March 2022

April to June 2022

July to September 2022

GOODREADS

I’ve read 27 books so far this year.

GOALS

  • I’m still progressing through a number of backlist books, but this month I also enjoyed a recent release.
  • Discovered a new-to-me author in T. Kingfisher.
  • I added another book to my Beat the Backlist challenge and updated my bingo card.
  • I’m continuing my monthly update posts to record my reading and any challenge progress I’ve made.

So concludes November’s Reading Review. See you again next month.

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7 thoughts on “Reading Review: November 2022

  1. Elyse LeMieux says:

    I hated Something Wicked This Way Comes! lol. Bradbury is very hit or miss for me because I love Fahrenheit 451! I also read my first T. Kingfisher book this year, Nettle & Bone, and I LOVED it. It’s a fantasy kind of mish-mash retelling and it was so good. I definitely want to read What Moves the Dead and more of her backlist.

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I haven’t read Fahrenheit 451 but I remember watching a film version a while back.
      I’m glad to have discovered T. Kingfisher. What Moves the Dead was perfect for a spooky read at this time of year. Glad you enjoyed Nettle & Bone, which sounds totally different and is one I’m definitely going to have to read as well.

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