Books I Have Read in November 2019

You may notice that I did not do one of these posts for October.  This was because I do not think I finished a book. It was a very busy month with a lot of things going on. We had Joe leaving for 5 1/2 weeks and a number of appointments which were baby related. So today I am back with a selection of books which I have finished in November 2019. You may have seen these posts previously I have shared the books which I have finished in September. I am proud to report that this year I have now managed to finish 24 books.  Which was my target for the end of the year.  I am unsure how many more I am going to be able to finish between now and the end of the year. However, I do smash through Christmas books pretty fast. Anyway, on to the books I have finished in November.

The Surprise Party by Sue Welfare 2/5 Stars

Plot– The party was supposed to be the ultimate surprise, but instead, it turned out to be the most ordinary event of the day. As the champagne flows and the drama unfolds, it quickly becomes clear that this is a party that no-one will ever forget – but will there be a happy family left at the end?.

My Thoughts- This is the first book which I have read by Sue Welfare. This book has not made me want to run out and purchase some more of her work. It is a little bit predictable you can tell from the start that the party is not going to go smoothly. I found the characters really negative nobody seemed to have a nice word to say about anybody else. I think the worse was Liz who seemed to think that she was way better than anyone else in the family. All because of she on TV.  This was an ok read if you wanted something easy. I can imagine reading this on the beach and not be too disappointed. If you see in a charity shop maybe pick it up.

The Jewels of Manhattan by Carmen Reid 3/5 Stars

Plot-  The plan steal fabulous jewels. sell for millions and live happily ever after.  Sounds simple right not so easy when you have never stolen anything before and your dating a detective.  Will the three sisters have to steal their dream or can they resist the temptation.

My Thoughts-  Again, this was not the greatest book which I have ever read. It was on my to be read pile and I thought I would give it a go. The Jewel sister trying to steal jewels worth millions come on you could have given them a different surname more so when they are called Emerald, Sapphire and Amber. I disliked the character Emerald or Em she just seemed to be money-obsessed, Sapphire had to find Mr Right and seemed to be in a rush even though she was not that old. From about 3/4 of the way through the book, you knew what was going to happen. It was a bit predictable for sure. The cover looks festive and wintry apart from it been set close to Christmas there is nothing festive about this book. Again this is another one which would be a beach read. It will not have you wanting to stay awake to find out what happens.

Dare to Tri by Louise Minchin 4/5 Stars

Plot- This is the story of Louise Minchin from BBC Breakfast in the UK it follows her journey from the big red sofa to representing GB at the world triathlon world championships. A sport she knew not a lot about before 2012 soon became an obsession for Louise.

My Thoughts- This is a book which I enjoyed and managed to finish in a couple of days. This could have been as a result of the book not been that long in length. I found it very interesting to find out how she had managed to go from not doing any kind of sport for 30 years to representing GB. Of course, there was ups and downs in the book like you are going to find in any sport. The only reason this book has not got a 5-star rating in my eyes is that it does seem to repeat it’s self a bit this could just be due to the way it has been edited.

What books have you managed to finish this month?

Charlotte xx


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