This has been my slowest reading month all year, with 12 books finished. November and December have always been a crazy time of year for me, but now I know why the creators of Christmas chose December: in the Northern Hemisphere it's winter and there's nothing else to do. In the Southern Hemisphere it's spring too, so all the busyness associated with warmer weather is compounded by the upcoming holidays. Which means I spend November and December throwing a lot of longing looks at my books as I'm rushing past them.
At least the books I did read were all pretty good. I had two 5 star reads this month, A Christmas Cornucopia: The hidden stories behind our Yuletide traditions by Mark Forsyth and The Chosen by Chaim Potok and the rest were all between 3 and 4 stars.
I usually only showcase 4.5 and 5 star reads, but I will give a special shoutout to A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger as the most surprising, breakout read for me in November. I didn't want to like it, and I flinched so often reading it, I likely looked as though I had developed a tic, but I could not put it down. I had to know how it ended and it didn't disappoint me (in terms of plotting; the language make me want to wash it's mouth out with soap, but the plotting was excellent!).