The Best Books I Read in November 2022

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It’s officially December, the month of Christmas and holiday cheer! Even though I’m not a cold weather fan, I do enjoy all the twinkly lights this time of year. 

November was a decent reading month, where I didn’t really pressure myself and had enough downtime to really settle in to some of my reads. I seem to be keeping up with the trend of getting through about four or five books a month, but I felt less frustrated about it than I did during October. 

A decent reading month naturally means I’ve got a few good picks for the best books of the month! 

(Full disclosure: This post uses affiliate links. Books marked with an asterisk were recieved as complimentary review copies).

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

This is one of those books that I was so excited about, I avoided reading it for several months. I’m not entirely sure why this happens sometimes, but I think it’s because I like looking forward to a book and don’t want to be disappointed. 

I was not disappointed by The No-Show. Even though I was told there would be a twist, said twist still took me by surprise. This book is a real emotional ride, with a good dose of humor throughout. My full review went up earlier this month, and you can check it out here: “The No-Show” Kept Me Guessing

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow* by Gabrielle Zevin

I received a digital review copy of this book ages ago, but didn’t get around to it before the book came out and began receiving a ton of positive attention. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow* is the Book of the Month book of the year, and it will be on my list of best reads for 2022 as well. 

This book isn’t what you’d necessarily call a feel good story. It’s the years-long story of a close and contentious friendship between two gamers who design a wildly popular game together during college. It explores all the complexities of love and friendship and what it means to build a life around creative ventures. 

I can’t seem to wrap my head around writing a full review for this one because it had such an emotional impact and so much happens that I wouldn’t want to spoil by discussing. Suffice it to say, this one lives up to the hype for me. 

Honorable Mentions

In all, November was a pretty good reading month. I feel like my reading year improved in the back half, and I look forward to reflecting on the year as a whole. But first, I’ve got another month’s worth of reading to do! 

I hope you’ve had a good reading month in November, and I’d love to hear about your favorite reads this past month!

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2 thoughts on “The Best Books I Read in November 2022

  1. I am so glad to see The No-Show on your list. It made me sad when I saw negative reviews because they did not like the twist. I thought it was brilliant and really landed a solid emotional punch because it came out of nowhere.

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