November was such a busy month! I love November though. It’s that transition from summer to fall (in Florida at least). We actually had a few days of cold weather! I think there were about 3 and then it went right back to being hot again. I would love it if would cool off jusssst a little bit. I had a lot of fun things that I did this month. My fiance and I went to the Power Boat Races that we have down here in Key West every year in November. It’s pretty much what it sounds like; big boats race around a track in the ocean. It’s actually pretty fun watching the boats. They come really close and they are super loud.
I had game night with my friends and we played a board game called The Thing (yes it is just like the movie!) which was a lot of fun. We played twice in a row we liked it so much! After that was Thanksgiving! My parents came down from Orlando for a week to stay with us. We had a lot of fun and ate lots of really awesome food. And now, onto the books!
First we will start with the Best books of the month! As usual, these are only my opinions so take them as you may.
- Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spencer
- This book you guys. I loved it! It was recommended by one of my coworkers at the library and I fell in love. It took me a little while to get through it because every time Annie would recommend a book I would stop to go look it up and see what it was about. One of the books that I read this week was recommended from this book! I will remember this book forever. I am definitely adding it to my collection as well because I want to read the books that Annie recommended! 5 out of 5 stars
- The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
- This book takes off from the first few pages. It’s about alcoholic Cassandra Bowden who is a flight attendant (if you couldn’t figure that out from the title). The story starts out with Cassandra and her fellow flight attendants on a flight to Dubai. After a night of blackout drinking (not unusual for her) she awakens next to the body of the man that she slept with the night before. Thus begins her mountain of lies. I loved the pacing of this book. It didn’t slow down until the end and it was just a roller coaster of a book. Highly recommend to any fans of mysteries or thrillers. Four and a half stars
- Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
- This was a juvenile fiction graphic novel all about roller derby, friendship, and growing up. 12 year old Astrid goes to a roller derby match with her mom and best friend Nicole, and falls in love with the sport. She wants to go to a roller derby summer camp with Nicole but Nicole ends up signing up for ballet summer camp. Astrid and Nicole have always done things together so going to summer camp without the other one has never happened! Their friendship is put to the test over the course of the summer and Astrid has to learn how to be on her own and try to make new friends. This is a great book for kids and young teens. It teaches a lot about friendship and how hard it is to make new friends. 5 out of 5 stars
I didn’t have any books this month that I would say fell into the Worst category. So that is going to be it for the month of November! Come say hi on Twitter!