Read and TBR for November and December

Umm… well, it’s the last of the TBR for 2020. How did that happen??? I swear, for a difficult year, it sure has flown. We can only hope for a better, brighter 2021.

There are a few things I’m thrilled about this month, other than Christmas. Classes for the boys end today. Tomorrow morning will just be a Christmas ‘virtual assembly’ and then we sign-off until the new year. We have no idea what version of in-person or online schedule will be in operation but that’s a matter to worry about after the holidays! I’m looking forward to more relaxed days and no worries about projects, homework and connectivity issues. My own classes, however, will run for a couple more weeks. I’ve got finals to sit through and mark still. Ah well, at least the active teaching is pretty much over, except for a few extra revision sessions I’ve scheduled.

As for reading in November, it was back to regular levels. I have 12 books on my list for the month. I have to admit that three of them were pretty much short stories and another was a novella. I think I can balance them out against another few short stories I read from the Cold Cases and Haunted Places anthology as well. At any rate, I really enjoyed my reading this month and look forward to even more Christmas reads in December.  

Here’s what I read in November.

Read and TBR

In terms of Cozy Mysteries, I read Wine tastings are Murder, Christmas Canapés and Sabotage, Rosolio Red, Sleighed at Castle Rock, Abide With Me and Cocoa Curses. The romance stories were Wicked Intentions, Holiday Treasure, Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes, Secrets in the Snow and The Villa of Dreams. Only one historical fiction made it in this time (and it really was a book I’d started a few months ago and finally finished) with In the Time of Butterflies

The Christmas cozies were mostly books I’d already had on my Kindle and a couple others were for blog tours. Two of these books came via my Kindle Unlimited subscription and none from my physical shelf, again. Will be better next year!

I’ve been a little naughty on NetGalley recently and have a few waiting to be read. I’m hoping to get through a couple of those and tackle some of my Kindle backlog. Only one on the list is for a blog tour and I’ve found a Christmas historical romance novella to try. I’m looking forward to this list and hope to fit in several more as well!


Christmas at the Contraband Cafe by L. Bell and S. Brodie (Christmas at Rum Cove)

Christmas at the Marshmallow Cafe by C.P. Ward

Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst

Home for the Holidays by Hope Callaghan

Lady Joy and the Earl by Regina Jeffers

Ornamental Dangers by Kerri Nelson

What about you? What are you looking forward to reading this month? Feel free to share links to your December reading lists in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Read and TBR for November and December

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  1. little difficult to get excited about reading this month with everything going on–a bit overwhelming and i’m exhausted already. a difficult month to get time to read–may have to listen to books while wrapping packages or writing Christmas cards.

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