Favorite Books Read in November 2018

The world belongs to those who read. – Rick Holland

Today I would like to share with you my favorite books that I read this November even though this is quite late. As you might realize from this my December was been quite crazy.

Reading is a way to rest in the midst of a crazy world. 

And my November was fairly crazy this year. I did NaNoWriMo even though I was not going to because I had so much going on. I did win it, but it was crazy and actually fun month.

Reading was a way of resting and escaping from all the worry that it seems like it is impossible to avoid.

So, without furthur ado here are my favorite books that I read this last month. 

Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity by Dr. Jay L Wile

This was an absolutely fascinating book. 

It was easy to read as a non-scientist, but at the same time it had details that would be interesting for a scientist as well. 

It went over a lot and I found it very helpful and interesting. I learned some new things, some of the things I was already familiar with, but there were others that this book really helped to explain. 

Pilgrim’s Inn by Elizabeth Goudge

This was a lovely book. 

This was the second time that I have read it, but I think I appreciated it a lot more at the second reading. 

This is a book that the pretty details are almost as important as the plot. So, the first time I read it just for the story, but this second time I was able to read it more for itself if that makes sense. 

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

This is another book that I have read before, and I think that I may have enjoyed more on a second reading as well. This time though instead of reading it I actually listened to it, and the reader was impressive which made it even more enjoyable.

In places the book almost made me cry. If I had not been driving I think that I might have, but since I had to be able to pay attention to the road that was not a possibility. 

This is an absolutely amazing book that really made me think. 

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

I felt like this was a fairly good end to the series.

I did enjoy it. It just seems like so long ago that I read it that it is kind of hard to talk about.

Actually even if I had read it more recently I might not want to talk about what happened really, not that it was super sad, it just was a difficult ending. 

Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

I am not quite sure where to start with this book. This was the first time that I read this book and I kind of wish that I had discovered it when I was younger, but I have a strange feeling that ten or twelve year old me would not have enjoyed it as much as I did now. 

There were dinosaurs that had British accents. There were magic glasses. 

And if even half the things that I read in that book were true, I’m surprised that the Librarians have even allowed the book into the library.

The fact that this is just the first book in the series just makes it even better (in my opinion at least), and I am definitely planning to read more in the future. 

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

This was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice with dragons and magic. 

And since I enjoy both of those I enjoyed this book. 

Of course, Pride and Prejudice is much, much better, but this was a fun book to read. 

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So that brings us to the end of this post.

As you can see a lot of these were either re-reads or lighter books. Sometimes it can just be nice to read books like that.

What did you read this last November? Did you have a favorite book?

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