Dec 13, 2021

[Books] November 2021 Reads

November 2021 Reads

Despite the great progress I made in October and me still being ahead of pace to hit my end-of-year reading goal, I rather fell behind on my reading this November. I didn't quite read the equivalent of one book a day and I can only attribute my delays to things at work and other sources of stress. And in the middle of a pandemic, it's not like we're ever in short supply for things to worry about.

But hey, reading is ultimately an activity meant to help us relax or even escape our troubles for a while. As "competitive" as I can get when it comes to my reading goals, I also don't want to force myself to read just for the sake of " numbers". I love reading for the sake of reading and I know I'll end my reading year pretty well despite all this.

For the month of November 2021, I only read a total of 24 titles instead of my goal of at least 30. This consisted of 4 novels, 17 comic book trade paperback equivalents, and 3 audiobooks. 

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As I had promised myself, I started re-reading Frank Herbert's Dune Chronicles, and I've made some good time. I covered the first three books all within November, and now I'm taking my time to enjoy God Emperor of Dune this month as it is one of my favorite books in the whole series. 

I was a bit more playful on the comic book front, reading everything from recent Star Wars comics, getting started on Brubaker's Fatale series, and even diving into the strange world of Copra. Both were a little heavy to read, so I've been taking things slower with the Stranger Things comics published by Dark Horse Comics. But I'll be the first to admit that none of the comics I read this month particularly stood out for me.

Finally, for audiobooks, I finally finished Act II of The Sandman, and I loved every moment of it. I also really enjoyed Don't Panic: Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - a lot more than I had anticipated, even. I appreciate the Hitchhiker series, but not to the degree of being a superfan wanting to know every aspect of its history. And that book really gives you a better perspective on the whole thing and thus a new way to appreciate it. 

And that's basically everything I read in November. If you want to explore my individual reviews of everything I read, feel free to check out my Goodreads page.

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