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Words in Review : November

It’s almost the end of the month and I’m almost ready to complete my reading list for the month of November and to tell you what my thoughts were on these five books. 

Untamed 

I am still reading this book but I’m about 75% of the way through the book with plans of finishing it off this weekend. This book is technically a biography by Glennon Doyle, but it’s so much more than that. This book speaks to the core of different beliefs and views women struggle with daily — feminism, aging, parenting, etc. 

Each chapter introduces a new thought into the reader’s view and I find it most helpful to read it in small doses and reflect upon it later. Glennon Doyle does go into some political viewpoints midway through the book which I know may be off putting to some readers, but I find it good to read even if you don’t disagree with her views consistently. 

This book is unique, and for that I will give it a rating of 4 of 5 stars. Yes, I would recommend this book, no matter where you are on the political spectrum. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Mexican Gothic

I wrote up a full review on my blog already of this book, which I hope you’ll read if you’ve already read this book. But if you haven’t read it yet…what are you waiting for? This book is a gripping page turner of a horror novel.

I rated it overall 4 of 5 stars as well.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Girl On the Train

I wrote a full review of this book earlier this month. The Girl On the Train was the highest anticipated book on my list, and with that I was slightly dissapointed it didn’t live up to my expectations. This book is mediocre at best, and for that I rated it 3 of 5 stars. 

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Everything I Never Told You

This book was good. It follows a broken family healing after the sudden death of their eldest daughter/older sister. Through each family member the reader gets to see a more broader life than what was always depicted of their eldest, and through this readers delve deeper into understanding that everything isn’t always as it seems.

Overall, I say this book was a solid read and I rated it 3 of 5 stars.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Into the Wild 

This book is the biggest yawn on this list. Of course, I half expected it to be so from the beginning because it’s a biography in subject matter I didn’t have a lot of interest in before reading it. I happened to read this book after saying that it was dumb for a guy to venture out into the wilderness underprepared and someone suggested that I read this book for better understanding on why Chris McCandless did what he did.

The author of the book was very dry in his narration. I guess in some cases that’s great, because at least in this way he presented Chriss McCandless in a most unbiased way. However, I still have not changed my mind. As someone who enjoys hiking and camping, I still think it was an awful decision to trek through Alaska without much in the way of provisions. 

I give this book a 2 out of 5 stars.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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