November 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

Hiya friends! Presenting to you a wrap-up for the books I read in November 2020. I read 8 books this month, a combination of thrillers, young adult, and middle-grade books. Without further ado, let’s dive into the recap.

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2020
Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2020

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

Rating: 5 out of 5.

In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. Told from the point of view of the people at the heart of it, all experience the most intense three hours of their lives, where evil and terror are met by courage, love and redemption.

This is a brilliant thriller taut with suspense, brimming with action, and peopled with relatable characters.

You can read the full review here.

The City That Barks and Roars by J.T. Bird 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

What if animals ruled the world?

Frank Penguin and Chico Monkey are detectives in Kingdom Police Force. Frank’s partner, Lucas Panda, has been kidnapped. So have three beaver brothers. Are these disappearances connected?

This was a good mystery. Moreover, it has the potential to be translated into a blockbuster movie.

You can read the full review here.

The Forgotten Gift by Kathleen McGurl 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What would you do to protect the ones you love?

1861. George’s life changes forever the day he meets Lucy. She’s beautiful and charming, and he sees a future with her that his position as the second son in a wealthy family has never offered him. But when Lucy dies in a suspected poisoning days after rejecting George, he finds himself swept up into a murder investigation. Who murdered Lucy?

Now. On the surface Cassie is happy with her life: a secure job, good friends, and a loving family. When a mysterious gift in a long-forgotten will leads her to a dark secret in her family’s history she’s desperate to learn more. But the secrets aren’t all hidden in the past, and her research will soon lead her to a revelation much closer to home – and which will turn everything she knows on its head…

This was an engrossing piece of historical fiction.

You can read the full review here.

The Cult of Eden by Bill Halpin

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Will and Shannon, newlywed couple and parents to an infant, have no idea what crude fate awaits them. They have attracted the attention of Victor Degas who belongs to an ancient, sophisticated cult known as the Edens and believes Will to be the key to gaining otherworldly power. And Victor is willing to go to any length to achieve that.

This turned out to be a dark, disturbing, and spine-chilling novel. You need guts to read this book.

You can read the full review here.

The Lost Village by Daniela Sacerdoti

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Luce’s mother, Angelina, has cut off all ties with her family in Italy and has settled in America. What happened in the past that forced Angelina to take such a step?

This is a gripping, smoothly flowing story where the events are influenced by the WW2. But, this is more a story of family and relationships.

You can read the full review here.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each other. Their grandmother, Mildred Story, rich but reclusive, disinherited their parents decades ago and cut off all ties with them. However, they receive a letter asking them to work in their grandmother’s resort over the summer. Not going is not an option. Plus, they are curious. What happened all those years ago that Mildred cut off all ties with her children?

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus is an addictive young-adult mystery.
It is thrilling, fast-paced, and kept me glued till the last page.

You can read the full review here.

The Tigers in the Tower by Julia Golding

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Sahira’s family is traveling to England to deliver two tigers to the menagerie in London. However, they fall prey to sickness leaving Sahira alone in the care of people who want nothing to do with her.

It is an enchanting tale full of action and adventure.

You can read the full review here.

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction by Columbkill Noonan

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Barnabas and his friend, Wilfred, are detectives to gods. This time, they have been called by Zeus to bring back a princess with whom he has fallen in love. However, the tasks of God are rarely easy to accomplish, right?

It is a blend of mythology and mystery with dollops of humor thrown in.

You can read the full review here.

let’s chat

Have you read any of the books above? What were your your views on it? If you haven’t read any, is any of the books on your TBR pile? Let me know in the comments below.


Author: debjani6ghosh

I started this blog to discuss books that I read and movies that I watch. But the blog may not be purely restricted to that!

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