One sitting books – new releases

Books to read in one sitting

These books were listed in the above linked article as books that can be read in one sitting. I am wondering how long a sitting is. An hour? Three hours? I’ll have to find out. I have some of the books on the list.

Sarah Jane James Sallis

The Shape of Night Tess Gerritsen

The Liar Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Child’s PlayDanielle Steel

Grand Union Zadie Smith

Red at the Bone Jacqueline Woodson

Careful What You Wish For Hallie Ephron

Devotion Madeline Stevens

All This Could Be Yours Jami Attenberg

Over the Top Jonathan Van Ness

November 2019 Favorite Reads

November 2019

These books came out this month, and they were listed as favorites in the above linked article. I’ll have to keep my eye out for them.

  • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Greta Thunberg
  • On Swift Horses Shannon Pufahl
  • The Starless Sea Erin Morgenstern
  • Fleabag: The Scriptures Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • The Beautiful OnesPrince
  • SpyDanielle Steel Alexandra Wickham
  • The Confession ClubElizabeth Berg 
  • Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit QueenDexter Palmer
  • The Bromance Book Club Lyssa Kay Adams
  • The Cartiers Francesca Cartier Brickell
  • A Song for YouRobyn Crawford  
  • I Lost My Girlish Laughter Jane Allen
  • Don’t Be Evil Rana Foroohar
  • Not the Girl You Marry Andie J. Christopher
  • The Innocents Michael Crummey
  • Song of the Crimson Flower Julie C. Dao
  • Under Occupation Alan Furst
  • Twisted Twenty-Six Janet Evanovich
  • The Captain and the Glory Dave Eggers
  • The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2 Robert Lacey

Books with Surprise Endings

Books with surprise endings

The above linked article talks about books that had surprise endings. Some were shocking. I want to add a few to the list, but I think I have my hands full with wanting to read so many of these already.

A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles

Our House Louise Candlish

Shutter Island Dennis Lehane

Everything, Everything Nicola Yoon

The Poison GardenA. J. Banner

Criminal Conversation Ed McBain

The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Iain Reid

Home Harlan Coben

Beach Road James Patterson and Peter De Jonge

Life of Pi Yann Martel

New Non Fiction Books

13 New Non Fiction books

The above linked article talks about the newly released non fiction books listed below. A few of them are on my TBR list, and some of the others sound interesting, too.

Trick Mirror Jia Tolentino

Talking to Strangers Malcolm Gladwell

Three WomenLisa Taddeo

Naturally Tan Tan France

How We Fight for Our Lives Saeed Jones

She Said Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Wild Game Adrienne Brodeur

The Book of Gutsy Women Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

Fair Play Eve Rodsky

Know My Name Chanel Miller

I Like to WatchEmily Nussbaum

Dear Girls Ali Wong

Nice Try Josh Gondelman

Inland by Téa Obreht

historical fiction

List of Lists

Inland

Inland by Téa Obreht
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I spent a lot of this book confused about how the two stories were linked. It didn’t become truly clear until the last two chapters, but I suspected part of it. I did enjoy the story, but Nora’s part was more clear. I was a little fuzzy most of the story about the rest of it.


It was definitely worth reading, but definitely wasn’t what I was expecting.


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