November books was an all-fiction affair. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry, the Midnight Library by Matthew Haig, and Triptych by Karin Slaughter
The Midnight Library — The premise of this book is amazing. Full 5 stars. The midnight library is the place where all the other books of your life are stored…all the different ways things might have unfolded, in ways large and small. Our heroine Nora gets to visit her library and choose different books, immersing herself in different versions of her life. If one of those books makes her perfectly happy, she gets to stay in that version of her life. Without spoilers, it’s hard to articulate why, but the execution didn’t quite live up to the premise, in ways that annoyed me. That said, still a wonderfully readable book that I enjoyed.
Triptych — This was a pretty good crime thriller! I would happily read the next one in this series, but don’t feel the need to go out and find it right away.
Days Without End — I generally enjoy books by Sebastian Barry and I generally enjoy books about the Civil War, but I didn’t like this one so much. I had a hard time getting invested in the characters, and it ended up feeling like a slog.