Novellas in November 2022 Wrap-Up!

And just like that, the third annual Novellas in November is over for another year!

This is the third year that Rebecca and I have formally hosted Novellas in November and your response has been amazing!

At last count, 45 bloggers have taken part, publishing a total of 154 posts. You can check out all the links on my announcement post here.

If you have taken part and don’t see your post the list, let me know in the comments and I’ll add you in.

A big thanks to everyone who took part and made this into such a successful month.

This year we introduced one single Buddy Read which was Foster by Claire Keegan and ten of you reviewed that book, with several more of you reviewing her most recent novella Small Things Like These. Some other popular choices this month were Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence, Body Kintsugi and Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North.

We understand that November is a busy time in the blogging calendar so it was great to see so many taking the time to read and review some novellas and also merging challenges so that Nonfiction NovemberAustralia Reading MonthGerman Literature Month and Margaret Atwood Reading Month were all covered too!

I really enjoyed taking part this year, even though it looked at times that we wouldn’t make it but we appreciate you all hanging in there and celebrating the novella on our behalf.

The short nature of the books meant that I made a good dent in the 746, knocking another few off the list! My favourite was Happy are the Happy by Yasmina Reza, but I enjoyed all that I read, particularly the translated fiction.

You can check out Rebecca’s wrap up post too and once again thanks to everyone who has taken part and made this such a fantastic month.

What was your favourite novella that you read this month? Have you read about any novellas that you’ve then added to your wish list?

Novellas in November

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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!

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  1. Thanks for the reviews and the stylish blog post, Cathy. Very nice! I found Train Dreams along with Jesus’ Son in one “volume” and it’s read by Will Patton so I might have to get that next. I’ll just scoot it right up the pile and give it cuts.

    That’s sad about the DeLillo. I’m a huge fan and it’s sad to see him apparently in decline – but the man is 85 years old! And his writing buds are still chugging along and writing. Cormac McCarthy is 89 years this year and Thomas Pynchon is 86. All three are devoted USA writers. I wonder how McCarthy’s new book will do? I don’t think Pynchon has any in the works.

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  2. Thank you both for running this again despite your understandable distractions, and particularly to you, Cathy, for keeping on top of all the links!

    I’m particularly pleased that, although week 1 was taken up with Witch Week, I got through offerings in all four categories with titles from Sayaka Murata and Sarah Moss, plus a Virginia Woolf classic, Vita Sackville-West on nursery rhymes, and Angela Carter on Lovecraft. Huzzah!

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  3. Great wrap up post Cathy. I had hoped to read more, as I had put aside a pile, but they will wait. I can’t begin to say which ones appealed to me that I saw posted on this month, as so many did. But I did enjoy the discussion on Ian McEwan’s book.

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  4. Thanks to you and Rebecca for hosting once more. It’s a lot of work but we do appreciate it. My plans went completely to pot so I ended up reading only two novellas – one fantastic work of fiction and one a poor memoir. I just left a message on your original post with the link to the second

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  5. My favourite is easy, since I only read one in actual November: Foster!! I read it on a bus ride home and was crying by the end. I loved it, thank you for choosing it as the buddy read and for hosting.

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  6. Thank you so much for hosting and the introduction to Claire Keegan! I managed to read and review and use the badge but not organised enough to link back, I’ll save that for next year!

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