Book Club Mom’s November recap

Well Thanksgiving week threw me for a blogging loop and, while I did read a book during that time, I didn’t get on my blog much!

But I had a good November, so here’s a rundown in case you missed anything:

Just three books this month, but sometimes that’s how it goes.

Back of Beyond by C. J. Box – we read this for my mystery book club at the library where I work. Our whole group gave it high ratings. C. J. Box writes a lot of books and he knows what he’s doing!

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben – I like Harlan Coben’s books, but this one was a little disappointing. Still, I’m sure I’ll read more by him.

Less by Andrew Sean Greer – By far one of the best books I’ve read all year. Less won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2017. I highly recommend it.

BC Mom’s Author Update:
Author Roberta Eaton Cheadle announces
publication of Through the Nethergate

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Email me at for more information.

I introduced two indie authors this month, Cage Dunn and Chloe Helton. Be sure to visit these posts and say hello:

Who’s That Indie Author? Cage Dunn
Who’s That Indie Author? Chloe Helton

If you are a self-published or indie author and would like to be profiled on Book Club Mom,
email me at and I’ll send you a template.

I love thinking about book trends and here’s one I discovered:

Books with commanding titles – a new trend?

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. Here are the top 20 on my list:

Book Club Mom’s top 20 historical fiction books


I’m always thinking about blogging and the news that Instagram has been considering permanently doing away with “likes” got me talking. I’m not an Instagrammer, and I don’t care much about Facebook, but I think WordPress bloggers want to see the likes.

Blog views and other obsessions – followers, views, likes and comments

Images: Pixabay

We all make grammar mistakes, so it’s good to review some of the rules:

Grammar check – past tenses of dream, learn, dive,
loan and lend – what are they?

Just a sentimental memory as we gear up for the holidays:

Thanksgiving Memories When You’re Small

And this post got a lot of discussion. Most of you think the classic editor is the way to go. Someday we will all have to move to the new WordPress block editor. Despite the negative comments, I’m still considering the switch.

Blogging with the new WordPress Editor – are you using the blocks?

That was my month – how was yours?

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

17 thoughts on “Book Club Mom’s November recap

    1. I understand – more recently I have spent time away from the blog because of other pulls – life, work and other interests. Hope all is well, Jeff.

  1. Thanksgiving got in the way of my blogging schedule, too, but I’m hoping to get back into the swing on things soon. As for the new Word Press format, I’ve resisted so far, mostly because it promises to “level up” my page. What the heck does that mean??? LOL!

    1. Same here – I like to mix it up, and post about a variety of things, but I’ve been so busy lately, it’s been more in spurts for me. I saw you got some snow up there. I’ll be over to visit soon, but I have to get ready for work now for the late shift at the library!

  2. Thanks for your recommendations! They all sound great!
    I’ve only read Fool Me Once, and I loved it! But i agree he has some better books, I loved Missing You and Six Years. I love his determined and honest, male protagonists, prepared to take on the world to recover/save the woman they love. (I can’t help being a romantic through and through! I blame Habe Aysten and the Bronte sisters!) I’ll look into the other two novels you suggest.

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