Aurelien’s November reading wrap-up

Here’s what I was reading when I was procrastinating my book club picks in November.

Akata Warrior cover courtesy of Penguin Random House

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (Akata Witch #2)

A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book.

Have you noticed? When we read the first book in a series for book club, I almost always continue on with the series. I sped through Akata Warrior in a weekend, anxious to have more adventures with Sunny, and nervous for her, because it’s a dangerous, magical world.

I’m sad to report that while Nnedi just announced a new book on her Instagram, it’s not the next Akata Witch book. Yet. *fingers crossed*

No, it’s not a book, or a short story, but I got pretty hooked on the Unresolved Mysteries subreddit last month. Are you familiar with it?

Of course, you can expect to find regular discussions about the super famous mysteries, like JonBenet and Springfield 3, but there are a lot of lesser-known, (potentially) non-true crime mysteries to find as well. Even if you think you know the answer, it’s fascinating to read all the different theories.

And if you like the true crime angle, beware: the number of people who “just go missing” is alarmingly high and will make you reconsider ever leaving your home again. (Where are they all?!) Do you have a pet unresolved mystery?

If you couldn’t tell from my binge club post, I did a lot of TV watching last month. According to Kindle stats, this is one of my lowest reading months all year! I guess when you read this much, sometimes you just need a break.

How about you, spooky sisters? What was your favorite read in November?

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