2022 is almost over! Only one more month to hit those reading challenge goals (or to just round them to a nice number lol).

We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.



So this month I read *checks notes* two books. Yep, just two. I always think I’m going to cram so many books in during Fall, and then each month I am busy and the reading just gets waylaid. But while the number was slight this month, the quality was superb! The first book I finished was I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman, and unsurprisingly it was just as good as all their other books. I instantly loved every character and wanted to be friends with them (an Alice specialty), but I also enjoyed the deep-dive into boy band and fandom culture. The POV for Jimmy, the lead singer for the soon-to-be global sensation The Ark, really hit home how much it must suck for celebrities to be in the public eye all the time. Especially when their fanbase is so massive, intrusive, and (possibly) obsessive. On the flip side, I really loved Angel’s POV too, mostly because I related to heron a lot of levels. The other book I managed to read this month was Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds! While the written words were quite brief in use, the accompanying visuals are stunning and bring layers of meaning to each page. I will also say that it’s very evocative the year 2020 and everything that happened (and is still happening). Really can’t recommend both of these books enough!


My fave was Take the Lead by Alexis Daria which I already reviewed here and my second fave was a reread, BUT we try to feature different books here so my third favorite (lol) was Bloom by Kevin Panetta and illustrated by Savanna Gancheau. This graphic novel is perfect for fans of Heartstopper and Check Please it follows two teens in a small town who end up working together in a bakery. It’s soft and cute and fluffy which is everything I like in a graphic (TW for a fire, strained relationships with parents/friends). I loved all the friendship talk and just the overall vibe. Apparently there is a sequel coming and I can’t wait. 

Also I do want to say that an earlier version of this post featured a title under the Harper Collin’s umbrella. But I removed it because Harper Collins employees are currently on strike and they are asking reviewers to hold off posting about Harper titles until a fair contract has been signed. Learn more and see how you can help here

What was your favorite November read?

xoxo, Bree & Tree 

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