Welcome to November’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight!

 Here’s the deal: I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan.  Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome. As always, I link up with the Wrap Up Round Up, too! 

The Books

For Review/From Publishers: 

Thanks so much to the publisher, I’ve already started! 


Huge thanks to the publishers for these lovelies! Guys is there some kind of 12-Step program? Because I clearly need help. 


Remind Me How This EndsMidnight on the MarneThis Might Get AwkwardThe HoneysThe QGleaningsReckoningThe Serpent in HeavenWake of WarThe Passenger 


Huge thanks to the publishers for Our Shadows Have Claws and We Deserve Monumentsand thanks to Amber for The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond and Flight 171

Shenanigans Since Last Time:

I read 14 books this month. Can’t be mad, really.

Pretty good bunch, this.

Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar

Blogosphere Bulletin

Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!

Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!

I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!

Pretty covers are pretty. Thanks to Tammy for putting The Infinite Miles on my radar!

Things we need to talk about at this juncture:

  • Wow this month was a freaking fever dream! Like I swear I am in some kind of time warp. I… thought the month just started? But then suddenly election day was over,  I was turning 40 (hard yikes there), Thanksgiving had come and gone, and now… boom, December. It was all fine, just… fast!

  • Does anyone watch The Walking Dead? Cause that ended. Look, I know there are like 387 spinoffs, which lessened the emotional punch, but I think all things considered, it was a really great sendoff. Also, Manifest is back guys! Season 4 on Netflix kind of slays. 
  • Now we can look forward to the December Holiday Season!  I am excited for Christmas, cause that is fun, plus time off from work, woo! But it is going to be a hectic month- it just seems like we have appointments and engagements galore, so I will extra need that break. And then… the year is over! Just how? Like 2023 sounds fake, like some real sci-fi shit, yet here we are. 

Have a great December, loves! Let me know how your month was! Looking forward to anything coming up? Celebrate any holidays next month? Also in a fever dream?

Posted November 30, 2022 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 14 Comments


14 responses to “Monthly Minutes at Midnight: November 2022

  1. Happy birthday! How did November go so fast? I had stuff to do! It seriously feels like I finished my work season, and then the kid got sick for 3 weeks, and then it was Thanksgiving. I was not prepared! I’m looking forward to Christmas too. It does break up the winter monotony. I hope you have a great December!

  2. Danielle Hammelef

    This time of year always flies by because of all the extra activities. December is my “birthday month” so I always look forward to that and then my favorite holiday–Christmas. I’m already loving all the lights. I just finished We Deserve Monuments this past weekend and I’m blown away by this debut. So much is packed inside, but it never felt forced. Easily one of my top books of this year. I hope you can read it soon.

  3. Happy belated birthday! And I had to laugh inward at your comment about 2023 sounding fake 😂. I also loved your special turkeys!

    These latest months have been hectic and tiresome for me, due to a family emergency (which is still going on). I’m trying to ease myself into blogging and commenting again…wish me luck? 😉

  4. Wow, 40, you’re catching up to me. LOL! I hope you celebrated properly. If nothing else, there were many new books. OMG, those turkey hats. LOVE THEM! It’s so nice when the kids play along with our picture taking needs. I thought that Staub book was fantastic. There were tears which always mean good for me.

  5. It’s a time warp. We’re a VHS and someone’s remote has us stuck on fast forward. At least that’s how I feel. Also, congrats on surviving to 40! 😉

    I hope your Thanksgiving break was good, and that your Winter break is even better! You deserve it. And please do some self-care, in addition to that mountain of reading. As your Christmas gift to yourself, if nothing else.

  6. Wow- so many awesome looking books. Nice hardcover of reckoning there, I see. I’m starting that series this MONTH. I mean it. Maeve Fly. whaa??? The Anders, Al Hess. I STILL haven’t read McManus’ new one. I just need you to tell me which one to read. I’m struggling with keeping up with all the new SF now that I’m sorta back to reading those…

    I keep feeling like we are living in a sim??!?

  7. So many interesting looking books, beautiful or intriguing covers (looking at you Infinite Miles). I need an hour to sort through all the books here! I love how you share articles by other bloggers! It’s a great way to promote each other and let us know about things we might have missed. I keep intending to include that in my month end but then realize I didn’t keep the links to the articles. Sigh. I’ll get my act together eventually (maybe not in busy December though).
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  8. Totally agree that November sped by! I’m not quite ready for a new year to start, especially one that sounds so fake, but I guess I don’t really have a choice!

    Thank you so much for mentioning my post in your wrap up! I’m about to check out all the other posts you mentioned since they all sound amazing, yet I haven’t read a single one just yet!

    I hope you have a great holiday and get some much needed time to relax!

  9. That Maeve Fly book is really crazy looking! I’m also intrigued by the one with what looks like a Deloreon on the cover. I quit watching The Walking Dead shortly after Rick disappeared. But I really want to finish it. I need to just binge it and be able to get back into it. But the whole Negen in the basement thing was weird and the time jump, etc. Hope you’re having a good December, and happy belated birthday!

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