November & December In Books

Sunday, 30 December 2018

save the date morgan matson

November's Stats: 1 'vow to read' title, 2 YA titles, 3 Horrible Histories books, 5 four-star reads, 6 books read in total

Books Read
  • Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty
  • The Terrible Tudors, Terry Deary & Neil Tonge 
  • Save The Date, Morgan Matson 
  • The Slimy Stuarts, Terry Deary
  • Gorgeous Georgians, Terry Deary
  • Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli

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November's Purchases

The only book I picked up in November was a Kindle copy of Us Against You (Fredrik Backman), the sequel to Beartown which I read and absolutely loved back in July. Unfortunately with everything else going on I didn't find time to squeeze it in this year but it's at the top of my 2019 TBR!

November's Book Of The Month

During November there was no one 'stand-out' read, but in a positive way as I actually really enjoyed them all. The final decision definitely came down to the two YA titles; Save The Date and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Whilst they were both well-worth picking up and are certainly ones to add to your TBR if you haven't read them yet, overall I think Morgan Matson's latest release wins out for me.

the blinds adam sternbergh

December's Stats: 1 5-star read, 2 library loans, 2 2018 releases, 5 books read in total

Books Read
  • The Blinds, Adam Sternbergh
  • A Spark Of Light, Jodi Picoult
  • The Island, M A Bennett 
  • Incredible Incas, Terry Deary
  • 1Q84 (book one), Haruki Murakami 

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December's Reading Goal Progress

After posting the challenge update linked above I actually managed to sneak in another prompt from the Popsugar list, making a final total of 30 for the year. Finishing the first book of the 1Q84 series meant I was able to cross off 'a book set in the decade you were born'.

December's Book Of The Month

My final favourite of the month for 2018 has to be The Blinds, a 2017 release which I ended up giving a five-star rating. The book takes place within a small community whose residents have all been given new identities, some due to having committed a crime and others due to witnessing one. The story has a real mysterious feel to it and I found the overall reading experience really enjoyable. Thanks to it's intriguing premise The Blinds really felt like it stood out as something completely different from anything else I've read recently and is a great way to round up a year in books!

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