Finally, I had a month back to some what normality; actually enjoying reading, and using as much of my spare time as possible to sit with my book. I managed to read a full two books, and I loved both of them. Sadly life did kick back in which stopped me from being able to keep it up for the full month as I have had to step up to help out with some family stuff. With December I am confident that I will keep this up; although I have still got to support my partner this month, and we have family Christmas coming up, so I may not be quite so lucky with time but we’ll see.
In November I read one amazing book, and another good one, I would recommend both. The first was Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, a young adult LGBT+ fantasy that I got in a fairyloot box. Have to admit, I had heard of this one but had had no interest in getting my hands on a copy, but for some reason, when I opened it in the box, I felt the need to start reading it almost instantly. Wow am I glad I did, as I loved this! Okay, so I should really say that it is full of scenes that may be destressing for some, so a big trigger warning for sexual abuse. With that aside, this was a really heart wrenching fantasy novel, and one where I found myself falling in love with the world. Normally I am not one to be moved by a romance, but this novel has one that you cant help but love whole heartedly. I am praying that there is going to be a sequel, please let me know if you know anything about this?
The other book I read was Vox by Christina Dalcher, a dystopian novel much like one of my favourites The Handmaids Tale. I had such high hopes for this one, and to begin with it truly stood up to those expectations; unfortunately though it then turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. It felt as if the ending was all a bit of a rush, wrapping things up quickly but not exactly excitingly. I don’t know what I expected, I just hoped for more. However I would still recommend this as a quick read as its a solid 3 star.
For December, I am trying to be realistic, giving myself three (well really just two proper books), and I am doing my Twitter Poll again for you to all have your say. With it being Christmas, I have to have the Grinch on my list. IF you know me, then you know that I read the Grinch every year at Christmas without fail, and this year is going to be no different.
Again, with it being Christmas, I feel that it is only right that I once again break out the Illustrated editions of Harry Potter. Last year I read the third one, but I am yet to open up the first two, so this year I think I am going to read Philosophers Stone in the Illustrated copy. Who knows, if I get on a roll I may even then pick up Chamber of Secrets.
The only other set book on my TBR this month is Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. I confess, this has been on my list for several months now, but I have finally actually started it, and I think it will turn out to be a rather easy read despite the size of the book. Have you read this? What did you think?
Now that leads on to my Twitter Poll. I have been running this each month, or at least trying, and its where I choose three books for you to choose from on Twitter. This month it is between some repeat appearance books that I still haven’t got to.
The options are Everless by Sara Holland, Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti and Halycon by Rio Youres. These are all very different books, but all ones that I have been looking forward to getting to, so now its up to you…