Saturday, 2 December 2017

The Month That Was... November 2017

I have been so enjoying delving into backlist titles of late and one of my goals for next year is to read less of the new, shiny and popular books that so easily distract all of us. I started reading V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic books and I loved the fact I could pick up the next book straight away. I also finally read, and loved, Illuminae and continued with my reading of The Broken Earth trilogy. Sometimes it's nice to read books that you know are good because people still talk about them ages after publication.

I think the part of my brain capable of review writing has gone into hibernation for the winter. I read two books for Nonfic November but didn't blog about them and I didn't do all the weekly prompts. I feel like I've been on a blogging break but somehow still had things on the blog.

I read 9 books last month although I haven't reviewed most of them. I liked the act of writing reviews so I will try and get something up before the end of the year even though they are mostly personal reads.

I'll shortly be posting my Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo Card for 2018! It's going to be a low pressure challenge for anyone wishing to join in. Or I'll just do it by myself! :D

Here's what made it onto the blog...

Book of the Month:
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Reviews:





Read and awaiting review:

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Happiness for Humans by P.Z. Reizin
Freedom Hospital by Hamid Sulaiman
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young

Currently reading:

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Blogged about:

Q+A with Bluestocking Books
Top Ten: Winter TBR
#NonficNov: Making of a Favourite
My Indie TBR
#NonficNov: Book Pairings
Win Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with all of the above.

    I definitely need to not get distracted by new and shiny books next year - I'm going to need to set some sort of challenge, I think.

    I'm also terrible at reviewing lately. I just have so much less time lately, so even though I'm reading some great books, I'm not getting to talk about them!

    I wish my library had I Hate Fairyland...

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