My NOVEMBER Wrap Up!
To say last month was chaotic would be an understatement. It’s December which means it’s not long until the holidays! Yay! (I think we all deserve a break) and Nay! (Because that means end of term assignments, ). So last month I wanted to start some new series and guess what? I did! I didn’t read a lot last month, only 7 books, but considering my TBR consisted of 3 books, I’m rather pleased.
1. Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer
This was the first book I finished in November but I did start it late Oct. I’m still not sure how I felt about this book. I mean, the whole gender-swapping annoyed some people but I think it worked well and was actually quite interesting. THE ENDING THOUGH. That ending…… irked me. I’m glad that Meyer tried out something new and played around with the story, kudos to her. But the ending felt rushed and sort of… I can’t think of the right word but it was as if she just threw everything in there without much thought.
2. This first book I started last month was This Winter by Alice
This Solitaire novella was ADORABLE. I don’t celebrate Christmas but I think Christmas stories (and the festivities in general) are rather warm and lovely, and give you that fuzzy feeling. This Winter is definitely one of those stories, plus it’s pretty short! If you’ve read Solitaire, definitely check this out!
3. Night Owls by Jenn Bennet
Also known as The Anatomical Shape of a Heart in US, Night Owls was a book I started late October so ended up finishing early November. It was such a quirky book dedicated to artists. The characters were lovely and unique (I didn’t even know drawing dead people’s insides were a thing, I always thought those dissecting a frog lessons were a punishment).
4. Then I gave Death Note Vol. 1 (black edition) a try.
Guys. Do you know when you pick up a book (or graphic novel in this case) without much consideration and you start it thinking meh and it just sucks you in? That’s what happened with Death Note! This graphic novel is fantastic, the plot twists keep you on your toes and there’s a sort of building tension, and each book seems to end on a .
5. I FINALLY read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas!
This book has been on my TBR FOREVER. I have the whole set waiting for me and boy, am I glad. I was a little hesitant with this book because of the hype and I think that’s why it took me so long to start but it’s safe to say it did not disappoint. A Court of Thorns and Roses is one of my favourite books and after reading I found that I really enjoy Sarah J. Maas’ writing in general. She definitely became a /auto-buy author.
6. Death Note Vol. 2 (black edition)
Obviously, I had to pick this up after the first epic and was not disappointed. This book was a little slower than the first, but I did enjoy it and I can’t wait to pick up Vol. 3.
7. Vendetta by Catherine Doyle
This has to be my favourite book of the month (competing with Throne of Glass). This book was amazing and the best part was that I went in blind and was hooked from the start. The story was full of mystery and I was hooked from about ten pages in. The five brothers have something about them that makes you want to know more, and the writing was visual and quite metaphorical in a sense. The sequel, Inferno, comes out in January and I can’t wait! I the sequel immediately after finishing. Full review coming soon!
Overall, I enjoyed all of the books I read this month!
For December, I was hoping to get a lot more read but so much has happened recently that’s made me reconsider my TBR, so I’ve decided to shorten it:
My DECEMBER TBR:
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
3. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
4. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
5. My True Love Gave to Me by a bunch of awesome authors
5. Secrets in Phoenix by Gabriella Lepore
5. Secrets in Phoenix by Gabriella Lepore
I have a lot of essays to write this month, even though my Christmas break starts earlier than most (this is my last week of classes) I know I probably wont get much reading done but I am going to try to finish TMI series this month!