Happy Blogmas Day One! If you haven’t see already, I’m once again participating in the annual blogging challenge of blogmas and plan to post something festive every other day in the lead up to Christmas, so wish me luck!
This month was such a goof reading month because I COMPLETED MY GOODREADS READING CHALLENGE! My aim this year was to read 40 books (I’m slowly working my way up to 52 books a year) and by the looks of things it looks like I might even make it to 45 books! I’ve experienced way too many reading slumps this year, so to make it 40 books makes me feel quietly optimistic for next year. I think lockdown might have helped and the fact that there’s been so many good releases this year! My TBR for December is, as expected, quite ambitious but there’s only one month of 2020 so I thought I’d go all out!
November Wrap Up
The Cup and The Prince by Day Leitao – This is probably one of my biggest disappointments of 2020 and it breaks my heart to admit that because I hate writing bad reviews. As many of you know I was hooked by this book’s synopsis but sadly this is one of those rare cases of a great premise but not so great execution. I’ve got some mini reviews scheduled this week so stay tuned for those!
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – This is one of those books that stays with you even after finishing it. I’m struggling to put my thoughts into words because I’ve got so much to say about it! In short, I really enjoyed it! The unique premise, complex characters and beautiful writing style come together to create a masterpiece. If you haven’t read it yet and are looking for something ‘different’ then add this one to your TBR!
Emma by Jane Austen – I can’t help but love a bit of Austen! The subtle humour and irony that is hidden within her novels makes them more than just ‘romance novels’. I will admit Pride and Prejudice will forever be my favourite of Austen’s novels, but Emma was still a wonderful read, and I especially enjoyed Emma’s character development!
Caraval by Stephanie Garber – I read this book all the way back in 2017 and fell utterly in love, so I was a little apprehensive when it came to re-reading it as I worried it wouldn’t live up to previous expectations! BUT thankfully I loved it just as much as before! I’m still obsessed with the magical world building, lovable and devious characters and of course all those plot twists!
Legendary by Stephanie Garber – I was curious to see where this series was going to go after the events of the first book, but once again I was blown away by just how enchanting this series is! I just wish I picked up the second book sooner!
Finale by Stephanie Garber – I need to finish this series ASAP! I’m loving everything about these books, they’re all wonderfully magical and packed full of tricks and unexpected twists!
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren – I’m planning on doing a 24 hour Christmas read-a-thon in December so I wanted to have a fun Christmassy read to get me in the festive spirit! I’ve never read a book by this duo but I’ve heard nothing but good things about their books, so I’m ready for all the the quintessential holiday romantic vibes.
One Day in December by Josie Silver – I think this is going to be our book club choice for December! I’ve heard mixed opinions about this book but I really want some more adorable Christmas reads for my read-a-thon!
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Murhin – Everyones been raving about this book all year, so I NEED to read it before the end of 2020! I’ve put so much pressure on this book, I just hope that it likes up to my high expectations!
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I don’t think I’ve read ANY sci-fi this year, and that something I need to fix! Again this is another book that has been on my TBR and Wishlist for ages and I beyond excited to finally dive into this world!
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – I accepted that fact that I probably won’t finish this book this year, especially with my overly ambitious TBR! This is another book from my recent book haul, when I get new books all I want to do is read everything!