November wasn’t a great month in health terms for me, which means that though I haven’t been in college these past few weeks, I’ve been in too much pain to truly concentrate on reading much in my copious free time. I read half the amount I wanted to so if I want to reach my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 20+ books in December…
Books read: 5
Pages read: 1775
5 star: 2
4 star: 1
3 star: 0
2 star: 1
1 star: 0
❀ They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
From everyone’s reactions and the title of this book, I knew it was going to be heartbreaking but that didn’t prepare me for how upsetting it truly was. More than just being tragedy porn which it very easily could have been with a plot like this, I felt the book really had substance. Review here.
❀ Tokyo Doesn’t Love Us Anymore by Ray Loriga
This was just a case of me not being in the right mood to read. The writing style was very disjointed and strange and in the mind frame I was in, I didn’t want to slog through this book. I cannot give a fair rating because I didn’t read enough so if you see this book, don’t let this discourage you from picking it up.
❀ Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popović
Unfortunately, my next read also wasn’t for me. I didn’t have the patience to read and enjoy so many lengthy descriptions that had little weight on the plot and seem to drag out a book that could be a lot less chunky. It was very beautifully written, but only enjoyable in short bursts for me. Review here.
❀ Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Easy five stars, and one of my favourites of the year. I listened to this as an audiobook on Bookbeat and I just… this book means so much to me. It encapsulates so much of what I’m feeling at the moment and not something I’ve seen in a book before. It also uses the word asexual on the page and I… I can’t write about this coherently right now. Long, long review to come.
❀ The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! It follows a female magician named the Amazing Arden in American in the early 1900s, and how everything in her life led up to her husband ending up murdered in her Halved Man box. This book is very character-heavy and is told through a series of flashbacks, which could slow it down but I was that engaged that it seemed to fly by. There are also several real life events and people mentioned, such as the Iroquois theatre fire in which 602 people died, and George Valderbilt, which all gave an otherwise whimsical book a very rooted, realistic edge. Recommend!
And that’s all! I’m definitely aiming to read more next month and hopefully achieve my Goodreads goal!
Until the next one,
What was your favourite book of November? Any least favourites, DNFs? Have you read anything of the books I did this month and want to discuss?