Hey everyone! Who else is in denial that it’s December tomorrow? I’M NOT READY.
Let’s just dive straight in and take a look at some blog posts I’ve loved this month!
Jo took part in the blog tour for M. R. Carey’s latest novel, Someone Like Me, and convinced me that I need to add this one to my TBR!
Tina accurately summarised the hilarity of Sweet Pea by C. J. Skuse.
Rachel reviewed The Dreamers and compared it to Station Eleven, ensuring I’ll be waiting eagerly for this one’s release!
Deb reviewed non-fiction book Awkward, which sounds fascinating and SO relatable.
Steph wrote a great review of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, adding her voice to the multitude of bloggers I’ve heard raving about this one!
Joana reviewed Tales of the Peculiar, which has been sitting on my shelf for months now, and she has convinced me that I definitely want to read this one in the new year!
The Orangutan Librarian wrote a great review of His Bloody Project, which (you guessed it) has also been languishing on my shelves for an age and has now been bumped up onto my new year TBR!
Jenna reviewed My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry (wow, long title!) Fredrik Backman’s books have kind of passed me by until now but this one sounds really good!
Margaret wrote a glowing review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The more I hear about this book, the more interested I get!
Krysta reviewed the new Fantastic Beasts movie, The Crimes of Grindelwald, and confirmed my complete lack of desire to see it.
Discussions and Recommendations
Kelly asked if diversity and representation in YA is becoming obsessive. I always love Kelly’s discussion posts!
Sim talked about her fear of big books. #relatablecontent
Callum recommended some YA books for adult readers. As an adult reader of YA myself (albeit I still consider myself young at 25), I really appreciated this post.
Aurora wrote a great list of books about books, something I’m always interested in!
Rebecca debated whether she is sick of YA books. This is something I’ve been thinking about myself recently so it’s nice to see someone else questioning their reading tastes!
Rae wrote a list of cosy books to read this winter. There are some great recommendations on this list!
Other fun posts
Nicole put up some posts for my ‘Alphabeticals’ meme – I’m so happy people are doing this! It’s something I just created for myself but I love that there are other people who want to participate! I suppose I should resurrect my own series as it’s been a while since I posted, oops haha.
Books and Waffles (I’m so sorry, I don’t know your name!) also joined in with the Alphabeticals and made my little heart happy 🙂 I’m definitely going to bring this series back hehe.
Fran tried to combat some of the negativity in the world by bringing together some lovely news stories.
Kristin wrote a lovely post listing 50 things that make her happy. We could all use a little happiness.
Ayunda interviewed yours truly!! I’m not great at talking about myself on this blog but Ayunda asked some great questions so if you want to know a little more about me, please give it a read!
Mandy asked some hilarious questions of bookstagrammers and gave me a good giggle. I don’t know where they get the knives either, Mandy.
Melanie listed 10 books she’s thankful for, for Top Ten Tuesday, and made me rather emotional.
Swetlana listed some great ideas for anyone taking part in Blogmas and still needing inspiration!
Drew wrote an amusing but helpful list of blogging tips.
Marie celebrated 4 years of blogging and gave me all the warm fuzzies with her blogging appreciation post.
I hope you all find some new blogging friends to follow from this list! I am so looking forward to seeing what everyone posts in December!! Who’s participating in Blogmas? x