Hi everyone! Sorry this wrap-up is a couple of days late; I’ve not been feeling well over the last week and it was a struggle to bring myself to blog or Instagram. Anyway, let’s look at what I read in November!
Review Books/Books I Was Sent
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
I pretty much hated this. I feel like it has scarred my brain. Heavy-handed writing aside, it was disgustingly misogynistic and had some of the grossest imagery I’ve ever come across.
The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby
I really connected with this one and thought the author gave a sensitive portrayal of teenage grief that didn’t come across as frustratingly angsty. I read this one in a single day and really enjoyed it.
The Promise by Katerina Diamond
This was a fun thriller that hooked me from the first chapter. It was a little open-ended for my liking but I did enjoy how all the seemingly-disparate plot threads were connected.
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
The third book in the DC Icons series, I didn’t love this as much as Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman but I liked it more than Marie Lu’s Batman. I’ll be reviewing this one in full very soon but, overall, my opinion is positive! I was pleasantly surprised.
The Lingering by S. J. I. Holiday
I read this one for a blog tour and it was majorly creepy! The author did a great job creating a Gothic setting and the tension was palpable from start to finish. A great spooky story.
Love is Blind by William Boyd
Another one that I’ll be reviewing soon but, sadly, I feel quite ‘meh’ about this one. I didn’t hate it, I just feel a bit apathetic towards it. It didn’t do anything for me and I feel like it will be easily forgotten.
Books from my TBR
This was a great anthology of witchy stories. As with all collections, there were some hits and some misses; thankfully, I enjoyed a good percentage of the stories.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I seem to be in the minority with this one but I didn’t love it. I found it very confusing and it just didn’t hook me like I wanted it to. I think listening to the audiobook was the problem.
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
This adult fantasy was incredible and everything I never knew I needed. The writing was absolutely gorgeous and the use of flashbacks was masterful. There were just so many levels to this and I recommend it with my whole heart.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Of course, I had to reread this one; it is the quintessential November book! I loved it just as much the second time around.
Hypnotherapy: A Practical Guide by Hellmut W. A. Karle & Jennifer H. Boys
Like a good student, I read a book related to my diploma course. I found this introduction to hypnotherapy to be very informative and, on the whole, clear and concise.
Total pages: 4324
Average pages per day: 144
Longest book: The Queens of Innis Lear (568 pages)
Shortest book: The Lingering
Favourite read of the month: The Queens of Innis Lear
Biggest disappointment of the month: Damsel
Male authors: 3
Female authors: 9
Books read towards Pop Sugar Reading Challenge: 1
How many books did you read in November? What was your favourite? x