November Book Stack! An Overview of a Not-so-Productive Reading Month

Hey there,

November was a little bit crazy! Between writing Progress Reports and planning for Parent/Teacher Interviews at work, and writing and organizing my application for a Masters program, my reading took the hardest hit from this busy month. I even managed to have two half-reads this month; I hate starting books and then having such a difficult time finishing them. It’s such a let-down when I can’t complete it, due to loss of interest or just poor, poor writing. Anyway, let’s get to the stack!

A couple of these books on the list were more thoroughly reviewed on my blog, so I’ll link them when appropriate. It’s probably my smallest stack yet, but it has also been my busiest month. I think the holidays will bring about more reading time. But as you can see, I’m still into the fiction swing o’things.

This month, I read:

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I highly recommend this one if you’re into a dystopian world with a gang of misfits ransacking the living quarters of the most important/richest people in this universe. 4/5 stars
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, the manga edition – Don’t. Waste. Your. Time. 2/5 stars.
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Hess (not featured in the photo; I’m lending it to my sister-in-law)- Um. Read it, and have your life changed. 4.5/5
  • Fantastic Beasts Screenplay by J.K. Rowling – It was like getting to watch the film all over again, in my head! What a fantastic screenplay and an even more fantastic film.
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber – What an awesome, irking, dark novel! Highly recommended if you are into magic, the supernatural, and Hunger Games type books (please keep in mind that I hated the Hunger Games series, but I’m comparing the plots, here). 4/5 stars.

My DNF (Did Not Finish) list is as follows:

  • Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – Oh. My. God. Go read my Goodreads review. Beautifully descriptive book about nothing. I’m not kidding you. 2/5 stars (only because it has great potential).
  • Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard – I thought this would be an easy read that I would fly through but I’m quite bored by the second novella. I really, really, really loved the first novella in this book. I might finish this, sometime soon…

What am I reading right now? Well, I’m currently in a reread kind of mood. I find comfort in rereading old favourites. They get me out of a slump, they ease the stress and expectation that can sometimes come from a new book, and they bring me back into calmer moments in my life. I’m working on making my way through Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (which is compounded into my antique edition at over 1000 pages, so this will be a slow tackle, I’m sure). I’m also reading Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, a Star Wars canon novel, which I bet I will be even more excited to read after watching Rogue One and I have Star Wars fever. I already bought my tickets for the pre-release night and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

So what did you read this month? Anything worth adding to my (already giant) TBR pile? Let me know in the comments!

xo
C

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