I just want to apologize for how horribly I’ve been running this blog the last few weeks. This has been a weird month for me. I’ve been busy, and I transitioned into nightshift at my job, so it took a little adjustment. I haven’t read much, so I guess I just haven’t felt super inspired to post anything.
I’m hoping December will be better! Anyway, I read 5 books this month, which is more than I thought I read, but probably because two of my books were really short. Let’s talk about what I read!
#1: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, #2)
Thoughts: Unpopular opinion alert. I don’t really like Ronan.
I know, I know. But I just don’t care much for him. I really liked this book, but I was bored for a big part of it. I didn’t care much at all for the Grey Man storyline. I heard that this was “Ronan’s book”, but I didn’t realize literally almost the whole book was about him.
I liked it, but I needed more Gansey in my life.
I am absolutely carrying on with the series!! I can’t wait to see what happens because, that ending?!?!??!!!
Rating: I gave this 3.5/5 stars on Goodreads!
#2: This Really Happened by Annmarie McQueen
Thoughts: This was such a good book! What started as a fun, light-hearted read quickly turned into a much darker, but moving story. There are two parts to this story, both very different. The story is interspersed with blog posts dated months into the future, which made for a thrilling read as we waited for the two storylines to meet. When they did, I was left surprised. This was a story about many things, but definitely of personal growth. I would definitely recommend this one!
I really enjoyed this book. Thanks so much to the author, Annmarie McQueen for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
Full review here.
Rating: I gave this 4/5 stars on Goodreads!
#3: Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Thoughts: I absolutely adored this. A phenomenal story with an even better meaning! I saw the movie, and literally teared up 8 times, and I cried tears 3 times. It was so good. This is a story that should be a required reading in every elementary school. Kids need to read this. Heck, adults need to read this. And then see the movie, because it was perfect!
Rating: I gave this 5/5 stars on Goodreads!
#4: Assassin Marked by Michael C. Sahd
Thoughts: I really enjoyed this! The writing was really very good and setting was interesting. I really liked the characters, and the overall plot. I do wish it was longer, but I think that this author has something really strong here. I’m looking forward to reading more!
Thanks so much to the author for providing me a copy to review!
Full review here.
Rating: I gave this 3/5 stars on Goodreads!
#5: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Thoughts: This. Was. So. Boring.
And I am so sad because I was looking forward to this so much. I had been wanting to read a fairy book, but this just fell so flat. The writing was beautiful, but the story was just boring. I literally had to force myself to finish this. I’m so bummed.
I did see where there were comparisons to ACOTAR, which is not true. The only thing that is the same is the fairy lore, which goes back ages ago, with the courts and iron and the whole “can’t lie” thing. SJM didn’t make that stuff up. If anything, this was just a knock off of ACOTAR. Ugh. I’m so so sad I didn’t love this!
Rating: I gave this 2/5 stars on Goodreads.
Total Pages Read: 1,332
Well, there are the books I read in November. Overall, it was a decent month. Like I said, this was just a weird month for me.
Have you read any of these books?
Thanks for reading! (: