This hasn’t been my most successful reading month sadly as I have been so busy with university deadlines and all sorts of other things such as rehearsals and dance competitions across the country! So as you can see, reading hasn’t exactly been my top priority this month! I finished a total of 5 books this month, and am in the middle of 2 others! The books I finished this month are:
- The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M Harris – 4 stars
- Every Colour of You by Amelia Mandeville – 4 stars (REVIEW)
- The Archived by Victoria Schwab – 5 stars
- The Unbound by Victoria Schwab – 5 stars
- All The Lonely People by David Owen – 4 stars
I am also currently reading The Binding by Bridget Collins which I am really enjoying so far, but sadly am having to read it really slowly due to having no free time, but I will get through it eventually! I am also in the middle of Halcyon by Rio Youers but I am not actively reading that at the moment! I was really enjoying it but it wasn’t my usual genre so with being so busy I decided to put it down for a bit as I really wasn’t doing it justice!
So overall I didn’t read as many books as I wanted this month but I did enjoy all of them so it could have been a lot worse!
So, this month is going to be split very much down the middle for how much I will read! For the first two weeks I will be reading practically nothing! I have so many deadlines and Christmas meals and so much else going on, so if I can pick up a book at all in this time it will be a miracle! However, the second half of the month will be when I am on holiday and I am really hoping this will mean that I read AN ABSOLUTE TONNE! I have so many books I am dying to read before the end of the year, and so I am really hoping December proves to be an amazing reading month and I can get through them all!
First of all I have a few of ARCs I haven’t had time to get to yet which I need to read very soon and those are:
- Jack of Hearts (and other parts) by L. C. Rosen
- The Girl King by Mimi Yu
- Shadowscent by P. M. Freestone
Then there are a few books which have either been on my TBR for ages or ones I am extremely highly anticipating and just have to get to before the end of the year! Those are as follows:
- Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (I wish I could read the whole series but that is overly ambitious…)
- Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
I am also planning to reread quite a lot of books this month as there are a lot of books which I read quite a while ago and feel like are definitely due a reread as I loved them so much but don’t remember much so decided now was the best time! So those are:
- Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
And that is it! If I get to them all it will mean I have read 11 books in the month which isn’t bad (especially as some of them are very very sizeable!), but I am really hoping I can get to a lot more than that, so fingers crossed I don’t fail miserably in this last month of the year! Wish me luck!
– Maddie Browse