Books Read = 19
I finally felt like I found my stride again this month. I only reviewed one but it was a great month of reading and I’m hoping that I’m able to keep it up and finish the year off strong. I’m currently at 117 read going into December so I’m already pleased with my progress. November has already been extremely cold so I’m looking forward to curling up on the couch with a book or three. 🙂
- The Unwritten, Vol. 3: Dead Man’s Knock by Mike Carey ★★★
- The Unwritten, Vol. 4: Leviathan by Mike Carey ★★★★
- Plan B: A Novel by Jonathan Tropper ★★★★
- The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black ★★★★
- Station 16 by Yves Huppen ★★★
- Paper Girls, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan ★★★★
- Paper Girls, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan ★★★★
- Paper Girls, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan ★★★★★
- The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black ★★★★
- The Unwritten, Vol. 5: On to Genesis by Mike Carey ★★★★
- Christine by Stephen King ★★★★
- The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black ★★★★
- The Girl in Red by Christina Henry ★★★★
- Midnight Son by James Dommek Jr. ★★
- Meet Cute by Helena Hunting ★★★
- Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes ★★★★
Best of the Month: Recursion by Blake Crouch ★★★★½
If you’ve been following me lately, you’ll know I’ve been struggling a bit with reviewing. I haven’t been forcing it and only writing when the book actually inspires me to do so (good or bad). Recursion got reviewed this month for all good reasons. 🙂
Least Favorite: The Unwritten, Vol. 3: Dead Man’s Knock by Mike Carey ★★★
I had read the first 5 installments of this series forever ago so I’m re-reading those so I can finally finish it. But installments like #3 make me question my decision because boy, can these be some severely wordy graphic novels. The story itself is interesting but sometimes they lose me.
Biggest Surprise: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black ★★★★
This was an enormous surprise because this was actually my third time attempting to read this, but dammit, I finally succeeded. And really enjoyed the heck out of it. So much that I actually completed the entire trilogy in a single month. Crazy to think what I’d be missing out on if I never gave it another shot.
Biggest Disappointment: Meet Cute by Helena Hunting ★★★
Like many before me, I was fooled by the cuteness of this cover. I’m not sure why this was the chosen cover (nothing wrong with the actual cover) but the insides don’t even come close to matching it. The story itself is much more serious and definitely lacking in “cute”. The whole thing was unfortunately pretty predictable too.
What were some of your favorite reads from November?