So, here are the stats for the past month:
- Review Posts: 6
- Other Posts: 4
- Books Read: 6
- Bookstagram: 13
- Goodreads Challenge Progress: 7 new (42/50 total)
- A to Z Reading Challenge Progress: 1 new (17/26 total)
- 2020 Reading Challenge: 7 new (33/60 total)
I do not include books that I DNF or couldn’t rate 3+ stars.
4 Star Review. Music, Magic, and a witty, adorable friendship bring this novel together. The plot may wander, and problems may arise quickly and vanish just as easily, but the world building and writing style are both beautiful and brilliant. The first in the Ballads of Balahar series, I am (im)patiently awaiting the sequel!
5 Star Review. An amazing sequel to Sliter’s Solace Lost (my 5 Star Review HERE), this series keeps getting better. There was quite a bit of character development–some more than others–war is breaking out across the world, and of course, Sliter’s grimdark events continue to shock readers’ systems. A great–large–novel to get yourself lost in. One of my favorite 2020 reads!
4 Star Review. Great for the reading community, this itty bitty novelette is about an aging librarian forced to seek the aid of magical books in the secret fourth basement. The easy-to-read style and length (48 pages) with a dash of magic and a pinch of self-righteousness make this a perfect book for an hour or two alone. Great for the holiday season on a car or plane trip!
5 Star Review. A great prequel to Michael Sliter’s Pandemonium series, this novella follows the early days of Ferl and how he creates Ferl’s Company for their first job. Full of dark humor, sex, and gore galore, this is not a read for the faint of heart. Perfect for a day in which you want to completely lose yourself in another world. One of my favorite 2020 reads!
3.5 Star Review. A great philosophical read for someone trying to come to grips with who they are as a person, or to work on understanding the inner workings of the human mind in response to trauma. Labeled as a Mystery, Thriller, Suspense novel, there is a bit of mystery involved, but not really any thrill or suspense. Writing is beautiful, but plot lacks action.
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Books to Read in December:
I have started to stray away from my monthly books to read, because I’ve been jumping around. If I can’t get into a book right away, I don’t want to feel pressured to suffer through it and read it in that month. I’ve found that allowing myself to read more with what I am currently feeling not only drastically improved my reading experience, but also the ratings I give the books! It’s basically a win-win for everyone if I don’t limit myself on which specific books to read each month. Here are the books that I THINK I will be reading this month:
- Continue re-reading The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan (WoT #4)
- Continue the audiobook of Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha #2)
- The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings #1)
- A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
- The Story of Evil Volume II: Escape from Celestial by Tony Johnson
- The Rue of Hope by Jason R. Koivu
Let me know in the comments if you are (or have) reading any of these as well!
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