I swear, every time I turn around another month has passed me by. This year already coming to an end and I feel not ready for a whole new year. I mean, there are new beginnings but there’s also a whole year gone! And this time, it will be even more distressing. A decade’s end. Do you understand the gravity of this? I hope you do.
Ahem. Let’s not get carried away about all that just yet. I am here to share my monthly reading adventures and maybe a key event here and there. November was not that great of a month, blogging wise or even reading wise, if I am being honest. Not that I didn’t love the books I read during the month because I did. They had like five stars and everything but the number of books has certainly gone down.
Now, onto more bookish things and less life/existential crises. I think I blogged even less than last month? I am just sad even reading it as I write but I really hope that the spirit comes back with a bang and I start blogging regularly with quality content. (a dream, really.)
I posted a total of like eight posts this month? Not a great month, clearly. This month saw a decline in the number of WWW Wednesday as well.
I was overly optimistic about a readathon because of which I had a mini reading slump. I also naively talked about which books I wanted to read.
Then when I actually wasn’t able to read all the books I wanted to read during the readathon, I whinged about it a bit. It wasn’t mind-blowing or anything, just a bit of a late self realisation. That sort of thing.
I also reviewed only one book this month which just shames me but it can’t be helped. Not really. I mean. I had a bleeding reading slump and then there were things happening in RL that sort of made sure I couldn’t even think of writing a review. So yay for life.
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
I randomly started to read the first book in this trilogy and trust me when I say that I absolutely got hooked to this one. It might have been the case of ‘Right book, right time’ but there’s more to it than that. And you can totally check out the review linked above for further awesomeness of this one.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Ever since I had known about this book, I had been dying to read it and when it did arrive, I didn’t end up reading it immediately. In fact, I read about 200 pages and put it down for a while, not sure whether I would even continue or not. I am glad that I picked it up again and finished it because it was bloody good. Rogerson did not disappoint! Hopefully the review for this one will be up in the next week or so.
Dead Voices by Katherine Arden
I have a feeling that I will read anything Katherine Arden and I won’t be putting it down. Her writing is just so good. Ugh. It’s engaging and fun and everything a middle grade book should be and it managed to give a bit of creeps too. So there was that!
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
The middle book of the Farseer trilogy did not disappoint. I am in love with Hobb’s writing and there’s something about the whole plot overall that doesn’t really let you go even when you put it down to do chores or go to work. I like addictive books like that, obviously.
Nordic Tales by Chronicle Books and Ulya Thyrnell
This one was an impulse read because I had been dragging my feet with the third book of the Farseer trilogy. It was the perfect breather and the writing and the illustration brought a smile to my face because the art style is so pretty!
Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
Despite loving the trilogy as a whole, I have to admit that the last book did let me down a little bit. I am not going to go into detail right now but let’s just say I wish there were some things handled better or written better. Oh, well. That does not diminish the quality of the series at all, it’s just me picking the obvious flaws according to me.
That was November for me. Not a lot of books there on the list but! Those were some great books. Each book brought something to me that I didn’t know I wanted. And a great thing is I didn’t dislike a single book! Always a win!
The crowning jewel in the lot would be the Farseer trilogy, I was absolutely hooked and so obsessed that I almost had a mini reading slump mid reading the last book in the trilogy because it was so good.
What about you guys? What was your best read or the worst one? Or, let’s not call it the worst, let’s call it most disappointing read. Tell me all about it in the comments.
Till the next time!!!