Wrap Up: November 2018 or Genre Fiction is the best

I had a pretty horrific month, personally. But my reading recovered from the abysmal month that was October, which is at least something; within 10 days I had read as much as I had read in the whole month before.

Books I read in November:

  1. The Outcast Hour ed. by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin: 3 out of 5 stars
  2. Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson: 4 out of 5 stars
  3. Vengeful (Villains #2) by V. E. Schwab: 4 out of 5 stars
  4. Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor: 2 out of 5 stars
  5. Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews: 4 out of 5 stars
  6. White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews: 4,5 out of 5 stars
  7. Wild Fire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews: 4 out of 5 stars
  8. Broken Magic (Chronicles of Amicae #1) by Mirah Bolender: 3 out of 5 stars
  9. The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein: 4 out of 5 stars
  10. Be With Me Always by Randon Billings Noble: 3,5 out of 5 stars
  11. Sadie by Courtney Summers: 4 out of 5 stars

Favourite of the Month:

My favourite reading experience was reading the complete first Hidden Legacies trilogy within 48 hours. I am just a huge fan of Ilona Andrews’ writing and this series was no exception.

Stats(ish):

I finished 11 books with 3730 pages. Of these books, seven were written by women, three by a husband and wife team, and one was an anthology. I finished three audiobooks this month. Four books were fantasy, two science fiction (one of those was a novella), one thriller, one short story anthology, one memoir, one essay collection, and one biography.

Currently Reading:

Still way too many books but I am doing marginally better than I did a week ago, when I had nine books on my currently reading shelf.

Books I should get to soon:

I have a few ARCs I want to get to before the new year. Most importantly Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, a book I am so excited for I asked the publisher for it on twitter (it worked, can you believe it?!), The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri, and Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom. I also need to read the new Ben Aaronovitch (Lies Sleeping) ASAP because I love the series and have waited long enough.

(Some of the) blog posts I loved:

Rachel brilliantly recommends some adult books with younger protagonists.

Michael pairs books nominated for the National Book Awards with non-fiction titles – which I really adored.

Emily reviewed Sadie, which she read and I listened to this month and I found it really interesting how our experience was different depending on the format we consumed the book in.

Pierce wrote a wonderful post about Clarice Lispector, an author I have been wanting to read for ages.

Kal did one of my favourite tags, the Genre Tag, for Science Fiction.

Ren, the Queen of all things non-fiction, wrote a blog post about non-fiction books that read like fiction and about those she loves that read very different.

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19 thoughts on “Wrap Up: November 2018 or Genre Fiction is the best

      1. I just find the writing so visceral that at the moment I am not doing that well with it. I will finish it in December though. (i have such strict reading plans for December that I might as well post a TBR regardless of how that usually goes for me)

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  1. Thanks for the mention! 🙂 I see we ended up with the same rating even though the reading experience was a bit different- I’ll be interested to see your review!

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  2. I’d really like to check out The Trauma Cleaner sometime in December – the premise seems fascinating, and your taste in (auto)biography/memoir is excellent. Thanks for the mention!

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    1. The Trauma Cleaner really was wonderful.
      It is taking me forever to read the John Boyne. I don’t seem to get quite on with it but everybody seems to love it.

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  3. Thanks for the mention! 🙂 I see we ended up with the same rating for Sadie even though the reading experience was a bit different- I’ll be interested to see your review!

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