November Reads | 2019

Hello everyone! How are we all today?

I’m pretty happy with my reading month. It’s been a bit more difficult as I’m still study and revising for exams so I feel like I get most of my reading done at night.

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Pages – 370 pages (read it on kindle)

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I thought this would be the month where I wouldn’t read a Tessa Dare but looking through my Goodreads, turns out I did in fact finish a Tessa Dare. I’ve got to say Romancing the Duke is one of my favourites by her. It was funny and steamy and gave you all the feelings just like Tessa Dare does. I always feel like I can relate to her female protagonists in some way in every book. It just kept me wanting more and keep on reading.

I’ve never read a book where one of the main characters is blind (very close – as he could only see shadows and make out little features in the right lighting). It was refreshing to see that and was interesting to read.

Flying Witch, Vol. 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka

Pages – 160 (read physically)

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was a fast paced, quick read. I was able to read this in less than an hour. Flying Witch is a cute manga. It wasn’t an ultimate favourite but it grasped my attention enough that I would like to continue with the series.

I read this book because I saw it on Alexandra Roselyn’s channel and thought it looked so cute and was a good book to read for one of the prompts in the current readathon I’m doing.

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

Pages – 381 pages (read on kindle)

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was a surprise. I started this on a whim one night and was glued to the screen until I finished it. I hated putting it down every night. It surprised me on how much I was hooked as i went in not knowing anything. I just saw it offered to me when I tried out Kindle Unlimited.

It covers interesting topics about humanity, contains slow burn romance and gore/violence. Apocalypse has arrived on earth.

Some readers had trouble with the romance but for me I think the author did a good job at pacing it out. However, there was one particular part (won’t mention cause spoiler) that did make me question her attractiveness to him. Because OW!! That was painful to read and did make me question stuff. Thinking about it does make me consider dropping it to 4 stars.  Other than that I can’t deny the unique plot line had me hooked.

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Young Kim (original by Stephanie Meyer)

Pages – 224 pages

Rating:

⭐⭐

It was the illustrations that helped out this graphic novel. They were really pretty (consisted of mainly black and white drawings) but the drawings with colour in the forest were my favourite! I found the plot line and story to be so chopped and rushed, I can understand it’d be hard to shorten the story line of the book into a graphic novel, but it still seemed kinda messy. I even found myself just skimming the pages at times.

War by Laura Thalassa

Pages – 427 pages

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐

I definitely enjoy reading this series and cannot wait for Famime! I’ll say it took me longer to get into War compared to Pestilence. There were times it felt repetitive but had elements that did make it unique to read about. It did discuss similar topics on humanity and our actions. I can’t wait to finish the series and see what the next two books will be like.

Saga Vol. 1 & 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Pages – 176 (Vol. 1) and 144 (Vol. 2)

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was another series I started on a whim and wished I had started earlier. Again, this was a unique story plot of two star-crossed lovers and what was truly unique was that the story was narrated by their baby. I will say it was more explicit and graphic then I was prepared for but still loved the story plot.

The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori

Pages – 386 pages

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was an good read. The cover and chapter headings are gorgeous. I loved Nico and Elena together. However, there was some stuff with minor/side characters that I wasn’t overly keen on. Specifics such as cheating and all that (there’s only one character that’s an exception but won’t mention cause SPOILERS). I’m not a fan on reading on infidelity in relationships, BUT, I can happily say with our two main characters there’s no problems with any unfaithfulness thank god.

That’s what I loved about Elena and Nico, they were incredibly loyal to each other and their relationship. It was good reading from both POVs instead of just one. It gave a really good insight to the story and how each character was feeling. That’s what kept me reading. That and the tension as well as the whole lifestyle the book revolved around. I haven’t read a romance set in the mafia in a while so it was nice to dip back into it.

It was just disappointing that it wasn’t a new favourite and I’m not really keen on jumping to the next story as I’m not as interested in it.

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Pages – 425 pages

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really loved this. I was just in the right mood for this when I picked it up. It was an easy read and was able to read even up to 100 pages in a day (which for me is A LOT!). I flew through this and made me feel so cosy. They are both mystery lovers which made my heart soar, it truly was the perfect book for me.

What I enjoyed was the diversity in it. The male main character, Daniel, is Japanese and deaf in one ear. Birdie, our main female, has narcolepsy. It also talks about other medical conditions a long with talk about attempted suicide, mental health and seeking therapy and medication. It was really good to see these discussed because it’s important to bring these topics to light. In my opinion I believed it was done well.


What I’m Currently Reading…

I’ll admit my current reads are piling up a bit….

  • The Devouring Gray (audiobook – 61%)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (audiobook – 34%)
  • Escaping from Houdini (18%)
  • The Language of Thorns (42%)
  • Outmatched (kindle book – 13%)

That’s my November reading wrap -up! December is upon us which is crazy but exciting to think about. I’m going to have a busy reading month in December (three readathons) but who knows what I’m actually going to get done but I’ll stay optimistic for now haha. I’ll be talking all about it in my next post.

Hope you guys had a good reading month!

Until next time…

xx

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