November Wrap Up

December 3, 2018

November wasn’t the best reading month but I still managed to read a decent amount of pages. I started 8 books and finished 6. They were all pretty great and I’m definitely getting better at picking and choosing my titles instead of wasting too much time on books, I’m meh about. I moved into my new apartment in November so a lot of time went into making it a comfortable, cozy home and I also have a big (or actually cute and tiny) roommate on the way! But enough with the excuses, let’s get to the wrap up!

Here’s the list of books I read in the month of November:

obsidio book cover

Obsidio by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

(Finished November 9th)

Obsidio is the grand finale to The Illuminae Files trilogy and what a finish! All the main characters from the two previous books come together and in the true Illuminae spirit, we have people dying, crying, fighting and giving sass. The trilogy as a whole is a truly epic sci-fi experience. Check out my full review of Obsidio.

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4.5/5
Page count: 615

The Lost Children by Gillian Philip

(Finished November 10th)

Molly and her little brother visit their relatives on Ravenstorm Island and end up getting more magic and adventure than they had wished for. The island is filled with eery elements and when Jack goes missing, things get even weirder. This book  is a very easy, cozy read but be aware that it’s also on the younger side of middle grade.

My rating: 3.5/5
Goodreads rating: 3.8/5
Page count: 272

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

(Finished November 19th)

Lauren Graham takes us back to the iconic Stars Hollow and dishes about what went on behind the scenes. She also tells us the story of how she became an actress and what Hollywood has taught her about people and dieting. It’s a fun book with many great anecdotes and for any Gilmore Girls fan out there, it’s a nostalgic must-read. Check out my full review here.

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 3.9/5
Page count: 224

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

(Finished November 23rd)

Two soldiers from different sides of a long war fall in love and have to flee to avoid punishment. When their love results in a mixed child, their only mission is to find a place where the family can live in peace. Saga is so incredibly awesome! It’s filled with weird creatures, good humor and art that’s not afraid to go explicit. Check out my full review of Saga.

My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 4.2/5
Page count: 176

Monstress by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda

(Finished November 24th)

Monstress is dark. It’s so very, deliciously dark that if you’re a bubbly person and you want to stay that way, don’t go near this graphic novel. It’s filled with an evil aftermath of war, demons that devour people, old creepy magic, insane witches and so on. However, if you do like a dark fantasy now and then this one is filled with amazing art and beautiful world building.

My rating: 5/5
Goodreads rating: 3.9/5
Page count: 235

Jackaby by William Ritter

(Finished November 25th)

Jackaby is a quirky detective who, much like Sherlock Holmes, sees things other people don’t. What’s unique about him is that what he notice are clues left behind by creatures you would normally find in fairytales. Jackaby won’t make it to my top ten mystery novels but it’s a decent read with a great atmosphere and I suspect the story only gets better in the next books.

My rating: 3.5/5
Goodreads rating: 3.8/5
Page count: 299

Total amount of pages I have read this month: 1821 (Obsidio saved me)
Book of the month: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

If you want to keep track of my reading or find me on social media so we can chat about books, below are direct links to my Goodreads, Twitter and Bookstagram channels.

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