Happy November everyone.
Autumn has well and truly arrived. I’ve got my layers on and seasonal coffee in hand. In September, I reached a new high and read a staggering 7 books. I was hoping to carry this momentum into October but sadly I faltered. However, the two books I did read put me in a sever book coma. I’ve not fully recovered from the trauma but I insist that anyone that hasn’t picked up these book do so now so you can feel my pain.
I’m still trying to catch up with my reviews for the books I read in September but I can guarantee a review of both of these books will be up when I escape this book coma.
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo: 5 Stars
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: 4.5/5 Stars
15th October: How to get over a reading slump.
10th October: Sacked by Jen Frederick
21st October: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
27th October: Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
30th October: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Favourite Posts in October
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions also provides an insightful post on the struggles international bloggers face with regards to Access to books
Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews talks about those Blogging burn outs
Reg @ She Latitude gives us some tips on how to organize your tbr pile by sorting the ‘not to read’ pile
Ari @ The Daydreaming bookworm asks, can you judge a book without reading it?
Summer @ XingSings talks about how she reduced the time she spends in the blogosphere
Richard @ The Humpo Show talks about his work experience at Penguin Random House.
Nereyda @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist lists the things she looks forward to in the fall
Jeann @ Happy Indulgences shares and incredibly personal but meaningful post about the importance of self care.
Val @ The Innocent Smiley treats us to this insightful post on the illusion of knowledge highlighting the importance of accurate research.
November To Be Read List
As always, I have no set tbr list. However, I am excited to start my buddy read of Blood for Blood with Summer. I can see that book inducing another book coma. I’m also in the mood to re-read Finnikin of the Rock and pick up some more sports contemporary books. Basically I’m just going with the flow.
In non-bookish news, I am seriously getting into that festive spirit. I am so excited for Christmas this year and I am hoping we get a good heap of snow soon. This is my favourite time of year. It’s a lot colder here but when you’ve got the fire going, a cup of tea in hand and a good book in the other, you can’t help but feel all warm and cosy.
I also have a lot of TV shows that I need to finish. I started watching Stranger Things and really enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. I’ve still not caught up with season 2 of Mr. Robot. I’m a season behind on The Walking Dead and now that I know who gets the cut I don’t know if I’ll be able to stomach it. On top of that, I’m told I need to start watching Westworld. The only TV show I’ve actually finished is the second season of Poldark, which had me on one hell of an emotional roller-coaster.
I’m also a lot more invested in ice hockey than I though I would be. I’m seriously hooked and I am sacrificing a lot of sleep to watch these NHL games but I can’t find it in me to care. It’s such a fun and intense game to follow and I’m finding I have to restrain myself from yelling at the screen so I don’t wake up the rest of the household. 😛
October was a slow reading month for me.
How did October treat you? What was your book of the month?
Any TV recommendations for me?