November Wrap Up and December TBR

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It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!

The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

Books I Read in November

Pages and Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James – 5*
Watching You by Lisa Jewell – 4*
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – 3*

Wow.  I knew I had been in a reading slump this month but I didn’t realise how bad it was until it came to writing this post.  I must do better in December!  In terms of my November TBR, I have to admit that I put down The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.  I hate putting books down, but I read the first chapter of it, and it just wasn’t grabbing me at all.  I will try reading it again in the next few months, as I still want to read it.  I’m also still reading The War on Women by Sue Lloyd-Roberts.  It’s tough to read, and at times harrowing, but it’s also an incredibly important book and I am glad I finally made time to start reading it.

Book of the Month

Considering there aren’t that many books to choose from, picking my book of the month is a piece of cake!  Pages and Co: Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James was a wonderfully bookish adventure, and I can’t wait to talk more about it in the next few weeks.

December TBR

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If We’re Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell |  No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings | How To Stuff Up Christmas by Rosie Blake

I am in desperate need of some light-hearted fiction to get me out of this reading slump, and If We’re Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell is exactly what I need.  Two friends who made an “if we’re not married by thirty” pact are reunited years later.  Will their pact still hold up?  I was delighted to be asked to take part in the blog tour in December, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you soon.

I am currently experiencing some serious Killing Eve withdrawals.  I recently read the book that the series is based on, Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings, but for me, it didn’t live up to the high standards of the TV show.  I’m hoping the sequel No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings will fare better than the first book and ease my Villanelle cravings too.

Finally, it’s now December so I have to read something Christmassy.  It’s like the law.  Last year, I read The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake and it was the perfect read for the festive period.  After browsing through my Kindle catalogue, I realised I had another festive read from Rosie to read, How to Stuff Up Christmas.  I really enjoyed The Hygge Holiday last year, so I have high expectations for this one.

What will you be reading in December?

Daniella x

1st Dec 2018
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