I’ve kind of neglected my blog lately. It is n’t intentional. I’m not in a reading slump, but mostly in a…update slump? Possibly? I did several blog tours and I felt like I was in a little over my head – but I can’t help if there were a few books I was highly interested in, I mean, my inner bookworm was calling for them – who am I to ignore the call? Anyway, this post is a bit overdue, but since we are now getting very close to the end of the year, I need to do this one.
I do plan on doing a writing goal instead of a reading goal next year. I’m SO CLOSE to my reading goal that it’s almost dangling in front of my face. LOL! So, here are my November reads, and my December reads. My December reads are going to be ones I’m currently reading or listening to.
Day Zero, The Last Affair, The Princess Plan and All Fired Up are ARCs for those blog tours I signed up for. My favorite of those was Day Zero. It was a bit slow, but with this kind of plot, it’s kind of expected. All Fired Up was not a bad book for the genre that it was. It is definitely romance, but not too entirely heavy on it, which was what I liked about it. I hate to say, my least favorite were the other two, The Last Affair and The Princess Plan. I was so disappointed with The Last Affair, mostly because the wrap up did not make any sense at all and it wound up ruining the story. The Princess Plan, it wasn’t bad, but I gave something out of the norm a try for me, and while the story is good, I just couldn’t keep a lot of interest, but still good for those that love that particular storyline.
A Wedding in December was another ARC for a blog tour, but that post won’t be up till Dec 10 – but I will say, I liked that story a lot more than I anticipated. What’s funny is that, Christmas is my least favorite holiday, but this book didn’t focus on the holiday which is probably why I liked it better.
Yes, I finally read Throne of Glass after it has been on my TBR list for a long time. I liked the first book – I’m still on the fence if I want to read the second book or not. But I liked it a lot better than I liked the A Court of Thorns and Roses series – sorry guys.
Timestamp and Nothing is Strange are books that were sent to me for an honest review. Timestamp is something I think everybody needs to read. The full title of the book, Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy. Read my review though. I don’t want to give away most of it, but I think this book should be read by everybody at least once. Nothing is Strange is a collection of short stories that are beyond odd and I really enjoyed them.
Here are few of my current reads at the moment. I’m trying to get past my reading goal without altering it. I know, I know – reading is supposed to be enjoyable and not goal seeking. I still enjoy it, but it’s an added bonus if I can say that I read 100 books in a year. That may not be a lot to some people, but it is to me. Anyway, here are my current reads for December – one I just finished reading.
Saturn and her Rings is a second installment to Jupiter and her Moons. I did finish that book and the review is up. I’m more than halfway through, Salt to the Sea and it’s difficult to put down. I did buy another of Ruta Sepetys books the other day, so I can’t wait to dive into that one. Coral is a darker retelling version of The Little Mermaid and I’m almost through with that audiobook. The other two, The Fuck It Diet and Behind Every Lie, I’ve only just started, so more on those when I get further into them.
That’s my TBR right now andI’m hoping to finish my reading goal. We shall see! Have a happy holidays, if you celebrate anyway.