Hello! Hope you are all well today!
It’s officially December and it’s time to begin the holiday content.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a wrap up as my reading has been low, due to uni and not having the time, BUT in November my reading mood came back to life and managed to finish books.
I also took part in the Thankfulathon Bingo which was hosted by @Books2Kathryn on twitter where they ran the monthly readathon. I loved this as it consisted of reading prompts and self care prompts! The templates I’ve added below are what they posted so all credit goes to them!
Lore Olympus Vol.3 by Rachel Smythe
I’ve been enjoying reading these graphic novels as they each get published. The illustrations and colours are always so beautiful and eye catching.
The Predator and The Reaper by RuNyx
I breezed through the first two books of the dark verse series. It’s a dark romance and mafia series which was a good fit with my reading mood as I was looking for something that was fast paced. I was able to read this through Kindle unlimited for free.
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
A nice middle grade mystery. One of my favourite parts of the book were the illustrations as I love the art style. Story wise, I enjoyed it and loved the mix of word puzzles, code cracking and uncovering the mystery/curse of Winterhouse.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
I was wanting to reread this during October but didn’t get around to it. Happy to have done a reread this month especially whilst listening to the audiobook that was narrated by Dawn French. That was fun as she was one of the voices in the film.
Feeling is the Secret by Neville Goddard
This year (specifically this second half) I’ve become more aware of the idea of manifestation and power of the mind. I’ve found it interesting to learn about and thought I’d try this. I’ve heard Neville Goddard’s name quite a lot through people. I listened to the audiobook and it was quick, only around 40 minutes.
Heartstopper Vol.4 by Alice Oseman
This finished up my reread of the Heartstopper series and definitely looking forward to the next one in 2023!
My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey
A bounty hunter meets a true crime podcast lover to solve a murder. Unfortunately, didn’t love this, it wasn’t a favourite of mine. I mean it was fun and interesting, the usual Tessa Bailey vibe but sadly, for me, was meh. Happy to have read it but probably won’t reread.
Beauty in the Darkness by Andrew Drake
This is a collection of poetry (poetry slam or spoken word poetry, I don’t know the correct term) that goes through the themes and experiences of death, grief and mental health. The rhythmic verses made each poem hit and felt so real, hard to describe. There were some that stood out more than others, naturally, so I tabbed them. I think this style would be one of my favourite ways poetry can be delivered for me to read.
Dark Planet Warriors (Book #1) by Anna Carven
I decided to switch up to a sci-fi romance. Another quick, fun, read that I liked and again found through Kindle unlimited.
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
After absolutely loving What the Wind Knows I had to read another Amy Harmon. Reading a second book by her has confirmed how much I love Amy Harmon’s writing. This is set in WW2 and revolves around are main two characters, Eva and Angelo. Eva is Jewish in Italy whilst Angelo is a Catholic priest. They are childhood sweethearts and with the war have now been torn and working together to survive. Reading this was so heartbreaking but I think written so well to tell what happened during World War 2. I also recommend the audiobook aswell! I appreciated seeing the research she had done to write afterwards.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
This has been on my shelf for a while and I’m so happy to finally read it. It made it even better to say I loved it! Listening to the audiobook was great as it included a tape effect when she’s listening to her taped interviews. Fast paced and delved right into the case.
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Another book that’s been sitting on my shelves for years and happy to have finally read it. I’ve enjoyed a couple of her other books I’ve read and glad to have picked it up.
Definitely loved Lennon’s character and his family.
So glad to have gotten my reading rhythm back. I’m looking forward to my December reading. This was a bit of a rushed wrap up but hopefully you enjoyed it!
Until next time…