We’re finally here. December is upon us. This year flew by. It seems like only yesterday I started a new position at my job and was worrying about the amount of reading I could do. I guess I worried for no reason.
So far this year, I’ve read 110 books! I reached my Goodreads goal of 50 quickly, though secretly I was aiming for 100 books. I will be doing a year in review post sometime in January. I’m very much looking forward to it, but I’m not sure if I should do only covers and organize it by date read or star rating.
During the month of November, I read 7 books. I didn’t get as much reading done as I wanted to, but overall it was a good month.
As always, here are my two favourite books of the month from differing genres.
The Burning White is a satisfying conclusion to one of the best fantasy series I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I’m very much looking forward to what Weeks has in store for us next!
The Kingmaker is an incredible romance with a poignant message about climate change and inequality. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone!
Flowers for Algernon is a worthwhile read as it captures disability, intelligence, love, and humanity through the eyes of someone experiencing a life altering change.
The Gutter Prayer is a dark and gritty epic fantasy tale that tells the story of a historied city on the cusp of change. It’s part heist story, part epic fantasy story with gods and heroes, and part revolution of thieves.
The Great Pretender is one of those nonfiction novels that is not for everyone. It’s information heavy and quite dry at times, but full of interesting and thought provoking ideas and concerns about the field of psychology and psychiatry.
Reputation was a decent read. It kept me, for the most part, entertained and engaged while I was reading. Would I recommend it? Probably not. There are better mystery novels out there.
The Secret History is a beautifully written novel about elite college students that explores betrayal and corruption. If you’re a fan of The Great Gatsby, you’ll enjoy The Secret History.