Congratulation, we’ve finally made it to December. There were some months I wasn’t sure if we would, but we’re finally here and it feels good.
If you weren’t aware… November was RHYTHM OF WAR release month thereby making it the best month of 2020.
During the month of November, I read 6 books and 2 novellas. All but two I rated favourably.
So, here are some stats!
Number of pages read: 3460
Number of print books: 4
Number of e-books: 4
Favourite quote of the month:
“[…] But you’re integral to the fabric of my existence in a way that he’s not, and I feel like I’ve been sitting out in space for the past seven years without a sun to circle.” – Little Lies
“I would drink a thousand lies just to see your face again.” – The Bone Shard Daughter
Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres.
Obviously Rhythm of War is one of my best books of the month. Rhythm of War is easily the best novel I’ve read this year. It’s full of action, beautiful character moments, and implications for the Cosmere that will change everything.
Little Lies is Helena Hunting at her best. She’s created such an emotional and raw story about anxiety, coping mechanisms, and falling in love. I whole heartedly recommend this one!
The Kept Woman continues Slaughter’s domination in the genre. It’s a novel that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Dawnshard is easily one of Sanderson’s best novellas. It expands the Cosmere like never before, but also gives readers a story they can lose themselves in with a fully realized and well-written main character. I’ll also say I could read full length novels follow Rysn on various expeditions!
Dune Messiah is a difficult read if you’re not a fan of heavy philosophical debate. The ending of the novel sets up what is to come in the future making me cautiously optimistic.
Lost & Found is an average new adult novel that is a product of its time. It’s an iteration that would have felt ground-breaking at the time, but now only feels dated and lacking.
The Bone Shard Daughter is a solid fantasy debut that I will certainly be following when the sequel publishes. It features compelling characters and sets up an interesting world that I suspect will be expanded upon greatly in the sequel.
Forever Wild is the perfect novella to curl up with by the fire with some hot cocoa and Christmas music playing in the background. It’s a heartwarming and pure story filled with unconditional love and happiness.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of November?