November 2018 Wrap-Up

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After hitting my reading target last month, i figured my reading would slack a little if i’m honest. Then again, i do have the idea that i want to end my year of great reading on a high note, and continue to read books that i know i’ll love. Either way, i ended up having a much better reading month than i anticipated.

When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
When The Moon Was Ours was our book club pick for November! We haven’t yet wrote up our book club post for November, but in short, i think i was one of the very few people that truly enjoyed the book. I found it very lyrical and lovely, i liked the gender representation and LGBTQ+ representation a lot and overall i found it was a really profound read. I enjoyed the change of style for me. Admittedly it’s not for everyone, but i really loved this book.

Dress Codes For Small Towns by Courtney Stevens
It’s taken me quite some time to get around to Dress Codes For Small Towns. I didn’t really know what to expect. I picked it up after I’d heard great things online, and finally got around to reading it this month. I really enjoyed the monotony of this book. Which sounds like a bad thing, but it’s just life. It had a really lovely feeling of a small town and just felt very homey. The friendship in this book is also absolutely excellent. My review will be up soon!

Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson
*i received a free copy of Paper Avalanche from David Fickling in exchange for an honest review.
Paper Avalanche has been one of my most anticipated releases for 2019 since I heard it was going to be released. I wanted to go in to this story without knowing much. I knew it was based on the daughter of a hoarder, and that was about it. I’ve always been really interested in hoarders, and there are so few books about people like that, that this is some kind of a novelty in YA. It taught me a lot, felt very easy to read and had great characters. Paper Avalanche is another stunning book from Lisa Williamson.

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
I needed a new audio book to listen to and came across This Is Going To Hurt. I knew very little about it, but have been considering reading it for quite some time now. I’m so incredibly glad i did. By far this is the best memoir style book that i’ve read and i really enjoyed Adam narrating the audio book himself. It was funny and incredibly tragic and eye opening. It’s a wonderful book that i think everyone should read.

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
I’ve had Dumplin’ on my TBR for a long time now, and with the movie coming ever closer, i realised that i should probably get around to reading it pretty soon! I don’t know why i was put off a little by this book, because i actually really enjoyed reading it. The characters are lovely and have enough detail to make you think they’re actual characters and not words on a page. It’s a wonderfully told book and i actually really enjoy the body representation.

Books read: 5

Books read this year: 58

Pages read: 1,671

Pages Per Day: 54

Average Rating: 4.5

Years of Release: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Memoir, YA, Non-Fiction, Diary, Magical Realism

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