Recent Reads – November 2015 Edition

I read most of this month’s books int he last week of the month! For some reason I got stuck in the middle of the month and it took having a few days off to be able to get really stuck into a book to get me back into the flow of reading.

First up was the latest Robert Galbraith book called a Career of Evil. I really enjoyed this book and it kept me gripped throughout. I also like how the characters have developed through the three books so far, but can see there is so much more to uncover about them we don’t know yet. The story was good and I didn’t guess the ending until close to the reveal, which was great. I’m glad my friend caved and bought the hardcover version as I was waiting for the paperback, so this meant I could read it much earlier than planned.

Next up in the month was Mindy Kaling’s first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? I wanted to like this more than I did. I wonder if I should have bought this as an audiobook, rather than a paperback. I have previously enjoyed non fiction books read by their authors and have found them extra funny as you get the exact tone they intended to use. I found the parts about her childhood great, but I think as I was not a fan of the Office and did not grow up with American late night comedy shows I missed some of the context of the second half of the book. I have loved some of her essay’s I have read in magazines, so I am going to try her second book, but as an audio book.

The last book of the month was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. I loved the Throne of Glass series and so thought I would give this a go. It took me a few chapters to get into it, but once the main characters met I found it much more interesting. I felt I was learning about the world they are living in and it was fascinating. I love the details of the world and the history of the Fae as it draws me in and makes me feel like I am there as well. This has the same easy reading of the other series, but is a different enough world to avoid too many comparisons, but that could just be me not drawing them. Overall I loved this book so much so I stayed up until 2am to finish it on a work night, which hasn’t happened in forever! I can’t wait for the second book to come out next year.

I’m working my way through my to-read pile of new paperbacks I bought in the last couple of months and am loving it. I realised how much I love buying, reading and finding places for them on my bookshelf. I’m going to make sure I budget in books into my 2016 as they are something I fully enjoy and cherish seeing everyday.

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