Saturday, 3 December 2016

Goodreads: November Wrap Up

November has flown by (is it just me, or do the months go quicker as we get older?!) and I’m back again with another round up of all the things I’ve read this month. I’ve done pretty well again, all things considered and got myself through a grand total of 5 books over the course of this month.

The first book I read in November was Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Tulley. I’ve actually already reviewed that book here, if you want to check it out. If you haven’t already got on the hype and bought yourself a copy of this book, then please for the love of all things holy, go and do it right now. It’s absolutely fantastic and worth every single penny. It lives up to all expectations and is a really compelling tale.

The Stranger in My Home by Adele Parks is another book that I’ve been eyeing up for quite a while now, so I was chuffed to finally get to it on my ever growing pile of books to be read. This book was probably one of the best I’ve read this year and it really satisfied my craving for a good old fashioned thriller. I didn’t expect the book to end the way it did, it was definitely unexpected and incredibly enjoyable. I’ll likely post up a full review of this at some point this month so keep checking back if you want to hear more of my thoughts.

I received a copy of Witness by Caroline Mitchell for review in the month of November. I’ve read one of Caroline’s books before now and really enjoyed it so I was chuffed to get the opportunity to have early access to her most recent contribution to the word of psychological fiction. Again, this is one that I’ll be writing a full review for so I don’t want to say too much. I will say, however, that it was a bloody good read and I definitely wasn’t disappointed!

Arguably the best book I’ve read this month, and perhaps one of the best I’ve read this year, was one that came to me as a bit of a surprise. The lovely Jess Duffy at Pan Macmillan posted me out a couple of books she thought I’d enjoy, last month, and I picked up Before You Go by Clare Swatman this week. I probably chose the wrong time to start reading it, considering the theme of the book and recent events in my life, but my oh my, what an absolutely breath-taking and thoughtful tale. Contemporary fiction is a genre I tend to overlook when I’m picking books out, mostly because I’m instantaneously drawn to thrillers and YA but I think I’ll have to delve into the genre a little more if works like this are hiding on in there. Clare Swatman has an absolutely amazing way with words and the story flowed in a such a way it was pretty difficult to put it down. Again, I’ll be reviewing this one in full so check back for more information soon!

The final book on my November wrap up list is Be My Baby by A. L. Michael. The review for the blog tour for this one is going live tomorrow so I’ll leave my thoughts on it for that review, but rest assured that this was another book that I really enjoyed reading. I don’t know if it’s me, getting soft in my old age, or whether I am just genuinely enjoying everything I read at the moment but I really do hope that this positive stretch of reading continues on into 2017!


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