Another month is over and we’ve entered the last month of this year which is crazy since I feel like 2017 has only just started. But this also means that it’s time for my last wrap-up of the year because my December wrap-up probably won’t be posted until early January 2018. Even though I had to start prepping for finals this month, I still managed to read 8 books in November which I’m extremely happy about. The 8 books had a total of 2,884 pages and on average I gave them 3.88 stars.
If you want to know more about any of the books, just click on the corresponding book cover.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak // 5 stars
The first book I read last month was “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak which is a book I’d been meaning to read for several years now. I immediately fell in love with this novel and think everyone should read it at least once in their life. The plot is incredibly interesting, it’s very well written and it even made me cry. There’s no way I could’ve ever given this book less than 5 stars.
Animal Farm by George Orwell // 3 stars
Another book that had been on my TBR for several years was “Animal Farm” and I’m so happy I managed to read it this month. I didn’t fall in love with this book but I definitely liked it. The plot was interesting and it was very well written. But I just feel like I’d never reread this book which is why I only gave it 3 stars.
One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon // 2.5 stars
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably already know that I love reading Paige Toon’s books. Based on some of my ratings of her book, you probably wouldn’t think I enjoy them, but I definitely do. I even loved “One Perfect Summer” despite only giving it 2.5 stars. Her books are always such quick reads and overall I really enjoy reading them. I just once again felt like parts of the book were way too slow and the ending was too short. Furthermore, the plot was a little unrealistic which is why I only gave this 2.5 stars. But it was just what I needed when I read it which is why I still loved it despite the low rating.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald // 5 stars
When I was in 11th grade, we went to the movies and watched “The Great Gatsby”. I loved it and knew that I still wanted to read the book but I just kept forgetting about it. Earlier in November though, 4 years after I’d seen the movie, I found the DVD at the library, took it home with me and immediately grabbed the book from my shelf to read it before rewatching the movie and I’m so happy I did it. The book was amazing and so incredibly entertaining. I definitely liked it even more than I liked the movie.
Meet Cute: Some people are destined to meet by various authors // 5 stars
This was definitely one of the most adorable books I’ve ever read and I’m still so happy I was sent an arc of this. This anthology includes 14 stories about first meetings and many of the short stories feature lgbtq+ characters which I think is amazing. My favorite story was definitely story 9 by … and I’d recommend this anthology to anyone who loves reading young adult romance books.
Click here to read my full review! ‘Meet Cute’ will be published on January 2nd, 2018.
Trust Again by Mona Kasten // 4 stars
Back in September I was sent an ARC of ‘Begin Again’, the first book in this trilogy by Mona Kasten. I had actually planned on waiting for the other two books to be translated into English but when I saw ‘Trust Again’ and ‘Feel Again’ at the library earlier in November, I spontaneously decided to take them home with me. When I read the English version of the first book in this series, I was really struggling with her writing style and I just wanted to see if I liked it better when reading the original German versions of the books. Unfortunately, I didn’t and I’m still not the biggest fan of her writing but I nevertheless really enjoyed ‘Trust Again’ because it was such a quick and entertaining read.
Feel Again by Mona Kasten // 4 stars
While reading ‘Feel Again’ I was once again struggling with Kasten’s writing style. But just like ‘Trust Again’, this book was so incredibly entertaining and I literally flew through it. I also think that the protagonists in this book were probably my favorite ones of the series and I highly recommend you read this trilogy once the second and the third book have also been translated into English.
Busted by Gina Ciocca // 4 stars
The last book I read in November was another ARC and I’m so happy this was sent to me because I really enjoyed reading it. ‘Busted’ is a beautiful young adult romance novel which is very well written and features some lovely characters.
Click here to check out my full review! ‘Busted’ will be published on January 2nd, 2018.
How many books did you manage to read in November and which one was your favorite? 🙂