I read a lot more this month than I anticipated, and I’ll get to why in just a moment. I’d also like to note that I did in fact buy two more books last month (because I’m a terrible human being) when I said in my October Haul post that I wouldn’t buy any more books (but they only totaled 3.50 at Goodwill). In any case, onto what I read this month!
The first book of the month was Warcross by Marie Lu. It was a book I had decided to read a few pages of to see if I’d like it and the next thing I knew, I was done! This book had some great twists that I didn’t even think would happen (and one that I did) and I’m very happy I gave it a chance. Now, like others, I have to impatiently wait for the sequel to find out what happens next.
Following that book, I decided to continue the Left Behind series with book ten: The Remnant. It was a lot more thrilling than the ninth book, so again, I was happy I decided to continue on. Right after I read books eleven (in just under one full day) and twelve; I probably finished the three books in a week altogether. I was saddened at the end to be done with the books because I grew so attached to the characters. I highly recommend this series and I can say it enough!
Since I was experiencing a book hangover after the end of a great series, I used the book jar to decide my next book, which turned out to be Love & Gelato. All I have to say is, why didn’t I read this sooner? It was so adorable and I loved that the main focus of the book was on Lina finding out about her mother’s past and searching for the truth about her father. I was even more excited to find out that there’s a spin-off to this book coming out next year about Lina’s best friend Addie (another character I loved in the book).
And last, but not least, I picked up The Rooster Bar at work on a whim when we got it in on its publication day. I’ve been wanting to read John Grisham’s work and this one seemed interesting, and it was. I have to say that I actually enjoyed the book and I still actually find myself thinking back to it at random times. The story didn’t go in the direction I expected to, but that didn’t stop me from liking it at all… that’s probably what made me like it more, actually.
I will note that I did start two books at the very end of October, The Bookshop on the Corner and Alex & Eliza (audiobook), but I haven’t finished either one yet. I decided it’s time to slow down a bit and really soak in the stories I’m reading (plus, I’ve got larger projects coming up in my classes and need to focus on those). I’ll probably power-read during my three weeks off between semesters as well as next summer during the break.
What did you read this past month?
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I found many good books at bargain prices this fall. I started almost all of them but of course I couldn’t finish them all. The ones I’ll finish this month are Misty Copeland’s memoir Life in Motion, Alison Lurie’s Foreign Affairs, Walden on Wheels (another memoir), An Exaltation of Larks, and several others.