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?