November Wrap-Up!

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November has been and gone . . . 

And it was a slow month of reading, *sigh*. November was the final month of uni for me for this year so hoorayy – however it meant essays, essays, and more essays, and not a lot of breathing time. But now! 3 months of nothing here I come! Finally, I will have time to sink my teeth into some solid reading.

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Dusting my hands of exams it seems I only managed a measly three books in November *gasp of horror*. I’ve also returned to a nasty habit of starting lots and lots of books and not actually finishing any . . .

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But ah well! We have those months. So without further ado, onto the wrap-up.


In the delayed spirit of Halloween – Frankenstein

4stars

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Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley {Leather bound edition}

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Well, Halloween might’ve been in October but I celebrated it in November . . . In my defense, it is at the end of the month. What can a girl do? I’ve read Frankenstein before (for school) and I actually really love the story. Last year my granddad bought me this beautiful Barnes & Nobles leather bound edition and it’s just drool worthy.

I thought it was prime time to give the story a re-read (not something I do very often at all). The aim was to marathon it all in one night . . . so one week later I finished it. And not for lack of entertainment. I really do love Frankenstein, it’s such an awesome story.

Would I recommend this? Absolutely – do it!

(( I’ve yet to fully review this one so keep an eye out for that one which I will (hopefully) be doing soon! ))

Fahrenheit 451: The hardest title to spell for non-Americans

2-5-stars

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Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

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Hmm, where to start with this one? I had such high expectations for this book and it belly flopped. Big time. It just wasn’t enjoyable, this book fell short every step of the way for me. It was weird, jumpy, and I didn’t like the characters. But I like the cover, so you know.

If you want to see my full review click here. I listened to half of this on audiobook (it was dreadful) and read the second – which was much, much better.

Who knows, maybe a re-read would lighten my view of this book. I doubt it, but maybe.

Would I recommend it? No.


Six of Crows – One word: yes.

4stars

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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She’s at it again! Bardugo has come out with a super great novel, yet again, set in the same world as the Grisha trilogy. It’s a much more in-depth version of her writing and I have to say I loved every second.

Lots of people complain there’s too much of the back stories going on – but I thought it was all wonderful! I love it when you get the chance to really get to know your characters. I held off on the 5 stars for this one because I think the second one will be even better . . .

Would I recommend it? Yes!! To fantasy lovers, Grisha fans, and the adventurous!

(( This is another book I’m yet to review but will definitely be getting on to that soon! ))

Well that’s it for November! What will December bring?!

Here’s a sneak peak of what December has in store . . .

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A Game of Thrones
by George R. R. Martin
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Cyberwar
 by R. J. Huneke
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Dark Destiny
by Thomas Grave

And I’m sure there’ll be many, many more . . .


And that’s all folks!

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to do a full TBR for December, I think I’m going to just go with the flow. It is Christmas, after all!

I do promise that I’ll get back on top of my reviewing! I’m still chasing myself after my slack when I went on holiday – holidays, gosh, always getting in the way!


Further Reading

Want to chat more books with me? Find me on Twitter or Tumblr – I love to chat!

I’d love to hear your thoughts below about the books I read and what I’m currently reading – what do you think of those books? Have you read any amaazing books in November?! Let me know below!!

Arrivederci tutti and happy reading!

~~ Kirstie ~~


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