It's one of the last weekly wrap-ups of 2019! My, how time flies! Between Christmas celebrations, seeing friends, and trying to wrap up at work before the holidays, I've been pretty busy and distracted. Therefore I haven't finished any new books this week, but I'm in the middle of a bunch of them!
November has come to a close and now no one has any excuse to make fun of me for my aggressive Christmas cheer -- hooray! I fell off the blogging wagon a little toward the end of the month, but my reading has been strong and I'm slowly but surely catching up on reviews. Check out everything I read and hauled in the month of November!
I went on a big crime novel binge in October and The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake was one of the books I picked up. I adore the author as a person, having met her a couple of times at events like YALC, and this was the perfect time to pick up her latest book. I was absolutely delighted by this fantastic, twisty YA Nordic thriller.
November is coming to a close (?!) and it's time to pull out the hot water bottles, cuddly blankets, and hot chocolate mix. With the change in weather it really feels like winter time, and winter time means more reading! This post is quite late, but what the heck, it was mostly written anyway. Check out the books I read and acquired since our last update!
I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, but when I do pick it up I tend to lean toward history books. My friend Amber listened to the audiobook for The Five over the summer and it sounded so intriguing! I ended up picking it up and absolutely loving it too, not just for the social history aspect but because it, for the first time, gives a voice to the women who were murdered by England’s most infamous serial killer.
I hadn’t read much YA crime, however Truly Devious got me interested in the genre and I devoured a ton of it in October. One of the books I read during this binge was One of Us is Lying, one of the most popular books in this genre. Having heard so many mixed opinions on it, I was super curious to see what the story was. One of Us is Lying is a delightfully twisted tale that reads like The Breakfast Club, but with more murder.
I read Age of Assassins this summer and absolutely loved it — that book also led me to Barker’s latest book in a new series, The Bone Ships. I picked up Blood of Assassins the other month and while I didn’t love it as much as the previous book, I thought it was a fantastic sequel.