Sorry for the super late November recap – I’ve been busy with school, and have somehow caught a very bad cold despite all of my hand-washing and germaphobe behaviors… my brain feels like mush, and mush isn’t really productive. But November was such an awesome book month in the book community, especially with Sci-Fi Month and Nonfic November… my book ratings prove it! During Thanksgiving break, I also marathoned through the Cat Who mystery books like a fiend. I actually got behind in reading/ranting because of school, so I wasn’t present as much as I hoped, but thanks for still stopping by and sharing your opinions about the books I’ve reviewed! 😊
SCI-FI REVIEWS, RANKED
- Parasite by Mira Grant (be prepared to be engrossed and grossed out!)
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (the world-building is incredible!)
- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (engrossingly vivid, mildly disturbing)
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (kids do WHAT?!)
NON-FICTION REVIEWS, RANKED
- Genome by Matt Ridley (more fun than textbooks)
- Gulp by Mary Roach (ONOMNOM)
- You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney (small chunks of entertainment)
DID NOT (AND WILL NOT) FINISH
I DNF’ed quite a lot of the books this month, and I don’t know if it’s because I was super busy or because I’m running out of patience. I tried really hard to get through Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), but the book version just didn’t do it for me. I might try the audiobook at some point, since I seem to enjoy humor audiobooks more than physical books. And Silver Bells was the holiday book that I started but dropped after reading, like, 5 pages. The writing style was a little boring, and maybe it’s too early to start holiday books… Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? was also a no-go, because it seems as though the answers to the questions are provided by readers of the New Scientist magazine, and sometimes one question has multiple readers’ answers/opinions and I don’t know if it’s pure fact or what. Also, this one might work better as a bathroom reader. The Avery Shaw Experiment was a Friday Find, but I just couldn’t stand the oh-so-perfect male protagonist and the why-didn’t-I-realize-how-beautiful-she-was female protagonist.
BOOKS TO START IN DECEMBER
HOLIDAY BOOKS YEAHHH! Or, that’s the plan if my brain resolidifies itself sometime soon… 😷
How did your November go?
What books did you enjoy reading this month?
What books are you looking forward to reading in December?