November : My Month in Review

Posted On 30 November 2018

Filed under Book Reviews

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Oh my giddy aunt – December is almost upon us.  I am not prepared for this at all.  I will not panic – I do not panic, I may sometimes need to take deep, steadying breaths of fresh air but panicking is not the thing.  Where is 2018 going to though – into a black hole I think.  Anyways.  I’ve read 8 books this month.  I’ve also completed my fourth batch of SPFBO books and my update will hopefully be posted tomorrow.  I’m stepping up the pace for December.  I’m going to post my final 6 books as one batch and aim to read them by the middle of the month with an update, that way I can read my semi finalists and choose a winner.  Phew!  What’s that saying, The best laid plans….something, something, something – I can do this – I just need to concentrate on the deep breathing mentioned above.  My lovely looking covers for the month can be found here. Here’s my month in review:

Books read:  this month = 8 (with reviews linked)

  1. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  2. An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
  3. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  4. Dragonshadow (Heartstone #2) by Elle Katharine White
  5. Someone Like Me by MR Carey
  6. Songwoman by Ilka Tampke
  7. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean – review to follow
  8. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley – review to follow

What’ve you been reading??

Backlist books


Unfinished series completed:


Books Bought: 

  1. The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library series Book 4) Genevieve Cogman


Review Books

  1. The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  2. The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
  3. Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
  4. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
  5. A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher
  6. Across the Void by SK Vaughn
  7. The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
  8. The Orphanage of Gods by Helena Coggan
  9. Fog Season by Patrice Sarath
  10. The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  11. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters

This does look like a lot of review books but, in fairness, they’re spread out in terms of publish dates and there were a couple on here that I wasn’t expecting – i.e one I forgot I’d asked for and one I thought I’d been declined! Ahem….

So, moving on.  Cover compare:

I think I prefer the first of these – I know it doesn’t give much away but I like the colours and overall feel.   Not sure what to make of that huge pin!  Thoughts??

Finally, the SPFBO.  The fourth month is coming to an end and I should have my update posted tomorrow.  I’m posting the final six months as one batch and will hopefully have an update on my final fifth batch by, at the latest, 15th December – then I need to choose my finalist – sounds so easy doesn’t it!

12 Responses to “November : My Month in Review”

  1. passmethatbook

    Lots of those are on my TBR as well, especially Little Darlings. I love the finalized cover, its just spooky and beautiful and perfect for this time of year! I tried to request an arc early, but sadly didn’t get it so may have to wind up buying it. Is it worth it? I’ve been hearing mixed things about it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve not read Little Darlings yet – it does sound good so I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yeah, I’m also a little freaked out by the fact that it’s December tomorrow. And I hadn’t heard of Little Darlings before, but your post made me look it up and now I’m intrigued. I went and requested it, darn you 😛

  3. Greg

    8 books is great- especially with a Brandon Sanderson in there haha. That’s more like 10 books? 🙂

    I’m loving that first Little Darlings cover…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, and the blurb for Little Darlings sounds very intriguing.
      Lynn 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    To be honest I’m not prepared at all for December either and we’re two days in already, hahaha… O.o I think you had a great November! Good luck this last month of the year!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I think my reading will slow down even further this month – far too much socialising on the cards.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Wow, so many good books. I wouldn’t know where to start!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – so many books, so little time, but good problems to have.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    My that is a lot of review copies, but they have some great covers so no wonder you were tempted! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Fortunately they’re all not due for review at the same time – phew.
      Lynn 😀

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