Wow! I can’t believe that another month has passed so quickly, and we’re into the final month of 2019! It’s been a very busy reading month for me which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Work has been hectic, with assessments and parents’ evenings, not to mention beginning preparation for our Christmas Production but I still managed to get lots of reading done!
I took part in a fabulous Readathon, Believe in the Impossible, which led to me reading 12 books, and posting 8 reviews. My wrap-up post is here.
Other books read
I’ve also read Starchild Book One: The Age of Akra, and Angel on the Roof by Shirley Hughes. This brings my total of books read this month to 14.
It was my birthday this month which meant I got book pressies from my husband! He bought me these gorgeous books which I’m really looking forward to reading during December/January.
Other books bought!
I didn’t realise how many books I’d bought this month until I went to check. No wonder I have so many on my TBR! I bought 14 books this month which is quite a lot – even for me! I loved The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club so much (read for Believathon) that I just had to but the next two.
Sophie Anderson, one of my favourite authors, recommended Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platanov and Koshka’s Tales: Stories from Russia as reading her books has made me want to read more Russian folklore.
I went to a poetry workshop with the wonderful Joseph Coelho which was brilliant fun! Of course, I just had to get a few signed copies for my class library.
I went to London a week ago and I always buy books when I go into Foyles. This time I bought Way of the Waves as I loved the first book in the series, Riddle of the Runes. I also bought The Titanic Detective Agency as I loved Lindsay’s first book, Guardians of the Wild Unicorns (which was also the first book I was approved to read on NetGalley). I love nothing better than browsing in a bookshop, so was really pleased to find Snow and Rose which looked intriguing.
I also bought Pearl in the Ice as I’ve read some fantastic reviews for it. I bought Starchild: The Healing Stone as I’d read the first two for a Blog Tour and really loved the series, so want to continue reading it. I imported West as I’m going to be reading North Child and wanted to be able to pick up the next one in the series. I’ve been meaning to pick up a book by Katherine Arden for a while now and, when a parent recommended The Bear and the Nightingale, I decided to get it.
I was invited on my first ever Blog Tour for Awa and the Dreamrealm. I’m also taking part in another two Blog Tours in December and another one in February. I never thought when I started my Blog that I’d get the chance to take part in Blog Tours, so I’m very excited and grateful to be given the opportunity.
I’ve now earned my ‘Top Reviewer’ badge on NetGalley and am close to my ’25 reviews’ badge. I have 4 books on my NetGalley shelf which I hope to read in December.
Wow! It’s been a busy book month as always – and I wouldn’t have it any other way! How has your reading month been? Have you read any of these?