Happy December! Yep, 2018 is nearly over, is that a good or a bad thing? Not sure!
This month I’ve reviewed:
- The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond
- The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
- The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
- The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
- My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
My favourite read this month was The Hunting Party – a murder mystery with echoes of the great Agatha herself. I enjoyed every page and really, really recommend you give it a read when it’s published this January. I also took part in a blog tour in November for The Golden Orphans and love having the opportunity to do things like this. Not only does it make me read books I otherwise may not have heard of, or overlooked, but you get to help more people find out about a great book. Win / win.
Oh and for the first time in ages, I have actually managed to get a non-fiction read in! I wasn’t sure I really wanted to read Lily Allen’s bio when I got it from the library, but once I started reading, I was hooked. What a fascinating life she has lead – and this is such a brutally honest look at it that it’s truly a great read.
So, for December I’m looking at my TBR stack with a kind of wild-eyed panic and realising that I’m not going to read all the books I had planned to this year! Oh well. I’ve decided I’ll take a trip into Ancient Greece and read Circe by Madeline Miller and The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – both come highly recommended, so hopefully they live up to expectations. I’d also like to read a Christmas themed novel, but not a cheesy family drama or romance… anyone got any ideas? I’ll also be doing one of my favourite things and taking a look over all the books I’ve read this year to select my highlights. Love a good retrospective.
Until January then (eeeeekkk), Happy Reading!