Monthly Review: November 2019

I KNOW everyone is probably thinking it, but I really can’t get my head around the fact there is now only one month left in 2019?? November has zipped by and I’ve felt so busy; something that’s reflected in my reading (i.e: I’m doing less of it). So yes, I only posted four reviews this month, and they were…

My November Reviews:

/ Why Mummy Doesn’t Give a ****! by Gill Sims

/ The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

/ The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

/ Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaught and Sarah Breen

An unusual little mix now I look at them. One book that I really didn’t enjoy (The Silence of the Girls) but interestingly a lot of other people did, two that were continuations of comedy series’ I had previously read (Why Mummy… and Aisling) and were both highly enjoyable and a fantastic modern Gothic story (The Stranger Diaries) that introduced me to an author I’ll definitely be reading more of. On that note…

I was very excited to chat to the fantastic Elly Griffiths this month, author of The Stranger Diaries (and many other books) she talked to me about her inspiration, writing process and love of all things Gothic.

I also discovered that non-fiction November was a thing – but not until halfway through the month so, as you can see, I failed wildly on that front with the complete lack of non-fiction reads in the above list… Something I will rectify next November!

I guess it’s now time to start thinking about my books of the year. I have to admit, I do love reflecting back through my reviews and seeing which ones jump out at me as my favourites. It’s not always the ones I expect, which makes it all even more fun. I also love reading through everyone else’s end of year lists, I love a good countdown.

Until next month – Happy Reading!

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