The thing about writing a book blog is that you sort of have to read to a schedule. Mine isn’t particularly strict (I’m a mood reader and find it hard to read a certain genre if I’m not in the right place for it) but as I like to publish a certain amount of reviews a month and hit new release deadlines, I do always plan my reads per month.
SO it’s always a little tricky when I hit a month like this past one. I’ve lost my reading mojo. I had too many DNFs to count (although I know I will come back to some of these when I’m more in the mind frame for them) and now feel that I’ve slipped behind in my reading schedule. For someone who likes to plan and get ahead, this is the worst! I’m hoping the Christmas spirit of December (perhaps I’ll embrace Jolabokaflod – The Icelandic Christmas Eve Book Flood Tradition) will infuse some reading zest back into me!
My November Book Reviews:
(Click on book title for my full review.)
/ The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths
/ The Replacement by Melanie Golding
/ A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne
/ Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Thief by Maurice Leblanc
/ The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex
/ Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
I did read a lovely little selection of fiction in November. If pushed, I would say my favourites were The Lamplighters and The Postscript Murders. The only thing they have in common (apart from their great stories) is a seaside setting, otherwise The Lamplighters looks at a real-life inspired mystery of missing lighthouse keepers and The Postscript Murders is a bookish themed murder mystery with a cosy yet sinister plot that keeps you hooked.
I also tried Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Thief after watching the show Lupin on Netflix whose lead character, Assane is a huge fan of the books. Also very enjoyable.
What have you been reading this month? Let me know below!