November was a really good reading month for me. My total was 31 books and a surprising amount of 4 and 5 star books, which I would cont as a win even if I had read less.
1 Star: Two of these books I picked up because of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards, but sadly I didn’t enjoy them. Confessions of the Fox was the biggest disappointment, not only is a NetGalley ARC but it has a transgender main character, but the word was too confusing. The Wicked Deep was just cliche.
2 Stars: The Oracle Year was a book that I didn’t finish either but still had some intriguing parts. In the end I just didn’t like the characters and thus was not invested.
3 Stars: It’s rare that I have so few books in the category, but that’s fine by me! I really wanted to like The Lady’s Guide to Petticotes and Piracy more, and don’t get me wrong it is a fun book. It just didn’t feel as good as the previous book. Aru Shah and the End of Time was actually a book I didn’t finish, but still felt like it deserved a good rating. I’ll go into that more in my review.
4 Stars: Tamora Pierce is a new author to me but as you can see by this category and the next one, I’ve been enjoying her books a lot! I’m really glad that I was able to read The Parenthood Decision, even if the author held some wacky views, it was very helpful for me. Petra, So You Want To Talk About Race and Hunger are probably my top books from this category. Although I did enjoy Rule a lot more than I thought I would.
5 Stars: I think this is the most 5 star books I’ve had all year! All of these books are ones I hope to own someday, especially The Word Collector and The Self-Sufficient Life.
How was your reading this month? Did you participate in the Goodreads Choice Awards? Let me know in the comments if you’ve loved any of the books that I read in November!