Well this is going to be an easy round up – the only new book that I read from start to finish in November was CB The Croissant Bird which was a very lovely picture book. Other than that I got 3/4 through The Replacement and I am 16% through the November Smut Club book The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie aaaaand that’s it.
I am really enjoying those two books whenever I pick them up, I’ve just nor been in a reading sort of mood. I’ve watched TV, cuddled the cat, listened to podcasts, played XBox games… but not read. It has just been one of those slumps, ever since I finished Tinkers I’ve not been in the zone for reading. Mostly I’m not bothered by this – I have smashed my target for the year and life is too short to force yourself to do things you don’t want to do – but I am a little bit annoyed with myself for being so far behind on the Smut Club book, especially as I’m the one who picked it this time round!!!
I’m still reading The Hobbit with The Smalls in between other books. Of course, it is December now so we have our tradition of the Book Advent to work through as well at reading time but quite a lot of those are short picture books so we can read them as well as a chapter of The Hobbit on evenings the kids don’t have after-school clubs.
My December reads pile is, therefore, exactly the same as November’s. I’m going to try and get my reading head back on but I’m not going to force it – December is busy and chaotic enough without adding unnecessary pressure on myself!
Pu Songling – Wailing Ghosts (Penguin Little Black Classics #07): I skipped forward a couple of LBCs to find a fiction one after struggling with the last couple of non-fics and my desire to have an easy few reads after Tinkers. I am looking forward to discovering some Chinese folk stories as it is a culture I know very little about.
Brenna Yovanoff – The Replacement: I am very much enjoying this so far – it is an easy read with just the right amount of creepiness and peril to be engaging without being too deep and hard-hitting.
Teri Terry – Evolution: The beautiful, bright orange finale to the Dark Matter trilogy, I am looking forward to discovering how it all ends!
Siobhan Vivian –The List: My borrowed book for the month. This is not an author I am familiar with but I like the sound of the blurb a lot!
Whatever Smut Club Picks For December – Last year we did a ‘choose your own’ in December assuming we were all likely to get a book for Christmas. We all read something and then shared what we thought of it in January (and swapped books). I don’t know if this is the plan again this year or not, but I will let you know!
Have you read anything on my list? What are you reading this month?