Hi! Happy December! 🙂
A couple weeks ago I posted my wrap up for the months of April through June, so this post will be dedicated to the books that I read from July through November. In my last post I mentioned how I haven’t been reading much and that I hadn’t changed throughout the rest of the year. Although, July was probably my best month and then it started to go downhill after that. I didn’t even finish a single book in September. 😦 I’m so behind on my Goodreads challenge and I don’t see myself completing it this year. I think at this point in time I am 12 books behind, sigh.
With that being said, I am going to jump into my wrap up for July through November. You can find a full list of the books that I read so far this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.
Anatomy by Dana Schwartz – 3 out of 5 stars (July)
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Saenz – 5 out of 5 stars (July)
The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom – 3 out of 5 stars (July)
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado – 4 out of 5 stars (July)
This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede – 4 out of 5 stars (July)
Finding Chika by Mitch Albom – 4 out of 5 stars (July)
The Fervor by Alma Katsu – 3 out of 5 stars (July)
Birds of California by Katie Cotugno – DNF (July)
Tuesedays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – 3 out of 5 stars (August)
Gallant by V.E. Schwab – 4 out of 5 stars (August)
I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy – 4 out of 5 stars (October)
Yours Cruelly, Elvira by Cassandra Peterson – 4 out of 5 stars (November)
Even though I didn’t read as much throughout August, October, and November; I did read some pretty good books and a handful of them were books that I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World was definitely my favorite and the only five star that I gave for these. I was looking for something Halloweenish to read in October, so I started Yours Cruelly, Elvira and while I didn’t finish it in October, I did finally get it finished last month. I actually really liked it and reading about her life. She definitely had some crazy stories and a pretty wild life, but there were a lot of fun moments and she’s pretty funny. 👻 Caught up on a couple Mitch Albom books I haven’t read. I think there’s only one left that I haven’t read yet. I’ve always liked reading his books. Overall, I am happy with the books that I read.
I need to work on 2023 pages and posts for my blog. Maybe change up the look a bit. I also need to update my 2022 book spreadsheet. I am really hoping that I will come around here more at the start of the new year because I miss blogging. Even if I post other types of posts and not just book related ones when I’m not reading much, I still want to blog and I want to catch up with you guys. Like I said in my last post, I feel out of the loop in the book community now. So behind on all the new releases and upcoming releases. I’m sure there are a ton of books I should have bought and haven’t because I missed them! Speaking of buying books, I may or may not do couple wrap up posts. It’s been so long and I’ve gotten a lot of books since the last one. So it might end up being a big post or one that needs to be separated like these wrap ups were. We shall see!
To end this post, here is a picture I took to celebrate that it’s now the Christmas season!!! 🎄 Does anyone have their Christmas trees up yet? I have mine up, but still need to put on the ornaments. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you celebrate? Any fun traditions?
In case you missed it;
Wrap Up|| April – June.
I hope you have a great day and weekend!