December was a much better reading month than November. Granted, I only read two novels and the rest were easy to browse books that really don’t take too long to read cover to cover, but still. It was great and I especially tore through some more pages during my Christmas break. As a Christmas gift to myself, I ordered some illustrated Harry Potter books that were all available at half price from a Dutch online retailer, so I have completed that collection for the time being. Here’s what I read in the final month of 2017.
Maggie Stiefvater – Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Jennifer Donnelly – These Shallow Graves
J.K. Rowling – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
J. K. Rowling – A History of Magic
Brian Sibley – Harry Potter: Film Wizardry
Bob McCabe – Harry Potter: From Page to Screen
November was another month in which reading was scarce. I felt tired, a little sick at times and the reality of moving finally kicked in. I had little time to kick back and relax though because there was work and plenty of social engagements. So I had little time to read. The fact that I started a book that I just don’t feel very into, also didn’t help. But I did read one book that I did like and finish.
Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
October wasn’t much of a reading month for me. October was all about the move and DIYing. So I saw more paint brushes, hammers and nails than I did books. But near the end of the month, after the move had been completed, I was able to squeeze in a little bit of reading. So I don’t have much for you this time, but there is something there.
Angela Carter – The Magic Toyshop
September wasn’t a great reading month for me. I only read 3 books. I had a lot of teaching to do and I felt knackered after those days. The fact that the books I read were so-so and not the more engaging stories ever, also make it harder to read more. So this was a mediocre reading month with mediocre books, but I’m going to share them with you nonetheless.
Natasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Boys
Maggie Stiefvater – The Dream Thieves
July is gone and so are 5 books that I read this past month. Yes, 5 book. Despite the first two weeks of the month being quite hectic, I ended up making up during the later weeks of the month because a) I have a week of vacation and b) I feel well-rested and energized which makes me want to read. Here’s the 5 books I read in July.
Cassandra Clare – Lord of Shadows (Dark Artifices #2)
E. Lockhart – We Were Liars
Jim Butcher – Storm Front (Dresden Files #1)
Steven Hall – The Raw Shark Texts
Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Almost half way through July, but better late than never: here is my June book review. I read another 4 books last month, which seems to be my average. So far I’ve read 26 books this year, which means I’m still right on track for completing my reading goal for this year. Last year around this time, I was doing a lot worse and summer vacation is almost near, so I hope to be reading some more and get ahead of the schedule again.
Leslie Silbert – The Intelligencer
Alex Grecian – The Harvest Man
Jonathan Stroud – Lockwood & Co – The Creeping Shadow
Lauren Kate – Fallen
May was another good reading month. I finished my 4th and final book of the month pretty much on the dot right on the 31st. And yes, I say 4, because I did read 4 books, but the 4th physical copy of the first book I read last month is now lent out. But that doesn’t mean I can’t review it of course!
Ben Aaronovitch – The Hanging Tree
Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
Heidi Heilig – The Girl from Everywhere
Marissa Meyer – Winter (Lunar Chronicles)