I didn’t read a huge amount in November so I decided to combine my wrap-up for the last two months.
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett. This is the kind of YA I love. It’s about art, the parents actually play a part in the story, and it has the main characters actually talking about sex and what they like/ don’t like.
Am I Normal Yet by Holly Bourne. I have a full review of this to come at some point because my opinion is very divided. I love the mental health aspects of this, I could totally relate to the main character when she is talking about not wanting her new friends to know about her illness. But it also has moments where the characters would go on about not needing boyfriends but then immediately move on to them worrying about why guys don’t like them. It was very strange.
Judas Unchained by Peter F Hamilton. This book is huge and epic and I love it.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. This book started off a little random, but it turned into a cute little story and the art style is really nice. One thing I do want to ask is, did she really need to give a shark boobs to show the character is female?
All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher. I think this is a good book but it wasn’t written for me. Most of the advice would be of more use to teenagers still in school or just moving on to high school. And yeah I left high school a long long time ago *sobs*
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith. I watched a video where someone said that Cormoran Strike is basically Mad Eye Moody and my mind was sort of blown because it’s totally the truth. I wouldn’t say this was her best book but I really do enjoy this series, I love the characters and omg the cliffhanger (is that a spoiler?).
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller. This was a nice quick read, it’s the type of book you want to continue reading to find out what happens. But I wasn’t all that amazed by it.
The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J Walker. I really enjoyed this. Part of it is set in Edinburgh and that somehow made it feel more real to me because I had been to the places that the author is describing. You could feel the tension building all the way through the book to the point where I genuinely expected zombies to appear. A must read if you like end of the world type books.
Shtum by Jem Lester. This book won’t be released till May but seriously guys. It’s going to be big. It’s very similar to The Shock of the Fall and those books about mental illness/ disabilities. Though this is different in that while it’s about a boy with autism, it’s really more about the boy’s Dad.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This book is hilarious but also heartbreaking when you realise why it’s funny. Definitely one to read if you are a fan of The Hundred Year Old Man by Jonas Jonasson.
Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind by Anne Charnock. This book is trying to be a little like Cloud Atlas in that it is three stories which are all interconnected. I enjoyed the stories separately but it wasn’t very clear how they were connected.