November Wrap-up!

I have to say that I have a good reading month considering that I’m getting out of my slump. I managed to read 5 books this month. According to my Goodreads reading challenge, I am on track BUT I am already ahead of 2 books. I’ll justify myself in a sec.

Let’s get into the books!

1. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ‘

I really enjoy this book. I love the concept and the characters. It is not perfect but the pacing and the chapters really pushed me to finish this book quickly.

2. The Clique (The Clique #1) by Lisi Harrison – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•

I know that this book is not really a perfect 5 out of 5 stars book. However, this is a reread. It is the first book that brought me in the bookworm world and I owed this book so much. Plus, the nostalgia of reading this back when I was high school and reading it now gets the best of me. I would always love this series no matter what.

3. Best Friends For Never (The Clique #2) by Lisi Harrison – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•

Same reason with the first book, this book is the no-brainer answer as to what gets me out of my reading slump or what prevents my slump. The book is less than 300 pages and it is witty.

4. A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ—πŸŒ‘

I’ve been influenced by Detective Conan because I’ve been reading that manga series ever since I graduated from college. Shinichi Kudo or Conan is a Sherlockian and a detective as well so my interest has been piqued since then. And now that I finally read this book, I am so happy because it is a book worth reading. However, this book is not a very strong debut novel. There is a back story of the criminal in the book and it felt out of place in the story. It can just be told in the form of a narrative by the criminal but it is a back story of about a chapter or two? That’s my only issue with this book.

5. The Sign of the Four (Sherlock Holmes #2) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ˜

Doyle’s book gets better and better! There is a development in this book. There are no unnecessary chapters and the back story of the criminal is finally in the narrative format! I did not give this a perfect 5 because I am not really engrossed with the story (or maybe because I stopped for a couple of days before continuing the book). However, the book is short and I really enjoyed the vibes the of the whole book!


Justifying myself in three… two… one!

So I just told you that I’m 2 books ahead of my reading challenge but I’m on track on my Goodreads account. The thing is I read A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four in a bind-up of the complete Sherlock Holmes novel and I’m only rating it as I update the number of pages that I have read. So technically, I’m still reading the whole bind-up but I already finish 2 books in that bind-up and I didn’t rate it separately. So instead of 54/60 books, I already read 56/60 books! Hooray for me.

How about you guys? How is your reading month?

Till my next blog!

Maria ❀

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