November Wrap Up (2016)

From my reviews it may be obvious: University reading has taken over my bookish life. I was looking forward to the Christmas break to finish some of my own choices, before remembering I should be reading ahead for next term. I love being a student again, but after getting used to setting my own targets, reading a set list is a strange throwback experience. 

I spent several days at the beginning of this month in bed with flu. The silver lining of being cooped up ill is usually some reading, but a combination of a pounding headache and high fever made me completely unable to focus on anything at all. I did start Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows but didn’t get very far at the time.

I’ve also upped my reading goal for the year again, having hit my previously raised target of sixty. I’m now heading for seventy books, which seems a bit ludicrous given how nervous I was about getting anywhere near fifty at the start of the year. I’m amazed by how thoroughly my reading habits have changed over the past two years, and I love that there’s less pressure for every new book to be amazing, because as a proportion of what I read, it won’t dominate.

Books I Read This Month

Black Water by Louise Doughty
236 of 343 pages
Review here

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton
304 pages
Review here

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
571 pages
Review here

Cove by Cynan Jones
95 pages
Review here

Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
159 pages
Review 3rd December

2016 Reading Progress – new, new target: 63/ 70 books

Books I Started This Month

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Books I Bought This Month

Cove by Cynan Jones
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey
Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
The First Bad Man by Miranda July
Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh
Landing by Laia Fábregas
Pincher Martin by William Golding


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