October is finally over and November is now upon us (Sci-Fi Month yay!). October was great month reading-wise. I read some amazing books and discovered wonderful authors. Also, it was the first month in a while that I really got back into reading, August and September were very meh month in terms of reading, I had issues connecting with anything and I had trouble finishing books, however, now things are back to normal which is good! I haven’t read that many books this month but since some of them were pretty long and that I don’t have that much time to read, I’m very happy overall! 😀
Also, I am pretty happy with how some of the reviews I wrote turned out. I feel like the more I review books, the more I understand them because I spend a lot of time thinking about them after reading. My blog is now a little over a year old and I’m so glad I started it, I think that it helped me a lot to improve my English (it’s far from perfect but I reread some of my older reviews and ugh, they are full of mistakes that I didn’t see at the time) but it also made me discover great blogs and great books! I know I’m not the most regular blogger but, I really love the process! Anyway, stop rambling Maryam, let’s talk about books!
- Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay ★★★★ 1/2
- A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson ★★★★ 1/2
- Anathem by Neal Stephenson ★★★★★
- The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber ★★★1/2
- The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley ★★★ 1/2
- Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow ★★★1/2
- Every Mountain Made Low by Alex White ★★★
Favorite Read of the Month
I haven’t posted a review of it yet because I was waiting for Sci-Fi Month but I really loved it. I attempted to read Anathem several times this year and I couldn’t get into the story but I’m so glad I persevered. I now want to read everything written by Stephenson!
A Taste of Honey and Children of Earth and Sky were also pretty damn amazing so I have to make a little honorary mention for them! 😛
I read a quarter of this book before giving up, it was just way too weird for me, I like weird but I like to understand a bit what I’m reading too and it wasn’t the case at all with this book. I wasn’t the right person for this book, I’m sure it has its public (if you enjoy Jeffrey Ford you’ll probably love this) but it wasn’t my cup of tea.
Currently-Reading and November Reading Plans
November is Sci-Fi Month so I’ll be reading a ton of SF! At the moment, I’m reading Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel but I don’t know if I’ll end up finishing it. I am halfway through and I don’t especially care about the story at this point. The audiobook is very good though so I might continue on. I would also like to read Europe in Winter by Dave Hutchinson, I read the first chapter on a whim and it was pretty amazing! I would also like to read The Promise of the Child by Tom Toner, Faller by Will McIntosh, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, A Closed and Common Orbit by Beckie Chambers, Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, Revelations Space by Reynolds, Arkwright by Allen Steele. I know I won’t be able to read all of them but I would like to read as many of them as possible. Also, I kind of want to reread Seveneves. I don’t know, so many books !
How was your month? What books do you want to read this month? Are you participating in Sci-Fi Month? 🙂
Have a great month of November!