#RockMyTBR November Update (2019)

Hi everyone! This is much later than planned, we’re about halfway through December, and I usually try to get my update posts up in the first couple of days, but it took me a while to finish my last book of November and so that kind of pushed it back a little, so sorry about that. November was a pretty stressful month for me workwise, but I did have a lovely “Fake Christmas” with my friends Hannah and Zoe a couple of weeks ago, which was so much fun, always one of my favourite things in the run up to Christmas.

November, like October was a much slower month of reading than I would have liked. I read three books (though honestly the last one was largely read this month!) and I was once again largely reading the same book through most of the month. For anyone who is new to the blog, #RockMyTBR is a challenge set up by Sarah K at The YA Book Traveler, and I’ve borrowed it for my blog over the last few years. It’s pretty simple, you basically just pick a list of books from your TBR (Twitter chooses mine for me), and read them over the course of the year. My total this month did take me to my challenge goal of 40 though, so I’ve officially completed my Goodreads challenge, which is awesome. Here is what I read in November:

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Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas:

My audiobook read of the month, I FINALLY finished this one in November after reading it on and off for a year! I did enjoy it in the end, it was a satisfying ending to the series, but it was WAY TOO LONG. It did not need to be 980 pages. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/kingdom-of-ash-throne-of-glass-7-review/

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo:

This was the YA Addicted Book Group’s Book of The Month for November and as it was one of my most anticipated books of the year, I joined in. Unfortunately I didn’t love this one quite as much as I hoped, it was good but it was so slow paced and I was kind of overwhelmed with the worldbuilding. I read this one from 30th October-22nd November. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/ninth-house-alex-stern-1-review/

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson:

This was my #RockMyTBR book for November, and I was quite disappointed, for a 300 page book, it was incredibly slow paced, and lacked depth, both in the characters and the world building. I read this one from 22nd November-12th December. Here is my review of it:

https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/12/14/an-enchantment-of-ravens-review/

So that’s what I read in November, here’s what I have coming up for the rest of this month:

Reign of The Fallen-Sarah Glenn Marsh

My #RockMyTBR read for December, and final one of the year. I started it on my train journey up to Stirling from Cambridge yesterday, and it’s been pretty good so far, I’m hoping I will finish this challenge on a high.

Hunting Prince Dracula-Keri Maniscalco

My final audiobook read of 2019, I really enjoyed Stalking Jack The Ripper when I read it back in September, so I’m hoping this one will be just as good.

The Fowl Twins-Eoin Colfer

Honestly I haven’t really been feeling this one, but my Netgalley ratio is not doing so good, so I’m hoping I can finish it before the year is out.

So I’ve obviously finished my Goodreads Challenge now, but how are yours going? Anyone getting close? How did your November reading go? Let me know in the comments!

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