Last year, I saw a great bunch of posts about what book bloggers were reading the year before, and it got me curious. What was I reading this time last year—and the year before that, and the year before that? Never one to do things halfway, here’s everything I read during every November of 2010-2020—and which ones come out on top!
*Adopts Miranda Priestly voice* Vampires, in autumn? How original. (You win, Eclipse.)
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
One book this month, but a long one!
An unusual collection of books–the Dickens was a uni read–but Messenger of Fear has one of my favourite ever book covers, so I’m giving it the win on shallow aesthetic alone.
More uni reads! These were both for a module I really loved, and I enjoyed both–but I went on to write two separate (successful and enjoyable, because I am a nerd who likes to write them) essays on The Turn of the Screw, so I’m giving that the win. (Though honestly, both are haunting, and I would recommend both.)
Well, one uni read–the Dickens again; can you guess what my degree was in?!–and two very different personal reads! Ana and Zak was adorable, and I really enjoyed it; but Christina Lauren have since come to claim a corner of my heart, so I’m giving Bastard, my introduction to their glory, the win.
And another month full of uni reads! An easy win, too–Garden was hit and miss, and I loathed Huck Finn, but I ADORED Rebecca. Actually really want to reread it, now…
Apparently I read nothing in November of 2014? Unlikely, but moving on!
The Originals by Cat Patrick
I actually remember exactly where I was when I finished this, and how cold the weather was, and how I wished I had gloves to turn the page to save my purpling fingers. Where have eight years gone?!
Apparently I’m missing 2012 and 2011 (can you tell I hadn’t started tracking my reading on Goodreads, and gave up back-tracking it?), so moving to…
Fire by Kristin Cashore
God, I loved this book–three cheers for the series reread I’ve got planned next month!
So which November book takes the top prize as my Ultimate November Read?
Honestly, I’d be surprised a uni read won one of these, if it wasn’t Rebecca–it’s so damn deserving! Now, about that reread…
Do you agree? Which of these would be your favourite–or what’s your favourite ever November read?
(December’s best coming soon!)