Hi, everyone! I finally got to my November wrap-up! I didn’t finish everything I wanted to, but it was still a decent month for me!
1. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
I…didn’t realize how sweet this was going to be: it would induce so many cavities, to be honest. But I loved it so much. Not Your Sidekick was an amazing, fluffy read, and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on its sequel, Not Your Villain!
2. The Snow Witch by Rosie Boyes
As much as I loved Not Your Sidekick, I hated strongly disliked The Snow Witch. Seriously. Which is so sad because I could have seen myself liking it, too! It was a cold, winter tale, and for the most part, it was nice! Ya know, except for the fact that it constantly used stereotypes and the G-slur for Romani/Roma people. C’mon, y’all, it’s 2018.
3. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
I liked Let the Right One In because it was mostly a character study about many different characters within the novel, but I also didn’t care for it too much because it was pretty boring… especially since it was a horror book about vampires. I was expecting more action. And FYI, there’s a character who’s a pedophile, so TW/CW for that. But yeah, overall, it was pretty good, but probably not something I’d be recommending any time soon.
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I don’t have a review simply because I don’t feel like reviewing Harry Potter on my blog…at this point, it would feel like beating a dead horse. But since I’m reading it for #HPReadAlong, I figured I’d put it in my wrap-ups, considering I did read it during the month. So, yeah, I did enjoy the first book, but I can see that it, and probably the second one, are the weakest in the series, hench the low-ish rating compared to how others would rate it. I would be surprised to see my ratings increase as the series goes on.
5. Canary by Rachele Alpine
This rating started at three stars, but the more I thought about this book, the more I disliked it, so I bumped it down to two stars. Anywho, I read Canary for class, and…it was fine? I guess? I suppose it wasn’t the absolute worst thing that I read, but boy oh boy, does it have issues. Another book I didn’t review because I don’t feel like putting myself through that a second time (I essentially wrote a review of it for my class by doing a “pros and cons” on what it did well and not so well in regards to sexual violence).
And there you have it, everyone! Everything that I read in November. Here’s to hoping I read even more this month, and that I read better stuff, haha.
What did you all read last month? Let me know!
Until next time~