In previous years I have been creating a list of books to read based on my age, but I have not always been good about actually reading those books. However, this year I have decided to not do that and instead I’m going to try to read 23 specific books since it is 2023. I’m hoping that this is a more manageable number for me, but I guess we’ll see. I’m going to list the books down below. Let me know if you have read any of them, and which ones I should prioritize.
December was also a busy month, and I think by this time I was feeling a little burnt out from the year. My course was all wrapped up at the start of the month. Then I celebrated my birthday and it was Christmas and my family was visiting. I didn’t get as muhc reading done as I wanted but I read some good stuff anyways. Let’s just dive into it!
Hello, book fans! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done a tag and I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been on top of doing stuff for the blog. I feel a little bit bad about neglecting my blog-sibilities, but I have to admit that I have just been really busy lately and haven’t had a lot of time to spend on blogging. (Sometimes when I am procrastinating on work, I am unable to spend any time on anything else that might be productive. It’s weird). One of my resolutions this year is to be better at the blog, so I wanted to write this post up for you.
I will fully admit that I am incredibly behind on all of my blog stuff but I am here to finally catch up. First on the docket is my November haul and wrap up. November was a busy month for me because it was report card time and I was also taking a course which really took up a lot of my extra time. So let’s just get into it.
**Disclaimer: I recieved a free advanced reader’s copy of Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire is a fantasy novel in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series. This novel revolves around a character named Antsy whose life when severely downhill after her father died. She ends up running away from home and finding herself in the shop where all the lost things go. The novel is set to be published on January 10th, 2023. I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads.
**Disclaimer: I received a free eARC of Someone is Always Watching by Kelley Armstrong through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Someone is Always Watching by Kelley Armstrong is a young adult mystery novel. It features a group of young people who go to a private school run by the company their parents work for. One girl begins acting very strangely and they quickly realize that something very strange is going on. It is set to be published on January 3rd, 2023. I rated it 3 stars on Goodreads.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced readers copy of The Villa by Rachel Hawkins through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
The Villa by Rachel Hawkins is an adult mystery thriller. It covers two timelines: one where a struggling writing travels to Italy with her childhood best friend, and another where some young troubled people spend a summer in the same villa in Italy but it ends in tragedy. It is set to be published on January 3rd, 2023. I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads.
**Disclaimer: I received a free advanced readers copy of Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales is a young adult romance novel about two girls who agree to go on a reality television show where the premise is to date your ex again and see if the romance is sparked once more. Only, one of the girls came to the show for a different reason. It is set to be published on November 29th, 2022. I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads.
October was a really good reading month. I read more than I thought I would get to, and the overall quality of the things that I read was really great. I enjoyed reading some spooky things for October. It felt very seasonally appropriate. It was also an exciting month for book buying because I ended up doing a Book Outlet order and treated myself a little bit.
**Disclaimer: I received an advanced readers copy of A Turn of the Tide by Kelley Armstrong through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for this opportunity.
A Turn of the Tide by Kelley Armstrong is an adult romance novel based around the premise of time travel. This is the third book in the series, and is focussed on the younger sister of the protagonist of the second novel. Miranda goes through the time stitch hoping to see the future, and instead ends up in the past where she gets caught up in a fantastic adventure. The novel was published on October 4th, 2022. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.