November 2020 Wrap Up

Hey guys! Today I am sharing with you my November 2020 wrap up and I had a really great month! I read ten books in total but sadly I didn’t enjoy most of them and one especially ended up being a massive disappointment. Here’s what I read:

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton: This was not what I was expecting at all and it was a good book to kick off the month with. The story follows detective duo Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, and his bodyguard Arent Hayes. Pipps has been arrested, accused of a crime he may or may not have committed, and is being transported to Amsterdam for his execution. While he’s locked in a cell, the rest of the passengers are being stalked by what some believe to be a demon. Lives are threatened and with Pipps imprisoned, that leaves Arent so solve the mystery. I was very surprised by the Sherlock Holmes/John Watson similarity and it was really enjoyable. I liked how the mystery was contained on the ship, it made the stakes a lot higher and the tension throughout was very palpable. It dragged out a bit towards the end and it got a little hard to follow what was happening, but overall it was a fantastic thriller.

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November 2020 TBR

Hey guys! As you can tell from the title, today I’ll be talking about my November TBR. I have two weeks off and England is in a month-long lockdown from tomorrow, so I should get plenty of reading done seeing as I can’t go anywhere. Here’s what I want to read:

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton: I started this just before Halloween, but I was no where near finished so I’ve had to carry it over into November. I’ve got about 200 pages left now so I should finish it soon! It’s not at all what I was expecting, but I’m enjoying it so far.

The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo: I’m hoping I can read this one fairly quickly seeing as it’s short stories. I wasn’t planning on buying it but I love the Illumicrate version. I really hope it’s better than The Language of Thorns. I struggled to finish that one and only enjoyed one of the stories.

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October 2020 TBR

Hey guys! Today I am sharing my October TBR and after the disaster last month, I hope to read a lot more books! I’ve picked a good selection and some potentially creepy books for Halloween! Even though Halloween won’t be the same this year, I can still pick some good books for it. Here’s what I want to read this month:

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab: I am so excited to finally read this! It sounds like Schwab’s most exciting book yet. A deal with the devil? A curse where a girl is forgotten by everyone? It sounds so chilling and haunting. Schwab always writes such amazing stories and I can’t wait to read this one.

Someone’s Listening by Seraphina Nova Glass: I’m really intrigued by this one. Faith Finley is a talented psychologist who wrote a book on escaping a predator and now one is coming for her. It sounds incredibly twisty; I’ve already read the first couple chapters and the writing so far is brilliant. I think I will enjoy this one!

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