Happy December, everyone! November was a pretty good reading month for me compared to what the months before were like. It’s also the month I cam back to book blogging after a little hiatus.
I read five books! Which is about average for me. I saw someone post their wrap-up saying they were upset they only read six books last month–like, girl, that’s a great month for me! Just goes to show that everyone’s reading habits are different. Don’t compare your reading to someone else’s! We all have different lives and different capacities for free time. That said, I think the most important thing I have continued to work on is making that time for reading. There are lots of times when I will be on TikTok when I could be relaxing with a book. I’m not saying TikTok time isn’t also important, but sometimes it’s good to go offline. And if I’m finding that I’m not getting much reading done, it’s because I get stuck on social media for two hours and forget about my books. ANYWAY, let’s get to the books!
What was most surprising for me this month was the number of YA contemporaries and really great NetGalley ARCS I finished. I don’t normally read YA contemporary–usually I just can’t connect like I once was able to. Everything is so dramatic when you’re a teen, and that really translates in YA contemporaries. These two–In the Wild Light and Everything Sad is Untrue–were so beautiful, though. I also typically have really bad luck with NetGalleys. For some reason, I just find it hard to get into a lot of the eARCs I’m approved for. I realized I need to stay away from romance and YA fantasy ARCs because they can be so hit or miss. Winterland and The Light Pirate were so, so stunning. I highly recommend them.
This was a really good reading month for me. Going into December, I’m really in the mood for some wintery fairytale stories. If you have any recommendations that fit this description, leave them below!
What was the best book you read this month?