So this month I read a total of 15 books, 12 of which were ARC or review copies. I think I have said this the past 2 months, but I am going to say it again. I am so grateful for all of the ARC and review copies I receive every month, both physical books and e-books. But I have this huge stack of 20 ARC/review copies on top of my bookcase and another 10-15 on my Kindle. I just never seem to be able to catch up, so I think for the next few months I am only going to accept ARC/review copies of books that I really am excited to read. The problem is at least 75% of the books are just shipped to me, which again I am super grateful for, but I get stressed if I don’t get them read quickly. Please keep sending them, just be patient as I attempt to have a readathon for the next few weeks and play catch up. I am self employed and work has been especially busy the last 2 months. Plus, I own over 400 unread books that I also really want to get to. So if you are a publisher/author who has sent me a book, I promise I am getting to it soon and thank you! I am also blog and review for several Christian publishing house; sometimes I post reviews on this blog and sometimes I post them on another blog. So if you follow me and see a book in this wrap up, but no review for it, either visit me of Goodreads or my other blog is listed in the ‘About Me’ section! Right now I am reading through all of the e-books I have from Net Galley before I most on to my December TBR.
The books in the top section I either own or borrowed digitally from the library. The books in the bottom section are ARC/review copies that were sent to be from publishers or authors.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 4/5 stars
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi 5/5 stars
Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton 4/5 stars
Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen 3/5 stars
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott 3/5 stars
The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky 3.5 stars
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride 3/5 stars
The Bad Habits of Jesus: Showing Us the Way to Live Right in a World Gone Wrong by Leonard Sweet 3/5 stars
The Joy Model: A Step by Step Guide to Peace, Purpose and Balance by Jeff Spandafora 4/5 stars
The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey 4/5 stars
Law and Disorder by Mike Papantonio 4/5 stars
Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter #1) by Rachel Amphlett 4/5 stars
The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill by Greg Mitchell 4/5 stars
The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness and Space to Create Balance, Happiness and Peace by Briana Borten 4/5 stars
Alive in the Spirit: Experiencing the Presence and Power of God by A.W. Tozer 4/5 stars
I read a lot of good books this one but I think The Star-Touched Queen was by far my favorite. I read a great deal of non-fiction this month in an attempt to catch up on all my review copies, so this coming month I am hoping to focus on fiction. I also really enjoyed The Handmaid’s Tale which I read in a big buddy read along on Instagram, which was nice to discuss a book with 10 different people while reading it. I also really enjoyed Love Warrior (I am a big fan of her blogging/writing) and You Will Know Me. And per usual, I looked back at my TBR photo on Instragram for November and I read exactly 1 book, The Handmaid’s Tale, from my list. I still continue to make a monthly TBR, but I usually change it due to getting distracted by other books or receiving more review copies, etc. Hope everyone read lots of good books this month! Happy reading!