Hello month where I didn’t read much at all!
Considering I was in such a reading mood at the beginning of the month due to the start of the Fantasy Tropes Readathon, I’ve only read two books!
I am a little annoyed with myself, but at the same time, a few distractions have stopped me from reading much:
– My sister got a puppy, a now 8 week old Springer Spaniel puppy, who is the most adorable creature I have ever seen. As her first ever dog, it has certainly thrown us into the deep end!!
– NCIS on Amazon Prime (someone was talking about it at my craft group a few weeks ago and it’s all I’ve wanted to watch ever since)
– I have started another new crochet blanket project called the Nature’s Walk CAL, and I want to stay on top of the gradual pattern releases so I can get it finished before a particular week in December.
Getting back to the books, it’s not all bad because I have enjoyed the two I’ve read:
The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan
What I really like about this book is that you don’t quite know who to trust. Each character has their own agenda which is viewed one way or another depending on the POV. It made the book a little difficult to get into at first, but it’s also what kept me reading because I didn’t know for sure which path Sonea would take.
Fantasy Tropes Readathon prompts – Magic School, Girl dresses as a boy, MC has unheard of magical powers,
Rating – 4 stars
Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood
Yes, this is primarily a romance and not something I tend to go for in YA but there is a big exception when that romance is based off my most favourite Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing. I love the banter and wit between Beatrice and Benedick, and it’s the same here. It was so difficult trying to contain the chortling when I was reading this on the bus journeys home! I also really love the 1930s Italian setting. It’s the perfect place to experience love and learn who Beatrice is as a character.
It has absolutely nothing to do with the Fantasy Tropes Readathon, but that’s why I picked it up. I was going back and forth between other fantasies that wouldn’t stick. This did, and everything about it was perfect for what my mood wanted.
Rating – 4.5 stars
I tried to pick my books based on the Readathon but as you can see, it didn’t work out. Hopefully within the next couple of months we’ll see my reading pick up, me reading what my mood is telling me to read and the Readathon working within that instead.
Honestly, knowing what I’m like with these things, I don’t know why I didn’t realise that sooner!!
What have you read this month?
Have you been participating in any Readathons? If so, which ones?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!