November Wrap-Up (2017)

HAA I have failed November as a bookblogger!
But, I am a student first and I really needed to use all the time I could to study and get good grades, so that wasn’t for nothing.
I also didn’t read as much as usual, but what I read was all very good mostly AND pretty big, no novellas this month!

I started November with four big books, each 400+ pages! Even reading only these four would have made this month worth it! Plus I almost always managed to write more or less of a review for each of the books so I’m pretty proud of myself to be honest, hahah!


1) The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1), by N.K. Jemisin
A-MA-ZING. My mind was blown away on more than one occasion and I wanted to jump on the sequel right away. Would definitely recommend to read on a buddy-read with one or several other people like I did because there is so much to discuss over the course of the book and at the end!

2) Barbary Station (Shieldrunner Pirates #1), by R.E. Stearns
The book had awesome ideas and I had a good time, but the execution wasn’t always that good. My expectations were a bit too high maybe. I might give a chance to the sequel.
Here’s my review!

3) The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni #1), by Helene Wecker
I love how every characters had a role to play and they all had such rich backstories. A very good book.
I wrote a little review on goodreads!

4) Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, edited by Ellen Datlow
Not what I was expecting, I was mostly surprised by the very dark themes but some of the stories really stayed with me. Like almost all anthologies, some good and some meh.
Here’s my review!


5) La Messagère du ciel (Les Dieux Sauvages #1), by Lionel Davoust
J’allais noter ce livre 4/5 mais je me rend compte après réflexion que c’est seulement parce que j’ai eu de si mauvaises expériences avec la fantasy française ces derniers temps qu’un livre seulement correct m’apparaît si bien. Donc je donne plutôt 3/5 à celui-ci, un bon 3 néanmoins.
J’ai pas mal de pages de notes et j’essaierais d’écrire une chronique plus complète dès que possible. (J’ai aussi rajouté quelques réflexions dans ce post instagram!)

6) Ariah (Ariah #1), by B.R. Sanders
Aww I’m sad that I didn’t love this more, I was so sure I would. In the end it made me understand the worldbuilding and magic system better and made me want to reread Resistance that I read last month, and I’m also excited for Extraction out this month, but this one had a few issues that didn’t sat right with me. It still had some great bits, so great that I couldn’t help but rate this 4 stars even if I didn’t love it entirely. I wrote a bit more on goodreads!

7) The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2), by N.K. Jemisin
So I finished this amazing sequel on the 1st of December but since I only needed to finish a dozen pages I’ll still count it as a November book!
While I think I liked The Fifth Season better, this was a very worthy sequel that I enjoyed a lot. 5/5! I started the final book on the trilogy as soon as I read the last page of The Obelisk Gate.

What I posted this month: 

Book review: Mad Hatters and March Hares
Book review: Barbary Station

There are so many drafts that I had almost ready to be posted but couldn’t find any time ughhh I’m so sorry. I’m hoping to be a better blogger on December!

Currently reading: 


Happy December to all of you! ❤

11 thoughts on “November Wrap-Up (2017)

    1. I’m glad! It is an amazing book, I hope you will love it too.
      I’m actually currently writing my review for it, which will include content warnings in case you need this kind of informations! will post soon ~in a few days

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    1. I’m so glad too!
      I’ll message you as soon as I’m finished then 😀 (I’m getting slowly because of homeworks and because my paperback is not as floppy as the others and it makes it hard to read while trying not to crack the spine 😂 )


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