November is over and 2020 is slowly coming to an end, which is a relief honestly. I didn’t get up to much in November but I was in a huge romance mood so I read a bunch of romance novellas as you’ll see in a minute. There are a couple of books that I wanted to read before the end of the year that I was hoping to get to in November, but that didn’t happen. Hopefully I’ll read everything I want in December.
Into the Drowning Deep (Rollinig in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was amazing. Definitely my favorite read of the month and will be in my faves of the entire year. I finished this at the beginning of the month and I still catch myself thinking about these characters and this story almost daily. I loved the premise of this sff-horror novel about mermaids but it’s told from the perspective of scientists, which made for such an intricate and plausible explanation of these creatures. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and I got so emotionally invested in so many characters that I know Will stick with me for a long time.
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘5
This is one of my most anticipated books of 2020 and I’m so happy it didn’t dissapoint! I loved this YA-contemporary so much. It has everything I love in it, a female-female relationship, a kind of wallflower girl running for prom queen and falling for her rival, and the cutest family dynamic I’ve read in a while. This was so, so good and I’m working on a more detailed review so be on the look out for that!
Mating the Huntress (Monsters and Mates #1) by Talia Hibbert ⭐⭐⭐⭐’5
This is the first Halloween novella that I read, as you’ll see I got in the mood for this type of stories right after Halloween and so I picked a few up. This one is definitely my favorite. In true Talia Hibbert fashion, the characters are to die for. In this case a ware and a ware-huntress who are mates. I cannot tell you how much I adore these two together, I love their dynamic and bickering. I also love how consent was so present in the smutty scenes, even with the mate thing going on. I have a small review with more of my in depth thoughts here if you want to check it out!
Lights Out by Jodie Beau ⭐⭐
This is the last Halloween romance novella I finished this year and I thought it was solid and fine. It’s about two single parents, one a widow and the other a recently divorced guy, who walk their kids to school in the mornings and decide to spend Halloween night together. It had a sweet relationship but it didn’t do anything special for me and I didn’t love the girl-on-girl hate featured.
Guarding Temptation by Talia Hibbert ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Is this a new favorite romance story?? YES IT IS. I ADORED this so, so much. It’s about a girl and her big brother’s BFF. They had a one night stand but he regretted it and she was very hurt but then she asks for his help and they spend time together and it was just, perfection.
I loved the relationship this two build together. How trust is discussed and how much they love each other. I adored their dynamic, their conversations and just, everthing about them. I’m doing a very bad job at describing why this is such a good story but it is, I promise.
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Heleng Hoang ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is the only full length romance novel I read and it was a reread. I first picked this up when it came out back in 2018 and I loved it. This second time around I loved it even more and I’m so happy I decided to come back to the story because it was a pleasure. It’s about Stella who is an autistic woman that is such a sweetheart but feel like she needs training when it comes to sex, and Michael who is a male escort that decides to help her. If you still haven’t read this yet, I urge you to d so.
Harmony’s Embrace by Amber Daulton ⭐⭐⭐
This is the first christmasy book I’ve read this year and it was fine. It’s a second-chance romance between childhood sweethearts who reconnect years later when the guy is divorced and the girl now a widow. They had a very cute and sweet relationship but nothing about it made me fall in love with the story. Still, definitely solid.
Her Halloween Treat (Men at Work #1) by Tiffany Reisz
This is another Halloween romance novella that I picked up right at the beginning of November and by the time I got to it I was a bit burnout with this holiday so, I decided to put it on hold at 20% and save it for next year’s Halloween.
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuvan Noah Harari
I’m still making my way through the audiobook. I find this very interesting I’m just in no rush to finish it since I like to take my time with non-fiction books so that I can take everything in.
I’m kind of in a blogging slump at the minute, which is why I have bearly been posting anything and not commenting as much on you guys blogs, and also why this section is much smaller than previously. Sorry about that, I’ll try to do better in December!
Sabrina made a super original blog post idea in which she Matched Books to Random Things (such as games or songs to name a couple) and I highly recommend it because it was a lot of fun to read!
Jessica wrote a very helpfull Guide To Jenn Bennett’s Books. I’ve read a couple of books by her and loved them, and thanks to this post I think I now know which one will be my next read by her.
How was your reading month? Do you have a book that you NEED to read before the end of the year? Let me know!
Until next time,