PAGES READ IN OCTOBER: 2844 pages (-19%) across 8 books.
PAGES READ IN NOVEMBER: 3369 pages (+18%) across 8 books.
SO FAR IN 2019: 28,386 pages (+189.9%) across 83 books.
Usually around 8 books is my maximum for a month. Sometimes 9 or 10 if it’s quiet at work. For December, if I want to hit 104 books for the year (my target is 52 but double it seems fun and challenging) I need to finish 21 more books. This seems unlikely, but hey. There’s the challenge.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
An angel and a demon team up to stop the end of the world with a cast of weird characters and weirder prophecies.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Lesbian necromancers with enemies-to-lovers energy have to learn to trust each other during powerful trials on an unfamiliar planet.
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Brides of Dracula retold as Lil has to choose between life and love and the sister that could be lost to dark forces forever.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks:⭐⭐⭐
Best friends Josiah and Deja are on a quest, it’s their last shift at the pumpkin patch and by hook or by crook Deja will make the course of true love run smooth.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Simon Snow, the chosen one, and Baz Pitch, his roommate / nemesis / vampire, are forced to team up to find a killer, stop a villain and maybe find each other along the way.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell: ⭐⭐⭐
After Carry On Baz, Simon and Penny take a road trip across America to visit old friends and face new magic, old trouble and the consequences of fate.
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: ⭐⭐⭐
Korede’s sister, Ayoola, is a serial killer and Korede has helped her hide three murdered boyfriends now – but will sisterly responsibility still hold out when Ayoola starts dating the man Korede has a crush on?
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Achilles, fated hero, takes Patroclus, a shamed prince, under his wing – will their love survive the Trojan war, or will they be torn apart by the machinations of gods and mortals?
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
After the events at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance swore to forget the shining but now, when a young girl is chased by spirit-vampires who want to steal the shine from her lungs, he must find its power again.
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
After years of silence, Maud Stearn finally tells the story behind her father’s grisly crime and the horrors that haunted her family.
Misery by Stephen King:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Paul Sheldon, novelist, is held captive by his biggest fan, Annie Wilkes, and now he must write to survive.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Xiomara uses slam poetry to relate to her mother, religion and the world and realises that she can be silent no longer.
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
To solve her best friend’s murder, when everyone calls it suicide, Mila draws on dark magic and brings a whole clique back to life – solving a murder and herding zombies? Even harder than it seems.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nova is a villain but the heroes don’t know that, least of all the sweet and charming Adrian, the son of her enemies, and Nova’s split loyalties threaten to destroy them both.
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
As the bond between Nova and Adrian grows the lies between them only get more complicated, and when the Renegades reveal a horrifying secret weapon Nova is forced to take sides.
Boo by Neil Smith:⭐⭐⭐⭐
In a story written to his parents, Boo tells how he woke up in heaven and found out that he’s been murdered and with the help of his fellow ‘gommer’ and ex-classmate Johnny, he set out to find his killer.
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman: 80/449 (18%)
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: 83/433 (19%)
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: 146/560 (26%)