Hello Book Folk!
It is that time again where I talk about the books I have read. I would usually say this month, but it is now December because I’m a little late with this post.
I have read eight books in November along with one or two little rereads but I don’t count them. The books I have read this month have been pretty chunky books so I am super pleased with this months reads, I definitely put Lockdown 2.0 to good use.
Oh my lord!! I have just worked it out and I read a whopping 4,656 pages in total this month across my eight books, but only ONE of those books can claim BOOK OF THE MONTH!
I have a feeling this month is going to be so hard! My hardest month yet I do believe, so many of these books have been such incredible reads each with their own strengths! Check out below to see what books I have read and understand the struggle I face…
WHAT HAVE I READ THIS MONTH?
LEGACY OF ASH by MATTHEW WARD
Review Link: RTC
I really enjoyed this book, the audiobook was great and it made for a really good listen. Legacy of Ash is pretty big in scope and has a lot going on with a number of characters but it had me from the beginning. I’m all about the hook and this book hooked me straight away!
It is a brilliant epic fantasy and one that the veterans of the genre will love!
BOOK 1 & 2 OF THE BLOOD AND ASH SERIES
by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
Review Link: NO REVIEW INTENDED.
Well, what can you say about these books? They are typical to the genre they are in, and are easy fun read. They are absolutely riddled with issues and honestly I could complain to the high heavens about them but you always end up wanting to read more.
THE BLADE ITSELF by JOE ABERCROMBIE
Review Link: RTC.
I really enjoyed my experience with this book. I had actually started this book before but stopped reading but I am really glad I picked it back up. I started it again from the start and really enjoyed it. The characters are great and are totally worthy of the praise they get from the book community and the world was great too!
Abercrombie shows his talent as a writer numerous times in this book and I thoroughly enjoyed this book despite being significantly slower in the plot department.
BOOK 1 & 2 OF THE LAST WAR TRILOGY by MIKE SHACKLE
Check it out on Goodreads
Review Links: We Are The Dead | A Fool’s Hope
Oh my days! What an incredibly journey it was to read these books. I read them back to back and thoroughly enjoyed my time in Shackle’s world. He is such a talented writer. These books showcase bloody violence, incredible characters and outstanding world building. They are books NOT TO BE MISSED!
VOICE OF WAR by ZACK ARGYLE
Review Link: Voice of War Review
I really enjoyed this book and can happily tell you the audiobook is phenomenal too! Zack has given us an incredibly beautiful and well thought out world in Voice of War and one with an even cooler magic system! The characters are fab and the plot is one that has you always reading more!
THE STONE KNIFE by Anna Stephens
Review Link: The Stone Knife Review
I really truly loved this book, it is inspired by the mesoamerican history and was utterly refreshing to read. I love the topic of mesoamerica so I was chuffed to find this gem on NetGalley! Anna does not disappoint, her characters are brilliant and she has created an utterly realistic and well grounded world in which they reside ming for an incredible read.
Ok, so the bit of the post you actually wanted to read…
You know, I said that this month was going to be hard, and I guess in a sense it is because this month was an epic month of reading for me. Some of the books I have read have been incomparable and are winners in their own right. If I could, I would name more than one Book of the Month…but I can’t!
Although, in terms of a winner…any books of the same series will be counted as one seen as though that is the way I have set them up in this post!
Todays winner is going to be chosen based off of which one got an immediate response from me, a response that was stronger than the other books, you know? No, ok…
Well, while I was writing my thoughts for each one of these books, only one had me excited all over again just thinking about how I could describe what a joy this book was. I will always find several enthusiastic words to describe this author and their writings! There is no caveat with todays winner, I would recommend it to everyone, even people who don’t read the genre!
So, without further ado, this months BOOK OF THE MONTH goes to..
BOOK 1 & 2 OF THE LAST WAR TRILOGY BY MIKE SHACKLE
Well that’s is fellow book friends! Thank you for reading, feel free to comment here or on Twitter if you have read and loved/hated any of my reads this month. Also, let me know what your favourite read was this month.