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November review

This month has not been a good one for me reading wise. I've been spending too much time hand making lots of Christmas presents and watch too much netflix snuggled up in bed because it is the warmest place in the house now the cold snap has reached the Norfolk Coast. Both of those things meaning I've read barely anything by my standards. I was a little bit naughty at the end of the month starting my Christmas reads a few days before December started.

Books read
 We come apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian ConaghanOptimists die first by Susin NielsenWaking in time by Angie StantonVictoria by Daisy GoodwinThe stranger in my home by Adele ParksBlood for Blood by Ryan GraudinI'll be home for Chrismas anthologyChristmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
Book of the month

We come apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan.





Historically I've not been  a fan of poetry on the whole but there's something about Sarah's writing which made me rethink that after readi…

Can't wait to read

Just two books this month but both ones I am desperately waiting to read

Unconventional by Maggie Hardcourt


Lexi Angelo is a Convention Kid - she's got a clipboard and a walkie talkie to prove it.

Aidan Green is a messy-haired, annoyingly arrogant author and he's disrupting her perfect planning.

In a flurry of awkward encounters, lost schedules and late-night conversations, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned... Things like falling in love.

I've heard nothing but awesome things about this already and it isn't out until February. I love Maggie's first book and can't wait to get this. 

Margot and Me by Juno Dawson



Sometimes love has to cross all kinds of barriers . . .

Fliss is on the way to visit her grandmother in Wales - the grandmother who she doesn't get on with - with her mother who is recuperating from chemotherapy. But her mum is getting better, that's the main thing, so Fliss can concentrate on being grouchy and not looking forw…

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

My thoughts 
I am a bit ashamed to admit that Nicola's first book passed me by so this was my encounter with her writing. I adored it and am kicking myself that it took so long for me to discover her writing.

I f…

British Books Challenge: Sign up your November reviews here

I've had an awesome month reading British Authors. Everything I've read has been a title by a British author and I'm hoping this will mean I'll get 100 titles by British authors read this year. How's everyone else getting on?

The winner of last month's prize pack is Sarah from Feeling fictional for her review of the BFG. Please email me Sarah to claim your prize.

This month I am giving away a copy of Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Steven (or the first book in the series if you've not started it... whatever suits you best). I've not started it myself but I thought it would make a lovely Christmas read for whoever wins at the end of the month.




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