This is so late. All reading has been easy but apart from reading on the train, I didn’t do much reading in the last two months of the year. I read less than 2017 and 2016 but I had two significant slumps this year. Yet again, I really want to get my TBR list down, it’s at 131 for books on the Kindle and actual books. Some of them are quite heavy so I may not get to all of them but I would like to make a dent. Although I got a book token for Christmas, apart from what’s been ordered already, no more new books until after Easter!
The Hidden Blade – Sherry Thomas
My Beautiful Enemy – Sherry Thomas
These were both on the TBR list! Yay for getting to them. I enjoyed them once I settled into them and stopped expecting them to make sense. I liked both of them more in the first book than in the second.
Going Down Easy – Erin Nicholas
Easy, light, I pretty much buy all her books and this was fun.
Lies Sleeping – Ben Aaronvitch
Finally, some kind of an ending, I really enjoy all of these books when I’m reading them but this I don’t know after all the build up, is that it?
Again, an autobuy, I read it in a day and I was sufficiently able to switch of my brain for it.
A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night – Deborah Harkness
Book of Life – Deborah Harkness
I’m going to take these three in one go because they are a trilogy. I’ve heard them described as trashy but compelling and that’s about it. There was a snobbery about them that I didn’t like. What was strange was that most of the middle book is set right where I work so it was odd to be reading about it in the past.
Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare
I enjoyed this far more that I expected. It seemed to me that this couldn’t have been written without Trump. It felt very current. I’m really looking forward to seeing the end of the book play out in future trilogies.
Desperate Duchesses – Eloisa James
Funny, fun and I’ll probably get to the others in the series at some point.
A Curious Beginning: Veronica Speedwell Book 1 – Deanna Raybourn
I loved this and got it off my TBR list! I loved it so much I read the other two over Christmas. Impulse control is problem!
The Dirty Life – Kristin Kimball
This is a re-read, I really enjoyed it and I read it with much more sympathy, I don’t have a farm but now I grow some of my own food, I have more understanding of the sheer work that farming must take because an allotment is hard enough!