Well, November wasn’t half-bad!
I read 9 books, which considering the time of the year and the job change (last time I’m going to mention the job change, I promise), is kind of good! I mean sure, some were short or graphic novels, but they still count! Let’s get to the tiny thoughts.
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh – Part humor, part memoir, this book was a hysterical joyride to read. Some deeper parts that talk about depression, which were also well done. I highly recommend this as a Christmas gift!!
The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu – This is the sequel to The Lives of Tao, and it was intense, action-packed, and left me begging Angry Robot for a third book.
The Gates by John Connolly – The Gates is a quirky book about a young boy trying to save the world when the Large Hadron Collider accidentally opens up a portal linking Hell to our realm. I love it when science and the supernatural are combined!
Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim – A graphic novel about young people connecting, but it was kind of short and obscure for my tastes. I never got around to reviewing it because I didn’t have much to say.
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch – This is the third and latest book in the Gentleman Bastards series and good lord, I love these characters. I sooooooo can’t wait for the fourth book!
Lexicon by Max Barry – An action-packed thriller centered on the idea that words can have complete power over a person, if you know how to use them. If this doesn’t sound fascinating to you, I don’t even know what we’re doing here.
Ade by Rebecca Walker – A short, powerful love story.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - I listened to this on audio and it was such a delight that I immediately bought myself the hardcover, and I’m itching to re-read it. It is smart, funny, and made me grin like an idiot! Loved it.
The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding – This is the fourth and last book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series, and I’m so sad it’s over! But this was a really fantastic conclusion to the series, and it’s going to remain a favorite series of mine.
So that was my November! And the year is almost over… holy crap! So have you read any of these? Thoughts?