The first month of the new year is already over, my life is kind of a mess right now, but somehow I completed eight books this month and considering that at least one of them was a proper brick, I’m pretty happy with that. Most of them are, as usual, fantasy, and three were new releases. So let’s get into them!Continue reading January 2021 wrap-up
December 2020 wrap-up
How is it already the end of the month again?
I have read a little less than usual this month, mostly because I started a new job and that took away a lot of time and energy. I still managed to finish seven books, so all in all I’m happy with that. I read a YA historical fiction, a fantasy novella, a sci-fi novella, a mystery novel, a Booker Prize winner and two non-fiction books. So let’s just get to them, shall we?Continue reading December 2020 wrap-up
November 2020 wrap up
It’s that time of the month again, isn’t it? The one when I list all the things I read in the last thirty days, where people who don’t like to read lengthy reviews can have a look at some quick thoughts about books, and where I talk about the books I haven’t reviewed for one reason on another.
It was a poor month for new favourites, but I managed at least to read a couple of really nice things, among all the disappointments. Four of the books I read were 2020 releases, one was a reread, five were fantasy, one a sci-fi, and three horror.
Let’s just get into it, shall we?Continue reading November 2020 wrap up
October 2020 wrap up
October is over, the UK is edging toward another lockdown, and it’s time for me to wrap-up another month of reading. Despite thinking I would be reading spooky stuff all month long, it turns out I filled my quota on September or something, because of the thirteen books listed below only two are considered horror; one of them wasn’t scary in the least, and the other was a middlegrade novel. Go me, I guess.Continue reading October 2020 wrap up
September 2020 wrap-up
Another month is over, and I have mixed feelings about the books I read this time. I finished 12 things and abandoned another one, but even though I read some good stuff, I don’t think I found any new favourites this month. Sadly. I also mostly stuck to short fiction because I’m just finding it easier to focus if the stories are not stretched over 500+ pages, but with mixed results.Continue reading September 2020 wrap-up
August 2020 wrap-up
So, August was kind of a hectic month for me. I didn’t have big plans for it, but then at some point I was convinced to go back to Italy to see my family – which I hadn’t seen since the end of November and, well… everything else kind of fell apart.
That said, even with me not being at home and trying to see as much of my family and my friends – and, let’s be honest, the beach – as I could, I managed to read 15 books. Which, if you ask me, it’s not too shabby. I read a couple fantasy novels, a few mysteries, and some non fiction books.
Eight of these books I read out of curiosity: if you remember, I read Eight Perfect Murders at the end of July, and it features a list of the eight “perfect” fictional murders according to the protagonist. Well, I kept hearing good things about those books, so I decided to give them a go and read them all. If you feel in the mood for some crime fiction/mystery recommendation, you can check out my thoughts on them here.Continue reading August 2020 wrap-up
July 2020 Wrap-up
July was a pretty good month for me reading-wise. I read a total of 15 books, most of which I loved, so I’m really happy about how it went. So let’s dive into it, because it’s going to take some time.Continue reading July 2020 Wrap-up
June is over, half the year is already behind us, and honestly? I don’t know where the time went. I feel like it has stopped somewhere around the middle of March.
I managed to read six books in June, which makes this my “worst” month since the beginning of the year. Most of the stuff I read was pretty long, though, so I guess it makes sense.Continue reading June Wrap-up