November started off with a lovely case of food poisoning, which means my reading hasn’t been great so far. But it is getting back on track, and I have my fingers crossed that I can still get through all the books I planned to read this month. Even though I didn’t read as much as I would have liked to this week, I still managed to finish two books. Even better: both were five-star reads!
The first book I finished this week was Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. I’d been meaning to read this for a while because both Bill Gates and Barack Obama recommended it, and I always really enjoy their recommendations. I love books that combine science this history. This one was great! I leaned a lot, and now I have even more random facts to annoy people with.
This week, I also read A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo. Honestly, contemporary YA is not really my thing, so it’s been a while since I’ve read one. But this one sounded intriguing, so I gave it a shot. And I ended up loving it! If you want to find out more, go check out my review of A Constellation of Roses.
Onto my current reads! First, I am still working on my Halloween book for this year, which is Stephen King’s It. For some reason, I thought I’d fly through this one and (obviously) that wasn’t the case. I am really enjoying it, but I’m not scared enough to keep reading without putting it down.
In the meantime, I started reading The Starless Sea almost as soon as I got it, and, so far, I’m loving it. I will never get enough of Erin Morgenstern’s magical writing. And I needed a new audiobook, so I went with Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen, which is about how the author got into writing true crime. I love true crime, and have seen this recommended a lot, so I thought it would be perfect for Nonfiction November.
That’s it for this week! Hopefully next week is a better reading week. I’d love to hear what you’re reading this week, so let me know in the comments!