Books I read in October, November & December

Doctor Who: Crawling Terror by Mike Tucker

I got this book in 2015 from one of my roommates at the time who loved doctor who also. It’s not the first Doctor who novelization that I’ve read but they’re always a bit hard to get through. It’s very different when you’re used to the fast pace of a tv show. It just feels so slow. I’m also not a big fan of this doctor so that didn’t help much either in the keeping my interest, but in the end, I quite enjoyed it.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Long awaited! It’s been quite a while since John Green had written something (which I was never surprised about given how busy he is). All this talk of spirals, turtles and mental illness had me intrigued and a bit confused. Turtles are hardly mentioned, but that’s not the most important thing. This book carries the John Green feel, so if you’ve read anything he has written before you will be able to notice a sort of pattern. I loved Aza. I was concerned for Aza. I hurt for Aza. In summary, this book will give you feels.

Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna

I  picked this book off the shelf purely because of the title. I was also looking for some poetry to “mix it up” and I was sold. It’s a very odd book. It doesn’t really relay a particular message other than the fact that the author was on a deadline and when at a lack of inspiration she wrote about that just to fill pages. The structure is all over the place also but the illustrations are fun.  I got through this one fairly quickly.

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

I bought this book at the same time I purchased the previous one. At this point, I didn’t have many books in my TBR pile since I made sure to read most of them during the hurricane aftermath. My husband actually picked it and I was intrigued by the summary. I wasn’t disappointed. I love time travel and this new approach to it was very interesting for me. I did feel it did go a bit slow, then again that’s just how I generally feel about anything historical-ish.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

I want my husband to read also so we can discuss. When he expressed interest in this since the movie is coming out I decided to go for it. The intention was he read it first, but I had no more books. I loved this book. It is precious. I would have loved to read this when I was younger yet I enjoyed it just the same. Hopefully, my husband feels the same whenever he reads it.

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

This book is everywhere, it’s kind of hard not to notice it. I never thought about reading it until a coworker and I decided we wanted to start a book club together and read this. I was a little skeptical, yet I found myself glued to the page on several occasions. There is a little bit of everything. It’s relatable even if you will never inherit an insane amount of money.

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

I watch a lot of TV, and one of my favorite TV shows is  ‘The Librarians’ (which originated from three made for TV movies, that are also amazing). The original movies are about this huge library that exists in a different dimension just because of how big it is, a collection of magical things and books. This book has that same basis only that the library is a “place” that takes you to alternate worlds where there are agents who retrieve important literary works for the library. So you have the literary aspect, fantasy and some action mixed in.  I loved this and am looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

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