The Year in Books :: November 2015

Well – how is it November already?!  This year is zipping away so so quickly.  Bit scary really, although it does mean we are close to Christmas (whoohooo).

I read a few bits and bobs in October although it was another fractured feeling month for me.  I spent quite a lot of it feeling a bit frustrated that I wasn’t getting into some books, and then racing through others.  Odd.

woodland bird

First up was Our Woodland Birds by Matt Sewell.  I absolutely loved his other three books when I read them earlier in the year, and I had been waiting to get my hands on this one to complete my mini set.  Loved this one as well.  Gorgeous illustrations coupled with whimsical text adds up to a fantastic read!


Then I read Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine.  This is a dual time frame book and focussed on Cartimantua and the Romans as well as a modern day storyline.  These types of books always seem to suck me in and I race through them.  The writing is not the best out there, but the story more than makes up for it!


The final book I read in October was The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.  I enjoyed this the most of the Harry Potter companion books, Dumbledore’s comments were really quite funny.  I am glad to have this one in my little Harry Potter collection.

I have started The Lake House by Kate Morton this month – I needed to get to it quickly as it has a gazillion holds at the library, so I will have to be a good library user for once and not rely on the renew button!  I love Kate Morton – perfect fodder for chilly autumnal evenings.  As for the rest of the month I am, as always, unsure!  I fancy reading some fantasy, but the books I have picked up recently have been over the top in terms of violence and abuse. (I don’t mind some violence and nastiness if it adds to the story, but the books I have found seem to add it in for the sake of it…)  I will keep looking!


Have you got something fun to read now that the nights are drawing out?

Organdie. x

PS – As always this project was started by Laura over at Circle of Pine Trees– go and say hi, her blog is gorgeous!  You can find more information about The Year in Books project by visiting the page on her blog here.