All the books I read in November + Mini-reviews & Stats!

AAAh where did November go?? It just started right? I feel like I must have slipped into a coma on the 12th of November and just woken up. And all of a sudden it’s cold and dark outside and I’m stressing over exams, PhD applications and Christmas presents. EEk.

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Dear lord I can see frost, send help

Although November is a complete blur, I still think that I read a good amount! I took part in two different readathons: the November-long Mythothon and Tome Topple which ran from the 16th to the 29th.

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Most Anticipated New Releases of Winter 2018/2019

It’s December and therefore, officially winter! I’m not the biggest fan of winter because I’m from Finland and snow has given me traumas. But I love Christmas and I love to read when it is cold outside and warm & cozy inside.

In the beginning of fall I listed a bunch of new releases that I was anticipating. I thought that autumn is THE indulgent time of new releases but then I went through the winter ones. And OH BOI. There are so many of these that I’m honestly thinking that maybe I should cut down on my tendency to anticipate new books. But I just love waiting for new, interesting books to come out!

Hope you brought a snack, this list is humangous! Let’s do this!

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ARC review: Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi

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Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi

Published on the 27th of November 2018

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Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for providing me an arc in exchange for an honest review. Receiving a free copy has in no way affected my opinions.

Kahina, a huntress of Artemis, is hiding in the shadows of a forest while a group of warriors try to kill a large boar that she has been ordered to protect. Atalanta is part of this group of warriors, and the only woman who has ever been allowed to join the party. When the operation to kill the boar doesn’t go as planned, Kahina finds herself breaking Artemis’ order by slaying the boar herself to save Atalanta.

There are only two rules for the huntresses of Artemis: obey orders and never fall in love. When Kahina is send to the kingdom of Arkadia to win back Artemis’ favour, she finds herself again with Atalanta. And she must not break the second rule of Artemis.

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Weekend Aesthetic: Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko

Weekend Aesthetic is a bi-weekly post that was inspired by Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger‘s weekly weekend aesthetic feature. Every other weekend I post an aesthetic/mood board for a book I’m reading or have recently read to show what kinds of vibes the book gave to me.

I missed an aesthetic last week (OOPS) but this weekend I’m back at it!

Check out Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger’s last weekend’s aesthetic on Anne of the Green Gables. It perfectly captures its mood!

This week I’m featuring Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko which I recently read and became obsessed with! It is a dark fantasy about an odd, magical school.

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Fall Book Haul

I cannot resist shining new books if I happen to find them for a good price. My TBR is already looming over me, but how could I resist! What if the next candidate for buying these books is a book-destroying-monster and these precious beauties goes to that person if I don’t give them a loving and safe home? (I have to admit that this reasoning is a bit tricky when I buy ebooks.)

Most of the books I buy are for my kindle because I get really good deals through eReaderIQ. If you want to know more about that, I talked about it in my last haul which you can check out here!

🐰 = ebook, 🌟 = new physical copy, 🍉 = second hand physical copy, 🎉 = a sale find

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ARC review: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay

Not That Bad: Dispatches from rape culture edited by Roxane Gay

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Trigger warning: Not That Bad is a short story collection about rape culture. Please make sure that you’re okay with reading about such difficult topics before you pick it up. Also, to review this book I’ll also talk about these things. I want my blog to be a safe space, so please don’t read this review if you feel like it will affect your mental health negatively. Lots of love!

Published on the 1st of May 2018

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Tome Topple Readathon TBR!

Tome Topple is a readathon all about big books! The point is to read those intimidating books on your TBR that are over 500 pages. The readathon is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes, and co-hosted by The BookLife, Perpetual Page, Readers Rambles, Little Book Owl and Will Read 4 Booze. This round will run from the 16th of November to the 29th of November.

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For the duration of November, I’m participating in #Mythothon which is a mythology inspired readathon with a bingo card. I’m loving Mythothon so far, but I couldn’t resist joining in on Tome Topple when I noticed that there will be a new round. I took part in Tome Topple last summer for the first time, and loved it! Especially the sprints were amazing and I had a really good time. So I’ll try to pick my Tome Topple reads so that they match well with my Mythothon challenges! Check my original November TBR here 😊

November happens to be a really busy month for me in university, but I want to take part regardless! Unfortunately that means that I don’t have ambitious plans for this round. I’ll do my best nevertheless!!

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