This is the month that was…

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…November. Winter has finally landed don’t you think?  We’ve had Bonfire Night, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, all the Christmas lights have been switched on and the shops are full of Christmas cheer….who’s putting their tree up tomorrow? As you might have guessed I love a bit of Christmas!

It’s been a quiet month in the Knight household; we’ve found our level of  normality, for now. Tomorrow December starts and normality will be going out the window. We’ve got birthday parties, Christmas parties, carol service, Christmas nativity and plenty of family time to fit in over the next few weeks…

What Have I Read?

Nine books which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, five new authors that I’ve discovered and will be keeping an eye out for. All bar one of these were for blog tours that I’ve already posted the review for or are coming up in the next week so watch out for those! I’ve also read a magical beta-read which was a little out of my comfort zone.

What Have I Posted?

Keep Your Friends Close by June Taylor- review

The Coco Pinchard Box Set by Robert Bryndza – review

The Good, The Bad and The Rugby by Mark Farrer – guest post

The Green Viper by Rob Sinclair- guest post

Paris In The Dark by Robert Olen Butler – review

Die Cold by Graham Smith – review

Secrets Between Us by Valerie Keogh – review

The Darkness Prequel by C.S. Duffy – extract

None So Blind by Alis Hawkins – review

Wasp Latitudes by Allan Watson – review

Kill It With Fire by Adam Maxwell – review

Malignant by Anita Waller – guest post

Gentleman Jack by Christina James – guest post

Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt – review

Lost Innocence by M.A. Comley – review

I was also thrilled to be involved in the triple cover reveal/revamp for the Hellbound Anthology by David McCaffrey which you can catch up on by clicking on the link.

And in the real world I went to an evening of gothic mystery fiction at the recently refurbished Waterstones in Leeds City Centre.  There I listened to Stuart Turton and Laura Purcell chatter about books, writing and spooky experiences.  You can read my write up here.

What Am I Planning To Read?

In there are two blog tour reads for December and two for January.  As well as these, I’m hoping to read some festive reads – I treated myself to Vanessa Lafaye’s Miss Marley recently and I’ve got a couple of Christmassy crime novels on the shelf as well.

What’s Coming Up?

Back in September, I told myself A Knight’s Reads would be a blog tour free zone in December so I could catch up on my Netgalley reads and those books I’d bought and not read….so much for that!! So as well as the blog tour posts, I’ve got a couple of festive posts, a fabulous guest post and (finger crossed) part two of my bookish TV viewing!

So that was my November – how was yours?  Have you read anything I have? What did you think?  Are there any books you’ll be asking the man in red for next month?

7 thoughts on “This is the month that was…

  1. I liked Gentleman Jack quite a lot. It is the first Christina James novel I have read and I think she is a refreshingly restrained crime writer. Her prose is thoughtful, simple and elegant even though the subject matter is not. I thought this novel was expertly plotted without being the least bit gimmicky.
    Excellent guest post. Very impressive.

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