November and December 2018 Reading Recap

Hi guys! Since I was not able to do a Reading Recap for November, I’ve decided to compile the books I’ve read in the past two months in my first ever Reading recap of the year! I read a total of 13 books these past two months, with a little over a third of them rereads of some classic favorites I’ve read in the past. I hope you enjoy the first Reading Recap of the 2019!

5 Stars

The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw

The Last Cherry Blossom


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Reread)

the book thief


Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz

Everlasting Nora


The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder

The Rat Prince


A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes

A Time to Die


A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes

A Time to Speak


A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes

A Time to Rise


4 Stars

Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell

Just for Clicks


Scythe by Neal Shusterman



How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

how to read literature like a professor


The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

the crown's game


3 Stars

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood


Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

sky in the deep


In Case You Missed It: These Past Two Month’s Posts

Author Interviews

C. J. Lyons, author of The Color of Lies

Author Guest Posts

Dan Elish, author of The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons, on “What I’ve Learned After Writing Nine Novels”

J. Keller Ford, author of Bane of the Dragon King, on “Saying Goodbye to Fallhollow”


“Neurodiversity in Children and Children’s Literature” with Sally J. Pla and Monica Tesler

Book Reviews

Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz (5)

Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky (3)

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (3)

The High Climber of Dark Water Bay by Caroline Arden (2)

The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw (5)


Happy Thanksgiving! An Acknowledgements-Styled Thank You

Blog Tours

Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz — Book Review

The Color of Lies by C. J. Lyons — Author Interview

The Prophet Calls by Melanie Sumrow — Spotlight Post

The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons by Dan Elish — Author Guest Post

Reading Recaps

October Reading Recap

Happy Reading!

+ J.M.J.

~ Kester

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