Saturday, 2 December 2017

November Wrap Up

November was a difficult month; what with the colder weather and the looming deadlines, I wanted nothing more than to just snuggle up and read but of course, because of said deadlines, I could not do so.

Read

  • Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 100 Prized Poems: Twenty-Five Years of the Forward Books - William Sieghart ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - Adam Kay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • The Other Half of Happiness - Ayisha Malik ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Firstly: READ ADAM KAY’S BOOK - it won both the Non-Fiction and Reader’s Choice award at the BAMB prizes and it is utterly brilliant so get on it! Also I highly recommend The Other Half of Happiness; it is probably going up there as one of the best sequels/finales I’ve ever read, but be warned: hearts will break.

Book Haul


  • Winter - Ali Smith
  • Black Water - Louise Daughty
  • Dead Writers in Rehab - Paul Bassett Davies
  • Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - Adam Kay (audiobook)
  • The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night - Jen Campbell
  • The Nix - Nathan Hill
  • The Other Half of Happiness - Ayisha Malik (audiobook)
  • Shadows - Paul Finch
  • Strangers - Paul Finch
  • Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen - J. K. Rowling (audiobook)
  • Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt

November, the month of anticipated releases, generous publishers, and stellar Oxfam finds. There is now no need for me to buy myself any more books for the rest of the year because I know I will get books for Christmas and this is plenty to be getting on with.


Personal Update

  • I went to my first publishing conference run by the SYP and, can confirm, I’m doing the right thing in pursuing a publishing career
  • I went to my second publishing conference! You can read about my day at the Building Inclusivity conference run by London Book Fair and Publishers Association over on the SYP blog
  • Uni’s really hard but not long left so yay Christmas soon!


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How were your Novembers? Were they as work-heavy as mine? Are you excited for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading,
Zoe