Another month of reading has come to an end. November was a fairly busy month with NaNoWriMo taking up the vast majority of my time. Then toss in the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and I honestly didn’t think I would have much time for reading. Though my goal was to get through five books, I had a sneaking suspicion I wouldn’t get beyond two books read. However, I could never have imagined that I would read so much given everything I had going on but I am pleasantly surprised by my reading this month. This November 2020 reading wrap-up goes over the books I read and gives a short review on how I felt about them.
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November 2020 reading wrap-up
The sequel to The Dinosaur Lords, this book picks up right where the previous one left off. While not as strong of a story as the first book, it was still a solid read and I look forward to seeing what happens in the final book of the trilogy.
My one struggle with this series is that everyone and everything has multiple names and nicknames, and sometimes their name changes as well. This makes it very difficult to keep track of who is who as the story progresses. I feel like a glossary is needed so we know who and what is being referenced each time. Otherwise, the author does a fantastic job of building this world and developing the characters and story along the way.
I had read the first 4 volumes previously, but since I had acquired the rest of the series it was time to reread those volumes and then dive into the others. This series is a hidden gem of the manga world. A story about an agricultural high school may not sound all that exciting, and yet this story pulls you into this crazy world of early morning, copious amounts of farm chores, delicious food, and a cast of characters as unique as the story itself. Most importantly, it’s about Yuugo Hachiken’s journey from an inexperienced city boy to a well-rounded farmer with a bright future ahead of him.
I highly recommend this series to everyone. It’s entertaining, witty, explores the world of farming in a unique way and the art ties it all together nicely.
This volume is a continuation of the level from volume 5. In a way, I wish these volumes were squished into one, as it wouldn’t have made it overly long. This one does have some interesting twists, especially at the end and it has me excited for the next volume. I will say I am disappointed at how little the puzzles played a role in this volume, as the level they were on was puzzle themed, however even the author acknowledges that the puzzle aspect was lacking so I’m not the only one that felt that way.
November 2020 reading wrap-up stats
- Books read: 17
- Books purchased: 0
- Books purged: 1
- Books DNF’d: 0
I hope you enjoyed these mini-reviews of the books I read in November. What book do you read? Any new favorites?