I love this time of year. Halloween, gorgeously coloured leaves, hot chocolate, scarves and blankets. But I also love this time of the reading year.
Publishing slows down in November and December, it's mostly prepping for the madness of January. I get a ton of proofs of books I can’t wait to get stuck into in the New Year, but I don’t get much in the way of November and December releases – I've usually had those already! This year I have a total of 7 review copies for those two months. I'd normally get double that for any other month! That’s why I love this time of the reading year.
I can strive ahead and gobble down some early 2017 releases and get ahead of the game.
I can dive into some chunky fantasy books I just haven’t found the time for.
Or I can go back and pick things up that I missed during the year. Books that I’d bought or received that got pushed aside for a blog tour, a bigger release, a book I had to read for work. November and December is the time to clear out those TBR stragglers – and if I don’t read them in those months, I probably won’t.
I've discovered some serious gems that way – An Ember in the Ashes, Demon Road, The Winner’s Curse, The Queen of the Tearling – I could go on!
November and December are by far my favourite reading months. What about you guys?