Good morning! I hope you had an amazing weekend! Today, I’m going to be doing my monthly wrap-up for November of 2019.
It’s unbelievable how fast the year has gone by. I mean there are literally 29 days left of 2019! A new decade is about to start!! Please tell me I’m not the only one absolutely anxious, scared, and excited about this!!!
November was an interesting month. I got the last week off of school, so that was great, but all my plans for blogging and reading…didn’t happen unfortunately. The beginning of the month was great and I was super excited, but then it kind of dipped from there.
Covers are from Goodreads
I read 7 books, which is a bit of a disappointment since I read 13 books last month. I’ve got to read 14 books by the end of the year to reach my goal of 100. I’m not sure if I’ll make it, but hopefully I will. I did read some of the books on my Nov TBR, but not all, and I didn’t write a review for any of them lol. However, the links lead to my unofficial thoughts on Goodreads.
|An Unwanted Guest||Shari Lapena||★★★★☆|
|The Scorpio Races||Maggie Stiefvater||★★★★★|
|A Darker Shade of Magic||V.E. Schwab||★★★★★|
|Crooked Kingdom||Leigh Bardugo||★★★★★|
|The Fixer (Buddy Read)||Jennifer Lynn Barnes||★★★★★|
|The Bookish Life of Nina Hill||Abbi Waxman||★★★☆☆|
|The Long Game (Buddy Read)||Jennifer Lynn Barnes||★★★★★|
I also did 2 official reviews. I have so many backlogged reviews that I honestly need to write, but don’t feel like it. Maybe I’ll do more in December? or probably I’ll just wait and really start writing them in the upcoming decade 😉
Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle // Rating: ★★★★☆ One sentence summary: An interesting thriller with great characters and an underwhelming reveal.
Vengeful by V.E. Schawb // Rating: ★★★★★ One sentence summary: A great sci-fi thriller with amazing characters and an intriguing plot.
Total Number of Books Read This Month: 7
Total Number of Reviews: 2
Well, technically I did only 1 tag, but since I answered some questions in a tag-ish kind-of format for my 200 Q&A Answer post, I shall count that as a tag as well.
Behind the Blog: 200 Follower Q&A Answers (Thank you so much guys for asking questions and helping me reach 200!)
Blogger Recognition Award (Thank you so much Emer!)
Let’s Talk Bookish
Reading Books Outside of Your Age Range
Do You Have To Every Book You Read?
How Reading Has Changed My Life
Great Posts From Around the Blog-O-Sphere:
Sarah @ Written Word Worlds talks about what is considered a problematic book.
Vicki @ Vicky Who Reads talks about what to do if your favorite books are problematic and I love + and – idea!!
Veronika @ Wordy and Whimsical shares the tropes that she doesn’t want to see in books anymore and I agree with every single one.
Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea gives advice on how to keep you audience’s attention and I found it really helpful!
I had the whole of the previous week off, and I didn’t write/draft any extra posts. I’m really disappointed. I had a horrible migraine one day and then I went out some other days, and I just didn’t get anything done. I’d been planning all month, I was pretty excited, and it didn’t happen. Oh well.
I’ve been thinking about doing some different and hopefully interesting posts including a book recommendation post so if that’s something you’d like to see let me know in the comments!
I also still haven’t posted the LTB topics for this month, but I’m going to try and post them tomorrow. Sorry!
That’s A Wrap!
In the end, I read 7 books, did 2 reviews, 2 tags, and 5 LTB discussion posts. 6 of the books were 4 or 5 stars, so that’s amazing. I only met my goal of writing at least 3 discussion posts that I set for November, so hopefully I’ll do better this month.
My goals for this month are to read 14 books (at least 10), do 4 or 5 tags, 3 reviews, and 4 LTB posts.
And that’s it for this wrap-up! How was November for you? How many books did you read? What do you think about problematic books? Would you like to see a book recommendation post? Any ideas for more creative posts that I can try out? Anything you’d like to share? Let’s chat in the comments below!