November in Review


Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by.

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Life: November was not that great. I went to the dentist and found out I needed two emergency root canals to get rid of some abscesses in my teeth – fun! Luckily that meant some time home and to read. I read a ton and got caught up on some committee reading.

Reading: I read 41 books this month! Wow!

  1. Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir
  2. The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
  3. Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen
  4. Just Jaime by Terri Libenson
  5. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1: High School Is Hell by Jordie Bellaire
  7. Bright We Burn (The Conqueror’s Saga, #3) by Kiersten White
  8. Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden
  9. Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron, #1) by Ashley Poston
  10. The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid by Kirk Scroggs
  11. The Iliad by Gareth Hinds
  12. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
  13. Mammal Takeover! (Earth Before Us #3): Journey through the Cenozoic Era by Abby Howard
  14. The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3) by Neal Shusterman
  15. Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
  16. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
  17. Welcome to Wanderland by Jackie Ball
  18. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa
  19. Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  20. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
  21. Ghost (Track, #1) by Jason Reynolds
  22. Patina (Track, #2) by Jason Reynolds
  23. Blackbird, Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries
  24. Sunny (Track, #3) by Jason Reynolds
  25. Lu (Track, #4) by Jason Reynolds
  26. The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black
  27. Bird and Squirrel All Tangled Up (Bird & Squirrel, #5) by James Burks
  28. Apocalypse Taco by Nathan Hale
  29. Surviving the City by Tasha Spillet
  30. Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children by Kath Shackleton
  31. No Ivy League by Hazel Newlevent
  32. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  33. Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades by Mike Cavallaro
  34. Lupin Leaps In by Georgia Dunn
  35. Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri
  36. Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn #9) by Dana Simpson
  37. The Treacherous Seas (A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem, #2) by Christopher Healey
  38. Science Comics: Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice by Jason Viola
  39. Red River Resistance (A Girl Called Echo Book 2) by Katherena Vermette
  40. Cassandra Steps Out by Isabelle Bottier
  41. Your Turn, Adrian by Helena Oberg

Challenges: Check out my 2019 Challenges

Audiobook Challenge: 8 books read (86/50+)

Bookish Resolutions (50 books I own): 5 books read (90/50)

Bookish Resolutions (10 ebooks): 0 books read (2/10)

Connect Five Books Challenge: 0 connections ( 10 books read/ 2 connections)

Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge: 5 books read (98/61+)

Looking Forward: December ends my husbands training so he’ll be out of “classroom” training and in the field so he’ll be hopefully back on another shift which will be great for our dogs. It’s also my birthday and Star Wars and break! 🙂 Cannot wait for two weeks off! And maybe some family time 😉

Life: November was a bit of a strange month mainly because I felt like it went by in a week. I did participate in NaNoWriMo and I did WIN!!!! I finished the first draft of my book and I am insanely proud that I was able to do that in just one month. I took my laptop with me almost every single day to work and wrote on both my breaks and on my lunches. It is really good to know that I can really get things done if I put my mind to it and actually do the work. Also my husband, sister in law and I have decided that come summer time we will be more than likely relocating and I am so stupidly excited to move, we are going to be in/near the moutains and live on a ton of land with a house that we have picked out and it is going to be amazing. A lot of our time went into looking at land for sale and researching towns and areas we might want to live.


Reading: Even with all the stuff I had going on I still managed to read sixteen books in the month of November.

  1. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine 
  3. On Writing by Stephen King 
  4. The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
  5. The Monster of Eledhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht 
  6. A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
  7. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
  8. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  9. Breathe by Abbi Glines 
  10. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
  11. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
  12. Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon 
  13. The Rebirth of Witchcraft by Doreen Valiente
  14. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
  15. Wrath by John Gwynne 
  16. Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame

Looking Forward: I am of course very excited for the holidays, I am going to see my dad for a couple of days which is great and I will have a 5 day weekend next week which is incredibly exciting and will be much needed. I really can’t wait to move which is still a while away but I really wish we could go like tomorrow. I am also going to be working on revising my book probably in January, in the meantime I think I am going to work on some fanfiction because I really love writing and reading that as well.

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One response to “November in Review

  1. I can relate to the dentist… I’m getting two teeth pulled Wednesday due to a diabetic gum bone degenerative disease. Not looking forward to it since one is abcessed.
    Hopefully December is good for both of you!

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