Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2018

Hi, book fam!

Okay, I’ll be straight with you all. November may be my worst month of 2018, and I may be so glad it’s over. But my thrill of December starting just makes me warm up. As some of you know, I struggled with some personal problems like family stress and someone stealing my identity. But I can’t let these negative sway my love of Christmas.

So for my monthly goal, I’m catching up on my blog and up my blogger friends, reach out like before, and be more involved in our great community. And frankly, I’m a little stoked for Blogmas (or some form of it, because blogging every day sounds daunting).

Who’s ready for another monthly wrap-up post? Let’s get to it then.

I’ve been in such a reading funk. And I don’t know how to get out of it. Before starting my current read, I switched several books and couldn’t get into the stories. And I loathe that. I truly do. And I am so behind on my Goodreads Challenge! 😭 But I’ve finally tackled some great books though.

City of Ghost by Victoria Schwab

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Isn’t this book such an adorable middle grade read?! I don’t always read MG, but these books hold a special meaning to me. And since Victoria wrote this one, I couldn’t pass it up. How could I with best friends who are ghosts, a shy and a naive main character who would like nothing more than to be left alone, and a crazy ghost lady who steals kids?

 

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I am in pain while writing this section. I don’t know if I’ve cried this hard over a book. But here I am, and I still feel the burn. Sarah brings together all storylines and still surprises me with what she pulls off. She may be the master of plot twists.

I’M NOT READY FOR KINGDOM OF ASH. I need a support group, immediately.

 

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Even though the storyline is predictable, and the I saw the ending a mile away, I enjoyed this book. So much. I needed a large dose of feminism, and I got it with Tracy’s writing. I’m enraged over this world, but I can’t get over how women will always rise above oppression. I definitely recommend it.


Since Canada Post is going through the process of ending its rotating strikes, I haven’t gotten around to ordering many books for Christmas. Other than Archenemies, which I’m reading and loving it!, all of these titles have gone on my Christmas list, and I completely regret the decision. I made an error. Let me go back. But honestly, though, I cannot wait to read these. They’re worth the wait.


Okay, everyone, my post is almost over. But I can’t finish it until I show off some of my favourite posts I found. So take a look at these:

❄️ Kaleena, who I adore, has come out with her new 2019 book blogger templates. And let me tell you: I feel like I have no skill. 😂 I’ve got to step it up, and these templates are just the way to pull off that task.

Also, you need to check out her review for This Mortal Coil. Both Taylor from Nerd Narration and Kaleena have convinced me to buy the series.

❄️ Don’t expect anything but the best from Jess and Teagan from Fiction No Chaser. So when I found out about their latest book review of Kingdom of Ash, I chanced looking at it, even though I didn’t want to get spoiled (but I kind of spoiled myself with the book anyway). Then I read the headline, and I laughed. Hard. I know I won’t be coherent to write my review either.

❄️ Taylor from Nerd Narration has decided to spread the holiday cheer by creating a new series called Holiday ADVENTure 2018. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS (also happy and proud to be a part of it too).

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6 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2018

  1. Morning, love! First and foremost, I’m sorry November has been a pain! I’m glad you’re focusing on the positives and trying to move forward! As for your month looks like you read some big books and enjoyed them so that’s always a plus!! Second, I cannot wait for you to read Sadie. I think I comment every single time I see someone has acquired/will acquire that beautiful — yet haunting — book!! Finally, thank you so much for your kind words and including my new series! First post JUST WENT LIVE and I can’t wait to see if the community enjoys it as much as I do! =D

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  2. It seems like a lot of people had reading slumps in November, myself included! I think I might be out of mine finally, which is good since I’ve had one for the past few months. I hope you can break your slump soon and that December is a better month for you!

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  3. I STILL need to get my hands on City of Ghosts but I keep postponing on ordering books.. Mainly because I know I’ll end up with a ridiculously huge haul.. [I feel like I should splurge one last time before little wiggle is born so starting with ordering one book will set an entire avalanche in motion? I think? Especially since I have a list a mile long with books I really want to buy still..]

    AND YES TO KALEENA’S TEMPLATE. Seriously. I was messing around making my own, then saw hers and was like.. “This.. This is ALMOST perfect..” I simply added two or three things I need for myself and.. TADAH. That girl deserves a medal or something.

    I truly, truly hope you love Girls of Paper and Fire once you get your hands on it! ❤

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  4. Can we talk about how much I am loving your post graphics? Well done on them!

    I am so sorry November was a dumpster fire and I hope December is better for you. And hopefully the identity theft is easy enough to correct, ugh.

    Thank you so much for sharing my spreadsheet template, and if you have questions please reach out on Twitter, love! AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU TO READ THIS MORTAL COIL OMG

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