Monthly Recap: November 2014

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I feel like the term “monthly recap” is pretty self-explanatory, but just in case here’s my spiel! I’ll be recapping what I’ve read for the month and what reviews I’ve written, along with what I’m planning to read for next month. What’s been happening in my personal life may also be making an appearance from time to time (this of course depends on whether anything interesting happens!).

What I Read in November:

  1. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire
  2. King Lear by William Shakespeare (school)
  3. Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye (school)
  4. Someday by Drew Hayden Taylor (school)
  5. Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
  6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (school)
  7. Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Simpson (school)
  8. Grave Witch by Kalayna Price (RTC)
  9. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (school)
  10. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (RTC)
  11. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (RTC)
  12. Princeless Vol. 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley

That’s right y’all, I finally finished Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson…and I really liked it! I’ve definitely learned my lesson though – no books longer than 500 pages while I’m still in classes. I just don’t have the attention span for anything that long when school’s in session! I’m still on my audiobook kick and I discovered some really great narrators in November, chief among them Cynthia Holloway who narrates half of These Broken Stars. Turns out that Holloway has narrated quite a few UF books, so I’m going to check out some of her other work. Definitely recommend her!

What I Reviewed in November:

  1. Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong
  2. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire
  3. Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
  4. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

If you follow me on instagram then you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been doing  A LOT of book buying lately – and that was before Black Friday. Here’s a picture of one of the books I’m most excited about for December:

So the sheer number of books that I’ve bought has got me thinking I need a new system of book buying, one that’s a little easier on my wallet – and my bookshelf space. For December I’m going to participate in #ProjectFiveBooks, a reading challenge that requires you to read 5 books before you can buy a new one. I first heard about the challenge in a youtube video by Sanaa at InkBonesBooks, who’s one of my favourite booktubers. The challenge seems easy enough, so let’s hope I can make it stick!

Goodbye November, can’t say I’m sad to see the back of ya. December has two weeks of exams and then two weeks of blissful freedom – and you better believe I’ll be using that free time to do some major reading. Any recommendations? Are there any books that I absolutely NEED to read?

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