Monthly Wrap-Up: November ’21

Last month I mentioned I wanted to slow things down the latter part of this year because I didn’t want to get burned out going into 2022. I successfully stuck to this. I read and blogged less in November even though part of my mind was still in hyper-focused mode. Luckily, I was able to channel this into some new crochet projects which kept me from overdoing it on the blogging/reading front. I also did a lot of holiday shopping and am almost done purchasing gifts for everyone. It’s one less thing to stress about in December and hopefully this means I can finally get to all the fantasy books I said I was going to read to close out this year. I am getting very impatient with this weather we are having though. This week we have temperatures in the upper 80s…in December. This feels very cruel. I would very much like to wear all the cute sweaters I bought for fall please. It’s going to be winter and the cold weather is nowhere to be found. Oh, also if I disappear for like a week or a week and a half it’s because I am taking a little hiatus. I probably won’t announce it, but I think I should take at least a small break before the year ends ❤

(Book covers below are linked to my reviews, unless otherwise specified.) 

Favorite Book This Month:

My favorite read in November was Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus: Volume One. I didn’t get into the webcomic like everyone else, but I heard all the hype and was eager to check it out in print. I adored it so much and the art work is so lovely. I don’t think I have the willpower to wait for the second volume, so I will probably be check out the webcomic after all.

Least Favorite Book This Month:

No book received lower than three stars from me.

Other Books I Read This Month:

✿Small Town Monsters by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

✿The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

✿Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

✿We Do This ’til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba

Reviews Posted:

(Covers linked to reviews)

Notable Blog Posts:

Book Lists: Most Stunning 2021 Book Covers – I enjoy pretty covers and if you do too, check out my favorite covers of 2021.

Book Lists: 2021 Books I Haven’t Read (But Should Have) – It’s that time of year where I look back and regret all the releases I haven’t had time to read yet.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for Fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Took the opportunity to share ten books I think fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (book or movie) would enjoy.

What I Watched/Am Watching:

The Guest – I watched so many horror movies in October that I fell behind on all my other shows, so I’ve been trying to finish Hometown Cha Cha Cha and Hotel Del Luna. I also just started The Guest which is a K-Drama about demon possession and I am loving it.

December Releases I’m Excited For:

I don’t have any December releases on my radar and I am thinking this probably has to do with the supply chain issue. A lot of book releases have been pushed to next year.

Do you read more or less at the end of the year? What are your reading plans for December?

17 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: November ’21

  1. Oh my gosh! The Guest is one of my favorites! I hope you love it!

    I’m also probably about a 1/3 of the way through Hotel Del Luna and it’s pretty fun – by the way, I cackled at its reference to The Guest and Park Il-do. XD

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  2. I’m glad to hear that you could slow down things for yourself! I’m very lucky that we’re having very cold weather right now, sending you some snow ❄ I never got around to reading Lore Olympus – even though it’s such a popular webcomic – but I’m excited to see that it got published! 😄 I hope you have a good December 😊

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  3. My reading wasn’t the best in November. I’m hoping to read more this month, but I know it’ll be a pretty busy month too, so we’ll see!!

    I do have most of my Christmas shopping finished though, which is a very good feeling.

    -Lauren

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  4. Be careful what you wish for! We had a strangely warm autumn, then the last week of November we got slammed with cold and snow so bad that some people are still trapped in a pub. I’m hoping they’re freed soon, they’re stuck with an Oasis tribute band…

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  5. I’m glad you were able to get a head start on shopping as well as avoid burnout with reviews and blogging. I too did my shopping in November and it made this week so much easier and has left me with time for baking treats for friends and neighbors. Merry Christmas!

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