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?