November 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted November 30, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 2 Comments



Oh man, November has been a month, let me tell you. There were some very good parts, but also a LOT of inconvenient things. It was just one of those months were everything seemed to be harder than usual. I had to replace the hard drive in my computer, lots of school work of course, my personal information was “compromised”(sigh. fun stuff sorting THAT out),  just. . . everything. Now I’m also having car troubles.

On the good side of the month was getting to visit a friend, going to one of the stops on the Welcome to Night Vale book tour, and Thanksgiving(though that’s not really a holiday my family celebrates with a big gathering).


I had hoped to continue on with my Gilmore Girls rewatch, but I didn’t really get around to it. I did finally watch Guardians of the Galaxy, a few years later than everyone else, and it was. . . okay. I didn’t dislike it, but I also don’t really get the fuss.


Not gonna lie, I basically didn’t listen to anything this month except for the Hamilton cast recording. I think my favorite songs are Satisfied, Wait for It, Guns and Ships, Non-Stop, Washington on Your Side, The Room Where it Happens, and Burn.




5 star Reads:

Winter by Marissa Meyer

4 star Reads:

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

3 Star Reads:

Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame
Things I Can’t Explain by Mitchell Kriegman

2 star Reads:


1 star & DNF Reads:

The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan(DNF)



The blog was quieter this month because of computer issues + end of the semester, but I still have some blogging favorites from the month.

Favorite reviews: Just Visiting, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light

Favorite top ten Tuesday: My top 10 quotes from books I’ve read in the past year or so.



I’ve never read a book by Jennifer Weiner, but I loved her article about the push back that happens when women start loving popular literary books. 
I added quite a few books on this list of 9 books to read if you’re obsessed with Hamilton to my TBR.
I also read this super depressing article about Texas women inducing their own abortions.
This one’s from October, but I was glad to hear about New Zealand lifting a ban on a YA novel.

 Favorites favbook

Winter! What a great series ender.



Hmm, I don’t actually have one this month! None of the books I read were ones that had me reaching for the sticky-notes.


I mentioned it in my Sunday wrap-up a few weeks ago, but I got to visit a friend for a weekend this month(that’s when I went to the Welcome to Night Vale book tour stop). That whole weekend was a BLAST and such a fun memory. It was full of friends + good food + books + new things.



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Posted November 22, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 5 Comments

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