Books I Read This Month:
Honestly I was SHOCKED when I was looking back to see how many books I read in November for this post!! I took the week of Thanksgiving off which I think helped boost my numbers, and I also read a lot of ebooks (4 of the 8 were on my Kindle) which always helps me to read faster!
Books I Reviewed This Month:
A Cure for the Common Breakup (3.5 Stars)
New Uses for Old Boyfriends (2.5 Stars)
Put a Ring On It (5 Stars)
Once Upon a Wine (4 Stars)
The Name of the Star (4 Stars)
The Madness Underneath (3.5 Stars)
The Shadow Cabinet (3.5 Stars)
Moxie (4 Stars)
Total Books Read: 8
Total Novellas Read: 0
Favorite Book Read This Month: American Panda was just a phenomenal portrayal of a protagonist navigating two cultures. Plus, it takes place in college!
Least Favorite Book Read This Month: Bittersweet was a bit of a disappointment.
Book that Most Surprised Me This Month: Far From the Tree blew me away! I was not expecting it to be so emotional!
Reading Challenge Updates
Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge Progress: 73/60
Other Posts This Month:
November was the month I didn’t know I needed. It was the tail end of my busy season at work, so the first few weeks were pretty busy, and then things sort of came to a screeching halt in some ways when I took the week of Thanksgiving off work. It was SO WEIRD to be on a “staycation,” but I absolutely loved it. I didn’t relax/read as much as I had hoped, but I did get a LOT done around the house- we cleaned out our garage, donated a bunch of things, unpacked more boxes, caught up on LOADS of laundry (although I fear I’ll never be fully on top of my laundry…) and just generally did a TON of things around the house that we had been meaning to but had put off. Thanksgiving itself was madness if a bit of a change, as we hosted this year! It was fun but stressful and I was all set to take a ton of pictures but was too busy running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off to take any- and when I finally corralled all of the members of my family to the table, I was too hungry to wait for any photo taking! Also, if anyone is interested in a vegetarian/vegan stuffing alternative, Max and I made this rice based stuffing from Gimme Some Oven and it was FANTASTIC (we skipped the mushrooms though since we’re not huge fans of them).
We also both did quite a bit of black Friday holiday shopping (the sales were SO GOOD) and completely had our Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving even happened- yes we’re THOSE people (#iregretnothing). We just use our Christmas decor for Thanksgiving! I thinking of doing a post showcasing our Christmas decorations if people would be interested!
How was your November? Have you ever hosted Thanksgiving at your place before? Did you do anything exciting for the long holiday weekend? Let me know in the comments!