Wednesday, 2 December 2015

November 2015 Wrap-Up!


November is over already... and I seriously don't know where all the time went. I've been terribly busy all month, running around trying to fit everything in my schedule. I'm ready for some holidays now, even though I know I'll have to wait quite a while before I can actually get any. Oh well, at least now that December is here I have an excuse to drink hot chocolate... because everything is better with some hot chocolate! I'm also really happy to see the lights and Christmas trees starting to go up. It's getting me in a festive mood early, and I really like it!

Reading and blogging-wise, November has been just as dreadful as October. I only read four books this month, posted very little, and was absolutely rubbish at keeping up with visiting other blogs. But three out of four of these books were on my reading plan for this month, so I'm happy that I managed to follow it at least a little!

covers link to Goodreads

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - 4/5 (review to come)
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro - 3/5
Time to Die by Caroline Mitchell - 4/5
Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons- 5/5

Links in titles take you to my full review


Also, this month I hit 100 Instagram followers!! That really surprised me, since I don't actually post very often (I'm just too lazy when it comes to taking pictures), but I'm ever so grateful that people actually like some of the stuff I post! Massive thanks to each and every one of you who take the time to read my posts and like my tweets and pictures. You are so wonderful, I want to hug you all!! 
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What I added to my shelves


How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern - from the library
Grudging: Birth of Saints Book One by Michelle Hauck - review copy from Edelweiss. Huge thanks to Harper Voyager!

Not many new books this month, but that's not too bad since I have a lot of older ones that I want to get through first. I'm particularly excited to have had the opportunity to host the wonderful Michelle Hauck (author of Grudging) here on the blog this month to talk about NaNoWriMo inspiration. If you missed her guest post, be sure to check it out!

My Plans for December


I've been pretty good at following my reading plan for November, so I'll try again this month. I'll definitely try to read:

-How to Fall in Love - since it's from the library, I have to read it before the deadline. That's motivation for you! 
-Grudging by Michelle Hauck - because it makes me very curious and I feel in the mood for a good fantasy.
- Never Never by Brianna Shrum
- The Traitor by Seth Dickinson

Both of these last two were in my plan for November, but I didn't manage to get to them in time. I'll try again this month, and maybe I'll be more successful!

What about you? How was your November? Any plans for December? Tell me EVERYTHING in the comments!