Monthly Wrap Up

November Wrap Up


In November I read 11 books for a total of 2,913 pages and an average of 97 pages per day. Ratings wise I very much enjoyed everything I read!

The standouts for me this month were a couple middle-grade reads, Birdwing and Sawdust in His Shoes, as well as the Slothilda book because it was so dang cute and totally relatable. Overall, a seriously solid reading month! Here’s hoping I can wrap up the year with more of the same! Lots of forthcoming reviews this month, as I didn’t feel like writing reviews while I was on vacation.


The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee
First Sentence: It was an ordinary day at Poplar House.
Static Ruin by Corey J. White
First Sentence: On Joon-ho Station, drifting temple of some ancient religion, the pilgrims press in tight, smell of sweat and grime thick even through my rebreather.

A few thoughts on Goodreads:

Chainmail Bikini by Various Authors
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
First Sentence: The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as “The Styles Case” has now somewhat subsided.

Reviews to come:

The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp
First Sentence: In the beginning, there was the Word, and the Void, and Ice in the North and Fire in the South and the Great Waters.

Runtime by S.B. Divya
First Sentence: The wall behind Marmeg thrummed with the muffled impact of bass beats.

Sawdust in His Shoes by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
First Sentence: All his life Joe Lang was to remember that night – the night that tossed him into a new world.

The Power by Naomi Alderman
First Sentence: I’ve finished the bloody book.

Birdwing by Rafe Martin
First Sentence: Rain pelted heavily against the narrow, glazed window.

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life by Dante Fabeiro

I also wanted to note that I participated in a readathon (a rare occurrence for me – mostly I’m too lazy to care), The Middle Earth Road Trip Readathon hosted by Ekho. My yearly Hobbit reread is approaching and how could I not participate in a readathon that pays homage to the world Tolkien created?

Here’s what I’ve counted:
Fangorn Forest – The House in Poplar Wood
Gondor – Birdwing
Rivendell – Static Ruin
Lonely Mountains – Sawdust in his Shoes
Mirkwood – Her Body and Other Parties
Numenor – The City of Lost Fortunes
Shire – Mysterious Affair at Styles
Khand – Runtime
Mordor – The Power

I’m going to give a go at their December Unread Readathon too, but I make no promises.

My TBR Tear Down attempts remain pretty abysmal. Though I did make the decision to unhaul one and I started Maid Marian on the eve of the 30th so that counts, dammit! I’m hoping to do better in December and I’m going to stick with this in 2019 in a vain attempt to focus on books that have been on my shelves the longest.


There we have it, folks! Here’s hoping we all finish the reading year strong.

*cover images from goodreads

4 thoughts on “November Wrap Up”

  1. I love that you reread The Hobbit every year! I haven’t read it since I was a freshman in high school… which was 17 years ago. Wow! I feel super old now. I really do need to reread it. I think I’ll probably give it a go via audiobook when I do.

    I am going to head over to read your review for Her Body and Other Parties! I’ve been interested in reading it, and want to see what you thought.


    1. Yeah the holidays are so stressful, it’s become a nice little getaway read for me. It’s so comforting! And a breeze to get through.

      Haha I’m 10 years out of high school, so don’t feel too old!

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