Wow, why does it feel like I just wrote my September wrap up… Yesterday? Anyone else or is it just me? 😂
I don’t know what happened in November. I feel like it was a pretty weird month as I fell into a bit of a funkier mood and lost motivation when it came to work, which eventually bled into pretty much all other aspects of my life. How dramatic! 🙈 But I honestly didn’t do much and nothing of note happened. I baked a bit, I ate at a restaurant for the first time since the second wave hit Indonesia in mid-2021, got obsessed with playing Zelda BOTW, and of course, obsessed over Taylor’s Version of Red. Better Man is my current favourite track from the vault, mostly cos the lyrics hit so close to home in maybe not the best ways, but as much as I’m an emotional reader, I’m also an emotional listener and this has me wrapped up in my feels!
I think I read 20 books in November! I feel like maybe I read a romance or two and didn’t note them and uh, forgot? 😂 Brain fog was kinda my November… I thought I got a little bit of my reading mojo back at one point but no, my reading mood has still been a little erratic and slump-ish even though I stopped gaming for a week+ thinking it would help (don’t think it did).
Surprisingly though I had THREE 5-star reads with a new favourite fantasy and a new favourite small-town romance series to add to my faves list! I think if I had to pick my favourite of the three, it’d be The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse, which is an amazing fantasy debut. That said, Brighton Walsh had me wanting to set up in Havenbrook asap, please! 😂 So, I guess I really can’t choose between my 5-star reads? LOL!
My name is Wen Alder. My name is Foolish Cur.
All my life, I have been torn between two legacies: that of my father, whose roots trace back to the right hand of the Emperor. That of my mother’s family, who reject the oppressive Empire and embrace the resistance.
I can choose between them – between protecting my family, or protecting my people – or I can search out a better path . . . a magical path, filled with secrets, unbound by Empire or resistance, which could shake my world to its very foundation.
But my search for freedom will entangle me in a war between the gods themselves…
Also, a quick update on my #NetgalleyNovember BINGO reading: I read 6 out of 9 titles, which is a little sad but also, ngl, I’m pretty chuffed to have managed those six books! 😂 As my super funky reading mood continues I was pretty worried I’d struggle to finish even two books, so this is a win for me!
Book covers are linked to Goodreads and the title text is linked to my reviews, if available!
(ARC) How to Love Your Neighbor
Jade Fire Gold (actual 2.75)
I’m embarrassed that I’ve done so little engaging this month though I still continue to post. I’ve managed to catch a few great posts but they’re only a few of the ones that I still have bookmarked to read! I hope to do better in December 😔
- Read Bake Create: Bookish Gift Guide Budget Edition
- Drizzle & Hurricane Books: How to Take Better Care of Your Mental Health As A Content Creator/Blogger
- Girl On Books: New Releases to Read in November (Based On Your Sign)
- Talk of Tales Book Blog: Interview with Fonda Lee, Author of ‘Green Bone Saga’ + Exclusive Group Interview!
- Pop! Goes the Reader: Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 147: Fantasy (Part 16)
- Enthralled Bookworm: Top 5 Reasons to Read ‘If This Gets Out’
- Wordy and Whimsical: Mini Reviews: Did These Books Live Up to Their Hype?
- It’s Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile: Recommending Books Based on Characters from the Green Bone Saga
- Rain Check and Read: 2021 End of Year Book Tag
And that’s November wrapped! How was your reading month? What was your favourite read last month? I can hardly believe that we’re already into the last month of 2021 and that 2022 is literally less 26 sleeps away?!
I hope everyone has a brilliant December! ❤️