November Wrap-Up // A Quiet Month But I Finished My Reading Goal!

Monthly Wrap UpHey loves! Goodness, I’ve been awfully inactive on the blog this month! I decided to cut back a bit on my blogging during November, so I can focus primarily on school. With finals drawing ever nearer, I’ve been burying my nose in textbooks – oh, how tedious this reading can be! Thankfully, my classes have nearly concluded, so I hope to resume my normal blogging schedule soon.  Despite how this was a fairly slow month in terms of reading, I am pleased to announce that for the first time in three years, I completed my reading goal! I set my goal to 75 books this year, and I truly can’t believe that I achieved this resolution! I am absolutely horrendous at sticking to goals and TBRs, so I’m still trying to absorb the shock. As far as other matters in my personal life are concerned, I’ve been mostly studying and working. Not much to report! This past weekend I did purchase and decorate a Christmas tree with my family, so that was absolutely lovely! Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and I’m ecstatic that December has finally begun!

Books ReadA Conjuring Of Light

Kingdom of ash

The Hobbit

Five Feet Apart

Color of Lies

The total number of books I read this month is only five, but all of which were quite enjoyable! My average rating was an amazing 4.0 stars! Although it took me a tad over a week to finish, I absolutely adored Kingdom of Ash. I’ve certainly been suffering from a book hangover since finishing it, because that series truly stole a piece of my heart. I also really enjoyed The Hobbit, and it seemed quite fitting that it was my 75th book of the year! Another intriguing statistic – I just love numbers and facts! – is that I reviewed every single novel I read this month!


A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab // The Color of Lies by C.J. Lyons // Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas // Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott // The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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  • Write some Christmas posts!
  • Reread a favorite book.
  • Ace those finals! *crosses fingers*
  • Listen to an audiobook. Any recommendations?

Section dividerThanks for reading dolls! How was your November? What were some of your highlight this month? What were your favorite books you read? Let me know in the comments!
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70 thoughts on “November Wrap-Up // A Quiet Month But I Finished My Reading Goal!

  1. Ahhh, thank you so so much for linking up my post! So glad you hit your reading challenge goal–congrats!!! Sending all the luck for you on your finals, I bet you’ll ace them!

    Crossing my fingers your December is just (or even more) amazing than November! ❤

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  2. Congratulations on making your goal this year! And you did it early! I somehow exceeded my own expectations, haha. I think it’s because I started reading a lot of comics this year, and they get added to the overall count when I log them on Goodreads.

    Good luck with school! I’m sure you’re ready for a break.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  3. Good luck with the finals Kelly, crossing all my fingers (and toes!) fir you. 🍀💕

    And massive congratulations to finishing your reading goal, well done! 🎉🎉🎉

    Five books is a lot. 😊 Sounds like you enjoyed what you read and that must have been so satisfying, especially during this stressful period you must be in. I really enjoyed reading your reviews. 😊❤️

    And yay to Christmas posts, looking forward to reading them once your exams are over. Good luck love! ❤️

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  4. ahhhh i’m so GLAD to see you loved kingdom of ash too bc damnnn it was an incredible finale to an incredible series! congrats on finishing your reading challenge!! that’s so awesome

    wasn’t ACoL the most wild thing ever. compared to the first two books in the series, i was so impressed with how WELL DEVELOPED and written it was. ughhhh gave me all the feels.

    so glad to see you had a great november, i hope your december is just as fantastic!!

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    1. It was such a magnificent conclusion! I was honestly so terrified that the ending wouldn’t be satisfying, but wow! I loved it! 🤗

      ACoL DESTROYED me! I loved it so much! It might be my favorite book I read this year. Hahaha. ❤️

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  5. Congrats on completing your reading goal! 😀 Looks like you read some great books in November. I still need to continue with the Throne of Glass series. I’ve been so unsure about it since I didn’t really like the first book that much. Everyone swears it gets better, so I guess we’ll have to see about that. Haha.

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  6. Ooh, congratulations on reaching your reading goal! That’s amazing! ❤ Now you can simply see how much higher you can get without pressuring yourself, haha. 😀

    Kingdom of Ash was heartbreaking! I knew that up front but jeez, I did not expect to be such a mess after certain events in that book. :')

    The best of luck with your finals! You can do it! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Kathy!! ❤️ I’m considering making 100 books by big reading goal next year, but we’ll see! Hahaha.

      Kingdom of Ash was so amazing! My heart, soul, and other body parts was ripped out of me, but it’s okayyyy. 😂

      Ty!! I just can’t wait for the finals to be over! Hahaha.


  7. Congrats on reaching your reading goals. That’s such an amazing accomplishment.
    I don’t blame you for taking time away from the blog in November, Christmas was always the busiest time of year when it came to exams and school work.
    I LOVED A Conjuring of Light and I am so happy to see you enjoyed it as well.
    Hope you have a lovely December.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lois! ❤ This time of the year definitely can get a bit hectic and stressful! So happy to hear that you loved A Conjuring of Light as well! It was such a fantastic book! Have a great December, beautiful! ❤

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