So, November went by too fast. Work and uni were super busy and Melbourne finally came out of lockdown so my SO and I were able to go out, see friends and get basically all our Christmas shopping done early (yes I’m always early). That meant that I was exhausted and super tired most of the time. I wrote a bit about my life update in my previous post right here if you’re interested.
With that, I didn’t read much but that’s okay. It felt like so little because I had gotten used to reading 10-13 books a month in the last 3 months but my total for November was literally my average number of books before I started reading like crazy in July. There also comes with a certain peace when you push away the guilt for not reading and just enjoy the ability to go outside and have dinner now. Melbourne was in a strict lockdown for so long, so I definitely deserved it and it was so much fun being able to do things I couldn’t for months.
What I Read In November
What was most surprising was that nearly half of my books are audiobooks! Although I literally read 4 of the 5 books in the first half of November and read the last book 2 weeks later on the last day of November. I’m glad to be back at a normal reading schedule for December though and hope to smash out more of my TBR.
Before you say it: YES, I know ~ I have many reviews I want to write and I will write them (the second my last assignment ever is handed in this week).
Total Books: 5
Total Pages: 1,931
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
★★★★☆ (4/5) | MINI REVIEW
Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford
★★★★☆ (4/5) | MINI REVIEW TO COME
★★★★☆ (4.5/5) | REVIEW TO COME
Final Girls by Riley Sager
★★★☆☆ (3/5) | REVIEW TO COME
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
★★★★☆ (4/5) | REVIEW TO COME
Blogging was kind of put on the backburner this month but I still had a few posts I was really proud of! Particularly the BookTuber interview with Oliviareadsalatte (her content is amazing).
What I Watched in November
I…watched no movies but I started the second season of the Alienist and have been obsessed with Gruen on ABC iView because it’s so interesting and related to my job. I’d highly recommend them!
December Plan With Me
I almost made it a whole year without changing my planning style but alas, I have switched over to a digital journal on Goodnotes 5 after buying myself a precious iPad Air 4 (I love it so much) and the matching pencil. It’s been so great to plan digitally and for once I don’t feel any stress or pressure to create something beautiful and yet still have great flexibility in how I plan my day. So far: really loving digital journalling and soon enough when I have more time I’ll no doubt create digital bullet journal spreads too!
It’s sad to say but some of my TBR for December is largely the same as last month because I just didn’t get to so many books I had planned! The Mime Order and Catherine House were the only books from my TBR I could tick off but we have one more month! I can do this.
I do hope that somehow I read way more than this and hit 100 books on my goodreads challenge. I’ve currently read 87 so I’m not far off from achieving double what I set out to do. Let’s see what happens but I’m not pressuring myself to binge books either cause historically that just puts me into a slump xD.
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (CURRENTLY READING)
Defending the Galaxy by Maria V Snyder
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Godsgrave & Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – I WILL finish this book series before the end of the year.
It’s a little hard to believe that we are officially in the last month of 2020. This year has seriously flown by and I’ve achieved so much more than I ever expected despite the uncertainties that might cloud them. I’m looking forward to blogging more this month, sharing my thoughts and reflections as the year ends and looking forward to 2021 – a hopefully more optimistic year.
So, how was your November reading month? Have you got your December TBR figured out?
Until next time,