Month In Review: November 2015

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I still can believe tomorrow the last month of 2015 will begin. When did that happen?! Spring has been quite wet so far in Argentina and I’m still waiting for a chance to start kayaking again… November was quite a busy month so I didn’t finish as many books as previous months. Thirteen is still not a bad number though, and with some luck I will finish Melophobia by James Morris today and make it fourteen. I’m still cooking and baking as always, but I haven’t been posting as much at my new food blog Easy Peasy Delicious Food as I would have liked… I guess having two blogs is more work than I thought haha.

  • Number of books read in November: 13
  • Total number of books read this year: 172
  • Total number of pages read in November: 5.377
  • Total number of pages read this year: 57.749

I’ve only listed twelve titles below; I haven’t decided on the rating for Liars, Inc. yet and I still have to finish Melophobia… Last month was more than excellent with no less than 4 titles with the full 5 stars rating. I don’t think that has ever happened before!

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5 STARS: Absolutely and entirely mind blowing! I suggest you to pick up a copy now. 
Carry On – by Rainbow Rowell // Six Of Crows – by Leigh Bardugo // Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – by Becky Albertalli // Winter – by Marissa Meyer

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4 STARS: Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!
Girl Of Nightmares – by Kendare Blake // George – by Alex Gino // Between Shades Of Gray – by Ruta Sepetys

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3.5 STARS: Great read. Really entertaining!
Why Not Me? – by Mindy Kaling

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3 STARS: It was a nice read, but not fantastic. 
The Valentine Circle – by Reinaldo DelValle // The One Plus One – by Jojo Moyes // Where’d You Go, Bernadette – by Maria Semple

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1.5 STARS: The story wasn’t horrible, but there still isn’t another word to describe it but ‘bad’.
Love And Other Foreign Words – by Erin McCahan

This year I’m doing things slightly different and I’m including an update for the different challenges I’m participating in as well. That way I won’t be having a dozen update posts wandering around. No progress with my last two pending challenges this month; hopefully I will be able to finish them next month!

# CHALLENGES #

bookishbingoprogressGoodreads Reading Challenge: FINISHED!! (60/60)
Updated Goodreads Reading Challenge: FINISHED!! (90/90)
Yet Again Updated Goodreads Reading Challenge: FINISHED!! (120/120)
The Official 2015 TBR Pile Challenge: FINISHED!!
Dusting Of The Shelf Reading Challenge: FINISHED!!
Bookish Bingo 2015: 42/45
2015 When Are You Reading? Challenge10/12
Reading Through The Centuries Challenge: FINISHED!!
Bookish Bingo Ready For Spring: FINISHED!!

As far as the other reading and blogging goals go: I’ve finally managed to read a book over 800 pages! I was supposed to continue Outlander, but I put that one on hold and read Winter instead. As far as the other goals go: I don’t think I will be able to finish them…

# OTHER READING/BLOGGING GOALS #

  • Read at least 5 classics
  • Finish rereading the Harry Potter series 
  • Complete at least 5 series
  • Bring my physical TBR pile below 150 books: 241/150
  • Read at least one book over 800 pages
  • Read at least 5 books in Spanish: 0/5
  • Join at least 5 challenges during the year
  • Finish older reviews that haven’t been posted yet: 0/10
  • Update older reviews to new format: 18/32

Happy December and Happy Reading!