Monthly Wrap Up | November 2019

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November was a less productive month than usual for me. While I did knock off a few major reads still pending on this year’s TBR, I still have a couple of mammoth books that I’m not sure I’ll be able to get to this year, namely The Priory of the Orange Tree and Alison Weir’s latest in the Six Tudor Queens series. I also finished my reread of both The Alchemyst series and finally, The Percy Jackson books (in audio). On the downside, I came across not one, but two books that caused me to have a reading slump of nearly a week – I’m still in the process of trying to finish one of them, but more on that when I write the review for it. Overall, a rather average month, but seeing as I’m well over my reading goals for the year, a good one all the same.


Books I Read in November 2019
(links lead to reviews)

New Releases
Wicked Saints (Something Dark & Holy #1) – Emily A. Duncan (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance – Jennieke Cohen – ARC (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
The Fountains of Silence – Ruta Sepetys (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) – Kiersten White (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Backlist
The Queen’s Rising (The Queen’s Rising #1) – Rebecca Ross (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) – Kristen Ciccarelli (🌟🌟🌟)
Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) – Justina Ireland (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Re-Reads
The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #5) – Michael Scott (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6)
– Michael Scott (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) – Maureen Johnson (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Other posts & reviews this month

Crown of Oblivion – Julie Eshbaugh – ARC (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga) – Kiersten White (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
WWW Wednesday | November 6, 2019
Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) – Elizabeth Lim (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) – Sarah J. Maas (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
WWW Wednesday | November 13, 2019
WWW Wednesday | November 20, 2019
WWW Wednesday | November 27, 2019


And as promised, here are my reading challenge updates:
1. Beat the Backlist: This month, I read 3 books from my backlist, and I’m particularly excited about Dread Nation. I just got approved for the ARC of the sequel and I can’t wait to get started on it!
2. Year of Epic Reads:

  • Challenge of the Month: READ A BOOK YOU JUDGED BY ITS COVER!
    Maybe you thought, “wow, that book is gorgeous! I need to get it!” Or maybe it was more of a, “I don’t know what’s happening here but I NEED TO!!” Or maybe you were just intrigued and impulse bought something because you couldn’t help yourself! Whichever kind of cover judge you are, we’re encouraging you to embrace it.


    Chosen Book: Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan
    I was debating whether to read this or not due to the many conflicting reviews I’ve been seeing all year, but the eye catching cover and interesting synopsis I had to give this a try. That turned out to be a great choice and I really enjoyed it! This was an action packed, engrossing read and I’m looking forward to the sequel! Check out my full review here!

 


Stats for the Month

Number of Books: 12
Number of Pages: 5,203
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 162/150


Did you read any of these books or do you plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!


 

3 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up | November 2019

  1. Mayah December 2, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    I just ordered Dangerous Alliance and I am super excited to read it!! Did you like it?

    Liked by 1 person

    • journeyintofantasy December 4, 2019 / 7:31 pm

      It was a fun read and really authentic for the time period too! I reread Pride and Prejudice right after this 😃

      Liked by 1 person

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