Tuesday, December 4, 2018

November Monthly Wrap Up (2018)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone! Not a lot happened in November for me, except me trying to get my driver's licence. But, I had a fantastic Thanksgiving and we had a great Thanksgiving dinner!  We had turkey, stuffing, cheesecake, pecan pie and collard greens and neck bones!  We also watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (which is a holiday tradition for us) and I just loved everything that went on the parade!  Probably my favorite part of the parade is the Goku balloon, which I believe was the first time they had that balloon in the parade.  Let's hope I pass my driver's test in January!

On the Blog:

Just like last month, I read over 3 books. I was trying to read up to 4 books for this month, but I got so busy in November that I didn't have time.  Oh well, at least this reading month was way better than the amount of books I read in November for last year.  I also participated in NaNoWriMo this month, but unfortunately I didn't reach the 50,000 word mark.  Oh well, at least I got over 8,000 words in and I'm planning on finishing this book by next year!

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 


1. [Product Review]  Paperless Post (@paperlesspost)










2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge: 
2018 Discussion Challenge: 8
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018
2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 4
2018 European Reading Challenge: 1
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 : 3
Full House Reading Challenge 2018: 4
Humor Reading Challenge 2018: 8
2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge:
2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 20
2018 Beat the Backlist: 3
2018 Library Love: 4
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018: 12
2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 8
Book Bingo 2018: 4
Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge: 2
2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge : 2
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge: 1
2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge: 1
2018 Reading Bingo Challenge: 3
2018 Reading Challenge Addict
2018 Read It Again, Sam: 6
2018 Try Something New Challenge: 4
2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge: 2
Newbery Medal Challenge:

 Book Stats for November:

Total Number of Books Read: 3
Children's Books: 2
Graphic Novels: 1
5.5 Star Reads: 1
5 Star Reads: 2
Average Rating: 5.0
Male Authors: 1
Female Authors: 2
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 1
Stand Alone: 2
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 8
Total ARC Books for the Year: 3
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 4
Total Reading Alley Books for the Year: 1
Total OnlineBookClub.org Books for the Year: 2
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 6
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 36

Genre Stats:

Humor: 1
Science Fiction: 1
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 0
Drama: 1
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 5
Total Humor Books for the Year: 19
Total Horror Books for the Year: 2
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 6
Total Drama Books for the Year: 2
Total Romance Books for the Year: 2

Blog Stats for November: 

Most Viewed Post: The Sunday Post Meme (156) 90 views
Most Commented Post: The Sunday Post Meme (156) 22 comments


BEST OF THE MONTH: Saga Volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan

Books Bought in November:

* Even though I didn't buy as many books this month like I did in October, I still got a good load of books here, including one ARC given to me by a publisher!  Here are the books I got for November:

December TBR:

* I still haven't read any books here, although I'm busy reading through an ARC that an author gave me.  So, hopefully I'll get through these books in December!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!  discusses about Discussion: Controversial Harry Potter Opinions
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses about Top Ten (Million) Backlist Books I Want to Read
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Funko Movie Moments
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Cover Love: Covers That Tell A Story  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about Do We Need a Teen Romance Category?
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has a list of FICTIONAL VOTES, REAL LIFE LESSONS  
☀  Elley @ Elley the Book Otter discusses about Keeping up with reviews (aka my ongoing existential crisis AHHHH!!!)
☀  Jenna @ Happy Indulgences discusses about JENNA’S GIFT GUIDE: COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

This will be linked to The Book Date's Month in Review and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. Hope the driver's licence thing is going okay, it sure is a biggie when you're doing it. I am still no good at parallel parking but have been studying online videos and practising. And I've had my licence for years!! All the best with your reading for December.

  2. Good luck with your driver's test. I'm happy you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the food, parade, and family. We always watched America's Thanksgiving Day parade that proceeds through Detroit.

    1. Oooh! You have your own Thanksgiving Day Parade? That's cool!

  3. Mmmm pecan pie. So good. Sounds like a busy but good month :) Good luck on your upcoming test!