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November Reading Wrap Up

on December 1, 2022

Total Books Read: 12
Fiction: 9
Non-Fiction: 3
Library Books: 6
Books On My TBR List: 3
Books in a Series: 2
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 7
Male/Female Authors: 
3/9
Kindle Books: 2
Books I Owned or Bought: 3
Favourite Book(s): I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (re-read on audio this time)
Least Favourite Books: Our Wives Under The Sea by Julia Armfield
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 2

I’m super happy with my reading month for November. It was the final month for my second semester of university and I did have a lot of work to complete but I feel like I’ve finally gotten myself into a groove in respect to that. I have a good idea of how long it will take to research and write final essays/reports (I had one of each this semester) and I managed to get myself into a good schedule so that I never felt rushed or stressed completing things. So much so that when I logged in to submit my final assignment, I saw we’d all been granted an extension for four days and I didn’t take it. I just submitted the report anyway – I had done as much as I felt I could do. Four more days of fiddling would probably just be stressful.

I read 12 books this month, including one that was a repeat. I listened to Project Hail Mary on audio after reading it a few months ago and loving it. I really wanted to hear how they did Rocky speaking and it was excellent. Although I think I liked Grace less in the audio version than I did in the written version. He came off more condescending in the audio than I remember in the print version, so I guess that’s on how I read his inflection versus how the narrator spoke it. Still loved the story though and I am so excited for the movie – I hope it does it justice.

I read two really excellent memoirs this month as well – I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, which I feel like everyone has read also, it’s been incredibly popular and for good reason. It really showcases some of the problems in child acting, when the child in question is living out someone else’s dream, rather than their own. It’s a difficult read and I’d definitely say anyone who wants to pick it up should look into the potential triggers but it’s so good. I also read The Wonder Of Little Things by Vincent Copley (and Lea McInerney). Vincent was an Indigenous man (he died in January of this year) and the book is his life story and it is fascinating. He was at the forefront of a lot of early activism for Indigenous rights and his life and outlook were simply fascinating.

Challenge check in!

Read Non Fiction Challenge: 6/6 

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge: 42/15

Aussie Author Challenge: 6/12 – I’ve lost count here but I’m pretty sure that once I go through and find books to apply to this I’ll be at 12/12

My 22 in 2022: 8/22 – lol.

Onto the December TBR – this is just the books I definitely want to read. The bottom 3 are ARCs from publishers, the top one was sent to me by my lovely blogger friend Theresa from TheresaSmithWrites as she had a spare copy.

I also want to read plenty of other books in December, ones that I have set aside from earlier months in the year and books I have bought and not gotten to yet. This is going to be the summer of reading (if summer ever arrives, the weather is still depressingly cold and rainy here in Melbourne for this time of year). I have also been using my library a lot lately and have multiple books on hold that I am expecting to come in at some stage in December.

I hope you all had a great reading November and are excited for the coming holiday season.

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