Monthly Reading Wrap Ups, Reading Updates

Reading Wrap Up – November 2021

Despite travel and holidays, November was much closer to my normal reading pace at 7 books. At the end of October/start of November, I had a string of 4-star reads that got me back to being excited about reading. I then had a a couple 2 stars in a row but ended pretty strong. Definitely excited going into December and the Reindeer Readathon.

Reading Stats

  • Books Read: 7
  • Pages Read: 2,743
  • Average Rating: 3.21
    • 2 – 2 star
    • 1 – 2.5 star
    • 4 – 4 stars
  • Genre Breakdown
    • Contemporary – 3
    • Fantasy – 1
    • Sci-Fi – 1
    • Novel-in-Verse – 1
    • Historical Fiction – 1

The Books

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

4 stars

One day the weather was beautiful and I went for a walk with this audiobook. I walked for over an hour and listened to the full thing. I didn’t love it but it was really good.

A Light in the Sky by Shina Reynolds

4 stars – Full Review

I really enjoyed my ARC of this plot-driven YA fantasy. If you like typical YA fantasy books, this one is definitely worth taking a look at, it was a lot of fun.

Loyalty, Love & Vermouth by Eric Peterson

4 stars – Full Review

This cover of a little white dog caught my eye on NetGalley and it did not disappoint. I really enjoyed the story and fell in love with Mamie.

The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart

2.5 stars – Full Review

I want to love this series. It is so creative and the main story is really interesting. But oh boy, the plot is so slow. There are too many extra POVs that make it even slower. Over 500 pages, it could have been 300.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

2 stars

I decided to give the audiobook of this historical fiction book a shot. I thought I had finally found a historical book I liked after the first part. Then it got a little slow. Then it was another 4 hours after I stopped caring completely. It starts with a really interesting character and story and history I didn’t know. But the story passes to her children and then grandchildren and these characters are not developed well enough, I lost all interest.

Old Music for New People by David Biddle

2 stars – Full Review

Then I read my ARC of this YA contemporary that will be published next week. I didn’t dislike it but there were just a lot of issues with the characters and trans rep.

Slay by Brittney Morris

4 stars

I snuck this one in at the end of the month and I’m so glad I did. I’ve been meaning to read it forever and it was so much more than the gaming story I was expecting. I really enjoyed it.

What’s Up Next

I’m participating in the Reindeer Readathon in December and really excited about it. You can see my full TBR here. We’ll see how closely I stick to it but here are the 8 books to meet the main prompts:

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