November Wrap-Up // I Failed At Life in General But At Least I Read a Lot!!

Did November even exist? Did I imagine it??

November felt like it lasted a few minutes. And I actually have no recollection of what has happened this year. I can’t remember anything anymore. Help please.

Hopefully December is less chaotic and slightly better than November. Mostly I’m looking forward to Christmas but definitely not cold weather (I hate it).

I read 15 books this month! Which is surprising, considering how busy I’ve been with school. I usually have a monthly TBR set, but this time, I ended up not sticking to it at all…

Anyways, I loved a lot of these books (some of which emotionally destroyed me), and I’m happy with how diverse they were!

A Curse of Roses The Beauty of the Moment Divided Fire The Gilded Wolves

  • A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha // this was such an immersive historical fantasy and the f/f romance was so good! ★★★★☆
  • The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena // I honestly didn’t care for the other characters, just the romance ★★★☆☆ [3.5]
  • Divided Fire by Jennifer San Filippo // the concept of the magic system in this was so interesting to see and I liked it more than I though I would ★★★★☆
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi // I loved the cast of characters in this and there were heists ★★★★☆
  • Starfish Darius the Great Is Not Okay Darius the Great Is Not Okay when the moon was ours

  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman // this completely broke me. I have very strong feelings about this one, which will probably go down as one of my all-time favorites ★★★★★
  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram // I was emotionally destroyed by this and the cultural aspect of it was so interesting to read about ★★★★★ [4.5]
  • Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram // it was so nice to be back with Darius (aka my favorite gay) ★★★★☆
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna Marie-McLemore // this was my first book of McLemore’s, and I ended up loving it. their writing is so magical, and this was such an amazing book ★★★★☆ [3.5]
  • not your sidekick kpop confidential patron saints of nothing warcross

  • Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee // I loved the concept of this and the characters were so lovable! there was a lot of LGBTQIAP+ rep in this, which I appreciated ★★★★☆
  • K-Pop Confidential by Stephan Lee // I enjoyed reading about the k-pop industry, and the friendship relationships in this are to die for ★★★★☆
  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay // this was such a though-provoking, powerful novel that everyone should read. I cried…look away ★★★★☆ [4.5]
  • Warcross by Marie Lu // I usually don’t like the virtual reality/video game trope in books, but this one did it for me (and of course it had to be Marie Lu) ★★★★☆
  • wildcard astonishing color of after seven deadly shadows

  • Wildcard by Marie Lu // the sequel was disappointing. that’s all I have to say ★★☆☆☆ [2.5]
  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan // I loved this!! magical realism is so…magical. but I also cried ★★★★☆
  • Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani // Japanese mythology is so interesting to read about. I loved the atmosphere of it, and overall, it did not disappoint! ★★★☆☆ [3.5]
    • I posted consistently this month!! Thank goodness for post scheduling.
    • And I’m actually caught up with most of the comments!
    • I also might take a short hiatus for semester finals coming up in mid-December, and I’m running low on content ideas and motivation.
    • I’d like to visit more blogs and interact with you–link a blog post of yours below for me to check out!
    • Thank you all for your support ❤️

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    In November, I didn’t do much. I read a lot. Plus break, and it felt so nice to get away from school, even for just a week. Sitting around at home, reading, playing Among Us, yeah,,,

    I read some webcomics this month that were so, so good. I have to rec Freaking Romance, Castle Swimmer, The Fever King (which I just finished and have so many thoughts about), and My Deepest Secret. Check these out when you can (because you need to read them).


    how was your November? have you read any webcomics lately? are you excited for the holidays??

    and also i have a new blog name and design!! it’s so pretty (i can say this because it wasn’t designed by me haha)! tell me your thoughts below! ✨💖

    30 thoughts on “November Wrap-Up // I Failed At Life in General But At Least I Read a Lot!!

    1. Starfish is AMAZING – i first read it back in 2017, and i remember tearing up over how relatable the main character was to me – her struggles with social anxiety really resonated with me :’) i’m so glad to see that you loved it as well 💜 and ahhh Warcross is probably my favorite book by Marie Lu, i’m happy you enjoyed it too! it’s such a fun and engaging sci-fi 🤩


    2. I’m a tad late to this post so I hope you’re enjoying your December! Ah seems like you read SO MANY great books, basically all of which I’m super excited to read. Especially Starfish, omg I can’t wait to read it, it’s been on my tbr for far too long. And also The Astonishing Colour of After. Hope you enjoy your break <3<3

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    3. Aaaaaaaah I love your new style! It’s amazing!
      Wow, 15 books is WAY better than me. I mean honestly I’ve probably already read 15 books this month just because I read Fence over and over and over but like…they’re graphic novels, it barely counts. I only read 11 this month.
      I WANT TO READ NOT YOUR SIDEKICK SO MUCHHHHH. It sounds absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, with all the other books I want to read I prob won’t get to it very soon…

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    4. Seems like you read so many books in this month!!
      By the way I’ve been reading the red king webcomic in webtton!! It’s literally beyond words to describe and I’m loving it. ❤️❤️❤️

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    5. WOAH THE NEW LOOK IS SO AESTHETIC – love the name and the new graphics!! ❤ 15 books is incredible! I’m so glad to see you discovered a new fav… ahh I loved Warcross so so much, though I wasn’t disappointed by Wildcard, I thought that Warcross was definitely superior… Also, all the best for your finals Katie!!

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    6. November didn’t really have high lights

      I pretty much only read one novel- Little Women. The rest came from A Treasury of Hans Christian Anderson and A Christmas Treasury. So Little Women and a number of short stories and poems

      I always look forward to December

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