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November 2021 Wrap Up

Hello! I am finally, finally, finally out of my reading slump! I know I said this in my October Wrap Up, but I soon nose dived right back into a reading slump. I was getting so frustrated. Especially with the end of the year closing in, and I still have a way to go to get to my reading goal. Even my tips to combat a reading slump weren’t helping. So, eventually, I just had to wait it out. And the last week and a half of November I read seven books! It feels so good to have had a good reading month finally. So, let’s get into the books I read last month.

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

The first book that I read was Frostbite by Richelle Mead, continuing my reread of The Vampire Academy. I will be having another reread diary post go up about Frostbite, however it won’t be until the new year because I want to focus on the Christmas and New Year book posts this month! But in January, I will have my post up about Frostbite! If you want to read my previous ReRead Diary entry for The Vampire Academy you can read it: Here.

Wrapped Up in You by Talia Hibbert

Another Talia Hibbert book for 2021! I did not know that Talia Hibbert had a Christmas short story, so as soon as I found it, you bet that I instantly started reading it. I loved it so much. Talia Hibbert is such a great story teller and I can’t wait to read more of her novels. I will have my review of this short story up early next week, so look out for that!

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan

Next, I read Sixteen Scandals, which has been on my TBR for well over a year. I was given access to an e-arc by the publisher, but I never got round to it until now! It feels so good to have this one off of my TBR. I was able to add my review to NetGalley too, and get my percentage up a tiny bit (it is awful right now). You can check out my review and full thoughts: here.

The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

I may have found my favourite Christmas book… I loved this one so much. It is about two twin sisters who are bakers and circumstances mean they have to swap places for a week or so. I loved the Parent Trap growing up, so reading the Christmas Adult Romance version of it was so much fun. I can’t recommend it enough. You can read my review: here.

In an Absent Dream, Come Tumbling Down & Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

I finally caught up with the Wayward Children series! I honestly thought this was a series that I was always going to be behind on, but I have caught up! I am up to date with the series, and I am really looking forward to the next book to come out in January. I think out of the three I read this month, Come Tumbling Down was my favourite. I think I just love Jack and Jill because Down Among the Sticks and Bones is my favourite in the series so far. I love their world, The Moors, and seeing the other characters from Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children break the one rule (‘No Quests’) to visit the Moors was a really fun experience.

I spoke briefly in my update yesterday, but I am sticking with my reading goal of 75 books. This means that I need to read ten more books before the end of the year, which I think is doable! I have so many books on my TBR, and in a couple of days time I am going to be talking about some of the Christmas books that are on my TBR this year! I also want to reread some old favourites, so I think this is achievable!

Last month, I officially read more than I read last year! Last year I read 61 books, and I am currently at 65 books this year. This is so exciting! I still am no where near my 2019 books read which was 101, but I am reading much longer books this year. In 2019, I was reading a lot of poetry which are just naturally shorter and quicker reads for me, so it is understandable that I was reading more. Plus, this year, I have read a lot more pages so far than I think I ever have which is a bonus too!

How was your November and are you on track to reach your end of the year goal if you haven’t reached it already?

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