Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Wrap Up

Trying to get back on track this month. Let's see if I can meet all of my goals!

Books read this month:
  • East of Eden by John Steinback. An interesting and in depth story.
  • Shadow Magic by Patricia Wrede. Definitely an early novel by her; she was not nearly the writer she is now.
  • The White Tiger by Tamora Pierce and Timothy Liebe. For the graphic novel part of my challenge. And strong, female super heroes written by TP? Count me in!
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I liked it, but feel as though I need to read it again to really understand and feel it out.
  • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. Sooo much teenage drama! If I didn't like the main family so much, I never would have continued after the first book.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. A futuristic dystopia of sorts where nearly everyone lives out their lives in a virtual reality game. Bonus: the audiobook is read by Wil Wheaton for the full nerd experience.
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Loved the first book and now this one. I love the characters and am sad it's over.
Goals completed:
  • A classic book: East of Eden
  • A graphic novel: The White Tiger
  • A book you should have read by now: Siddhartha
  • A book that takes place in the future: Ready Player One
  • A book from the end of a series: Crooked Kingdom (it's a duology, but I'm counting it)
Least favorite book read this month:
P.S. I Still Love You for sure. I loathed the ending and was not fond of the message it sends to young girls.

Favorite book read this month:
Ready Player One surprised me and I enjoyed it way more than I anticipated. Or Crooked Kingdom because I love it.

I only have 5 books left to complete my goal to read at least 75 books this year. For my 2016 reading challenge, I only have one left to complete. It looks like I might just make it! It seemed kind of iffy there for a while. I'm not really sure what I am going to do for 2017 yet, but I have a whole month to think about it. Anyone have particular reading goals or challenges for 2017 to share? I am also looking to maybe participate in a book-ish photo challenge in December if anyone has any good ones lying around.

I didn't by many books this month. Well, I bought several audiobooks, but I don't generally count those. Here is my book haul:

That's it for November! Thanks for reading!