Monthly Inventory: November 2015

November 2015

November was a busy, busy month! School just flew by and now finals are here! This is really exciting because this is my second last term of school (finally) and I only have one more term of classes because everything is clinical. Which is fantastic because I am SO sick of school!

Reading wise, November turned out to be better than I expected. Writing wise, not so much 🙁 I ended up being busier than I thought and I wasn’t really inspired to write…but you can catch my full update later on!

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  • 19 Books Read + 0 novellas
    • 1 nonfiction novels
    • 2 standalones (including 1 ARCs)
    • 5 of books from TBR Jar
    • Started 3 new series (including 1 ARCs)
    • Finished 0 series from start to end
    • Finished 2 previously started series
    • Read sequels for 8 previously started series
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*Note: If the review is available, click on the cover! However, due to the nature of my blog (ie I review whole series) it often takes me a few weeks to publish a full review (pending book availability) so look forward to seeing some of these reviews in the upcoming weeks/months if there is no link available!

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I also was able to buy a Kindle Paperwhite using my Swagbucks gift cards (so I got it for like $20!) and “Black Friday” deals so I am super excited!

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Most Viewed Post

Tackling the TBR: November 2015

Most Viewed Review

Series Review: Nevermore

View this month’s archives for more posts and reviews!

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Previously posted reviews I updated this past month:

 

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I didn’t realize until now that I completed my personal nonfiction challenge last month until this very moment! Go me 😛 I actually surpassed it by one book which is fantastic!

Book Bingo–Canadian: 0 books added
Everything YA Challenge: ✔ 2 YA reads
Goodreads Challenge: 17 books added
Monthly Key Word Challenge: ✔ “Dark”
Prequel & Sequel Challenge: +42 points added
SERIESous’ Personal Classics Challenge: 0 books added
SERIESous’ Personal Nonfiction Challenge: 1 books added (6/5!)

View my Progress Here!

TBRupdate

I only set TBR Goals for November in the hopes I could get back on track. Here’s how I did:

  1. No requests/ARCs in November
    • I didn’t do so how with this. I ended up requesting 2 books from Netgalley and another series from the Read 2 Review program I am a part of. But, I was able to fit everything in plus some!
  2. No putting books on hold at the library in November
    • I only made exceptions for two of my favourite-st authors: Richelle Mead and Colleen Hoover. Other than that, I don’t think I put anything else on hold besides ones that I already had on hold and forgot to download.
  3. Read 5 TBR books in November
    • I did manage to do this! I actually managed to read 7 TBR books!
  4. Generally: Not starting a new series by an author I already have an unfinished series/sequels for
    • I broke this one with my Read 2 Review request and technically one of my Netgalley invitations but I’m ok with it.

My plan from December is pretty much the exact same thing but with a greater focus on TBR items and finishing some series I have outstanding conclusions to read.

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  • Throwdown Thursday will become a Seasonal feature 2016 in order to publish more book reviews on a monthly basis
  • My NaNoWriMo was a bit of a bust. I only managed 5000 words which is definitely lower than my target (50,000) and my personal expectations. However, I really love my game plan for my novel so I hope to get back to it once this school term is over.

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  • Deciding what challenges to join for next year!
    • do you have any suggestions? I’d love to hear them!
  • Create my Reads in Review for the Year
  • Update the following:
    • review directories
    • Series Recaps

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I’ve been OBSESSED with Marianas Trench’s latest album. One Love and Wildfire have been my jams!

What were your biggest reading or personal accomplishments of the past month? Can you believe it is already DeCember?!
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