November 2020 Wrap-Up!

Let’s skip the fact I still don’t know what time is and just dive right into the wrap up itself this time, yeah? Otherwise I’m just going to be a broken record, and no one wants that.

This month I read 18 books and 1 novella, and I even churned out a book review. Not bad, I think! I’m going to have to read 19 more to wrap the year up on 200 books, as per my Goodreads goal, but I’m shutting myself back into lockdown to avoid the people that might have done Thanksgiving and are now carrying COVID around like a designer purse, so! I have plenty of time.

(Wear your masks, people. Don’t go to gatherings. Wash your hands and masks. Just be considerate, okay? It’s really not that hard.)

What I read:

The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel // ★★★☆☆
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris // ★★★★★
Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman // ★★★☆☆

Breathe by Sarah Crossan // ★★☆☆☆
Resist by Sarah Crossan // ★★☆☆☆
Elegy by Tara Hudson // ★★☆☆☆

Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan // ★★★★☆
Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock // ★★☆☆☆
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer // ★★☆☆☆ // Review

Splintered by A.G. Howard // ★★☆☆☆
Unhinged by A.G. Howard // ★★☆☆☆
Ensnared by A.G. Howard // ★☆☆☆☆

Untamed by A.G. Howard // ★★☆☆☆
Battle Royal by Koushun Takami // ★★★★★
Memento by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff // ★★★★★

All Systems Red by Martha Wells // ★★★★☆
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells // ★★★★☆
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells // ★★★★☆

Black City by Elizabeth Richards // ★☆☆☆☆

20 in 2020:

  1. Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  2. Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  3. The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist
  4. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  8. Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
  9. Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
  10. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  11. The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
  12. The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
  13. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  14. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
  15. Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  16. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  17. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  18. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  19. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  20. The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson

Sweet Jesus, this has been a month. Between Supernatural blowing everything up not once, not twice, but three times in November alone and a number of other things that happened this month, I feel like I lived a whole ass year just in November alone. It’s been both exhilarating and utterly exhausting.

2020 is proving to be the wildest year I’ve ever lived through, and I’d prefer to never do this again, thank you very much.

Anyway. Kind of wishy-washy on ratings this month. Had some spectacular reads and a lot of not-so-great ones, and I don’t know if that’s because I was cynical as hell this month (read: year) or just because I genuinely would have disliked them no matter what (it’s probably this one, honestly, I’m so picky now) but oof. At least I only have three books left on my 20 in 2020! And then I’m doing it all over again in 2021!

Hoo boy!

(No but I am excited, honestly. I drew the list already so I know what I’ll be reading, and some of them I’m HYPED to get to. Others… not so much, but they’re on my TBR and, damn it, I’m going to read them. I was excited at one point, which is why they’re there at all, maybe I’ll get excited again.)

Next month will have a plethora of posts coming as I wrap the year up, so if you’re interested in those, consider sticking around! They’ll be at the tail end of the month so I have time to actually complete the things I’m supposed to be wrapping up.

Thanks for reading!

4 thoughts on “November 2020 Wrap-Up!

  1. Someday I’ll read the Clan of the Cave Bear books! My mom owned them and gave them to me but I don’t think I have all of them. I’m sad that the Splintered series was bad for you! I haven’t read it yet. Battle Royale was SO good! And the movie (with subtitles) was really good too. I read it after the first Hunger Games came out because that was what HG was being compared to. Glad you enjoyed the Murderbot Diaries! So fun! Congrats on only have 3 books left on your 20 in 2020 list!

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    1. They’re definitely a super interesting read, especially considering when they were published! I got them all at a used book store, but I actually discovered a couple months ago that Auel has the audiobooks free on her YouTube! They’re SUPER long though, I was surprised 😂 Yeah Splintered had so many tropes I just couldn’t get behind and Alyssa just got on my nerves so much! I think I wanted something different than I ended up getting. I need to see the Battle Royal movie ASAP!! It’s definitely on the watching list as soon as I can figure out where to get my hands on it! Thank you so much ❤️❤️ it’s such a huge relief to almost be done…

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