I can’t believe I’m writing my November wrap-up post already, I don’t know where this month has gone! I’m loving blogging more and more as the weeks go by and it’s become such a massive part of my life now, I can’t imagine not being a blogger. It’s absolutely second nature to me now to make notes as I’m reading and to write a review as soon as I’ve finished a book. I’m slowly getting to grips with WordPress too.
This month I added a new section to my blog… a shelf were I can add all my favourite books. Please check that out here. I’ve posted a list on there for now but plan to gradually add mini reviews of all my favourite books that I’ve read previously. This month I added two books to this shelf – the only new additions this year. It takes a lot to be added to my favourites, only the most special of books make it there. I’ve revealed the two books at the end of this post!
My blog has now had over 6000 page views and over 2500 visitors. It amazes me every time I check my stats to find that people are reading my posts, it really has made such a difference in my life to have found blogging and the support from everyone just increases it tenfold!
Thanks to all of you who have read a post on my blog, or liked or commented or shared. Thanks to all of you who have followed my blog, or on social media.
In November I read 20 books and managed to review all of them. If I didn’t keep a record of the books I read I wouldn’t have believed I’d read that many, I think blogging has got me reading even more than I was before! Please click on the links below the images to read my reviews.
Time to Die by Caroline Mitchell
Out of the Darkness by Katy Hogan
How to Stuff Up Christmas by Rosie Blake
The Boy in the Bookshop by Katey Lovell
The Boy at the Beach by Katey Lovell
What Rosie Found Next by Helen J. Rolfe
Wendy Darling by Colleen Hoover
What Happens at Christmas by T. A. Williams
The Single Feather by R. F. Hunt
The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements
Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
Christmas at Cranberry Cottage by Talli Roland
The Jazz Files by Fiona Veitch Smith
The Secret by the Lake by Louise Douglas
Winter’s Fairytale by Maxine Morrey
Search for the Truth by Kathryn Freeman
This month I have received books for review from authors I’d not read before but I now want to go back and read all of their previous books. I love this part of blogging, it’s got me reading more widely and as a result I’ve found so many books that I might otherwise have missed.
The best thing about this month though is that for the first time this year I’ve added two new books to my favourite books collection.
The Jazz Files by Fiona Veitch Smith is just such a delightful mystery novel, with a brilliant protagonist in Poppy and I already can’t wait to read the next book! I’m planning on buying copies of this book for friends who I’m sure will also enjoy it.
Out of the Darkness by Katy Hogan is one of those books that arrived in my life in the most serendipitous of ways and I just fell in love with it. It’s a novel that made me sob my heart out, it made me think about things in my own life, but by the end I felt better. I felt like the novel helped me make sense of things and it made me feel comforted. I was so lucky that Katy very kindly sent me a signed copy to keep and I will treasure it. It literally takes centre stage on my favourites bookcase and it’s a book I know I will read again and again. I’ve already bought couple of copies to give to friends who I know will get as much out of it as I did, and I’m sure I’ll be buying more copies in the future. I just want everyone to read this book!
18 thoughts on “My November Wrap-Up Post!”
20! Amazing! And I thought I was a quick reader… Do you have time to eat, sleep, have a shower etc.?
I’m currently recovering from surgery and unable to do very much as yet so I’m getting through a lot of books.
That would explain it – sorry to hear that, but good that you have books to help you get well… Hope you feel better soon!
Thank you. I don’t know what I’d do without books at the moment – they keep me occupied and provide such a great escape from reality.
Other than the surgery it sounds like you had a fantastic month! Some great read and reviewed books this month. Have a great December! My November Wrap-Up
Thank you. My surgery was a little while ago now but it’s a long recovery time. Hope you have a great December too!
Wow! You had an amazing month. I haven’t had one of those in a while…but I know I can blame it on my distraction and my Netflix bingeing. I’m glad you are loving the blogging journey and the community. I certainly do!
And thanks for reminding me about my own favorites shelf…I need to put November’s book there!
I’m enjoying blogging so much that I spend all of my free time reading books or writing posts – I hardly watch any TV anymore. I do love watching Christmas movies in December though so my reading time might be cut a bit shorter this month! I can’t believe how welcoming the book blogging community has been, I’ve had so much support – you’re all wonderful. 🙂
Congratulations on reading 20 books last month! I really want to read Hello Goodbye and Everything in Between. Have a lovely December!
Thank you, I think it’s a record by my standards – I surprised myself with that number! Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between is a lovely read, I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it. Hope you have a lovely December too.
What a fantastic month you’ve had – I’m not at all surprised that you have so many visitors with such s lovely array of books.
Thank you so much for saying that, it means a lot. I do like to read a mix of genres and I’m trying to review everything I read so I hope my blog has something for everyone.
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20 books?! amazing!
It was a very good reading month for me. 🙂 I’m recovering from surgery at the moment so have a lot of time to read just now.
Oh! i hope you recover quickly xxx
Thank you x
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