November Wrap Up

December 8, 2014 wrap up 3

November Wrap Up

 Wow. It’s December. Christmas month… aka the busiest month of the year! I am so not prepared for Christmas yet, I expect the next few weeks to be severely busy with barely any time to read or do much else… but we will see! November was a busy month or maybe it just flew by? Either way, I feel like it was just Halloween like a week ago!

I don’t have a lot to say really, as the most interesting things that happened I talked about already on the blog… so onto the wrap up 🙂

Books Read
*Click for review. Non reviewed reads link to Goodreads.

Throne of Glass  My True Love Gave to Me  This Christmas  Compulsion  Red at Night  Whatever Life Throws at You
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★
My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Multiple Authors ★★★
This Christmas by Katlyn Duncan ★★★
Compulsion by Martina Boone ★★★
Red at Night by Katie McGarry ★★★★
Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross ★★★★


Goodreads Challenge: Boo on this!  It’s apparent that I am not going to finish this challenge this year, but ah well! I’m currently at 73/100 books, so unless I fly through them in December it’s not going to be completed lol.

2014 Debut Author Challenge: I’m not doing so great with this either, and I doubt I’ll get any further ahead by the end of the year than perhaps another book or two. Currently I’m at 9 out of 20!

2014 TBR Pile Challenge: I could laugh when I write this: I am currently at a whopping 8 out of my 30 goal! I really, really need to focus on my TBR in 2015… I just kept adding to it and clearly not reading any!!

2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge: I haven’t had a chance to tally this up yet, although I know I have long surpassed it so I will have a total score for the end of the year wrap up!

2014 Series Challenge: Same story here… although I know I didn’t barely put a dent in this one 🙁

2014 Prequel and Sequel Challenge: I have to sit down and go through this because it’s a point based system and I haven’t had time yet! I will have it all tallied up for the end of year wrap up!

Notable Posts & Events

I participated in Novella November! I didn’t get as many novella’s read as I would have liked (only 2) but I still liked putting a dent in the ginornous pile, even if it’s only two 🙂 I also took part in the Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Readathon. I didn’t get a lot of reading done, which basically is my trend this year, but I did get two holiday books finished so expect those reviews up this month !!

I also shared my picks for Top Ten Books I Want to Reread,  Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book, top ten sequels I can’t wait to get and the top ten books on my Winter TBR!

Once again I got a TON of books, which I posted about herehere and here!

I’ve been really behind on my reviews lately but I didn’t manage to get up my review for Jet by Jay Crownover! I finished this one SO long ago, I have no idea why I hadn’t posted it sooner!

I attended the first ever Toronto International Book Fair! I got to meet Jim Gaffigan and Deborah Harkness, came home with a ton of books and overall had a good time. There were a few things that I didn’t enjoy about the fair but for the first one I thought it was pretty good!

Some Blog Love

Books & Reading
Bookish Fun & Misc
Blogging Help & Design Posts
Blogging & Reviews
Social Media, Commenting & Misc Blogging Related Posts
Christmas & Holiday Posts

So that’s all folks! How was your November? Are you all ready for the holidays? Do you get lots of reading during the holidays? Link up!!!


3 Responses to “November Wrap Up”

  1. Bekka @ Great Imaginations

    Thank you for including our gift guide! There’s just one problem – our blog is actually Great Imaginations (not Pretty Deadly Reviews.) I’ve been trying to make sure the name changed everywhere when we merged our blogs but there are some things I can’t fix. I really appreciate your including us though!!

    • Lauren

      Your welcome Bekka! Duh, I’m so sorry about that! That’s what I get for creating my wrap up too late at night to notice :/ All fixed now 🙂

  2. Lauren at Bookmark Lit

    Thanks for the shout-out! <3

    I am SO bad at reading from my shelves. I keep buying books and just never get to them. I'm making it a major goal for 2015 to buckle down on those books – it's just so hard to avoid all the new releases!
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