Goodbye, November 2017: A Wrap Up

 

 

November has come to an end. Here is a wrap up of the month, in terms of reading, Netflix, and Spotify! If you’d like to bid November adieu with me, feel free to share your highlights of the month in the comments. I’ll go first.

Reading

Because I had spent less time online this month, I ended up reading a bit more than usual. So, this is a nice realization as it will help motivate me to get off the dang Internet more often. Here are the books that I have read.

Beginnings

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard (3 stars)

Fun, creepy, and a fast read, what more can I ask for! I absolutely adored this book. Intrigued to keep going, for sure, and I want to see more of Eleanor and her friends kicking butt and challenging the societal norms.

 

 

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Nope, not my thing at all. I just did not like the way it was written. Characters were hard to connect to.

Stand-alone

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (5/5 stars)

Easily winning me over, this story has a duo searching for a lost billionaire. One of the twosome is dealing with OCD and depersonalization. In other words, nothing but pure love in my heart for this author, his stories, his characters. Bonus points for watching stars and eating at Applebee’s scenes. (Review post here. Spotify Playlist Project entry here).

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore  (4/5 stars)

Another author I truly adore, McLemore creates a Romeo and Juliet-esque story. Lace and Cluck are outcasts in their families. What happens when their paths cross? Bonus points for sweet mermaid shows, and performance pieces by those with feathers. Legacy, intrigue, and dramatic flare all wrapped into one beautiful story.

Self Help

Guiding Strala by Tara Stiles (3/5 stars)

It’s mostly about teaching yoga to students. In turn, I am hoping to use it to teach myself once more. Tara Stiles is one of my favorite yogis of all time. I have all her stuff, because I look up to her. Naturally, this book made me smile, because it also featured advice on how to apply yoga to daily life.

 

How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh  (3 stars)

Funny, thoughtful, and colorful. I liked this book, and it definitely propelled me to follow Lilly once more. She actually posited some valid life lessons here. Thankfully, my brother bought me a copy, so I can revisit the advice and the charming humor whenever I want.

Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley (4 stars)

Jessamyn Stanley is a prominent figure in the body positive movement. I find this book to be an instrumental tool in my journey to establish a connection between my body and mind. If only there was a way to know who the models in the book were, because I’d like to follow them, too.

Sequels

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (4 stars)

There is a stylistic choice in here that I dislike. It comes up in A Conjuring of Light, too. Definitely not a flaw in the story, but I did grimace every time it was utilized. Still, the story is harrowing and full of scary relentless action. I highly recommend this duology.

(Review post here)

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder (2 stars)

Yep, it is time for me to stop reading these books. I just got really irritated with Snyder’s writing. Plus, the pacing in this is so not my jam. Put the books away for donation.

Netflix chronicles and dvd watching

I also made it to the mid-way point of The 100, season 3. You can read my thoughts on it right here. 

Your Turn:

How was your month?

 

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One thought on “Goodbye, November 2017: A Wrap Up”

  1. I still have to read Our Dark Duet but I wasn’t a huge fan of This Savage Song so I’ve been hesitant on getting the sequel. I’m glad you enjoyed the duology though.

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