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November 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up

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Goodbye November & hello December!

Somehow I managed to read 16 books this month… Granted, 7 of these were graphic novels, but still!  I’m pretty freaking proud of myself 🙂

Let’s see which books I read this month…

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Bookish Happenings (1)Whew!  November felt like a whirlwind.  I know December is going to be just as crazy, but I am still hoping to be able to get back into my blogging routine.  I am loving my new job and look forward to going to work each day.  Even though my life is a little chaotic these days as a working Mom, I am still very thankful to be living my dream.

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After reading the Anne of Green Gables series back in 2017/18, I knew I wanted to read more of L.M. Montgomery’s books.  I loved Emily just as much as Anne!

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Goodreads Challenge Update:

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2019 is shaping up to be my biggest reading year ever!  How?  I have no idea…


#YARC2019 Update: 16 books

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Year of Asian Reading Challenge TBR + Progress Tracker #YARC2019

This month I read Pashimina by Nidhi Chanani bringing my total to 16 books read in 2019 for #YARC2019.

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November 2019 TBR: You Picked my TBR

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Mini Book Reviews: November 2019 – Part 1

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#ThanksgivingReadathon 2019 Announcement Post + TBR

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Mini Book Reviews: November 2019 – Part 2

TheFountainsofSilenceBookTour

Author Event: Ruta Sepetys on Book Tour for The Fountains of Silence

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Physical Books:

» The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

TheGiverofStars

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Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice’s greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who’s never asked a man’s permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.

What happens to them–and to the men they love–becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic–a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. 

» Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Crenshaw

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In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There’s no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.

Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and he’s imaginary. He has come back into Jackson’s life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. 

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Let'sChat

Which books did you read this month?

Have you read any of the books I read or hauled this month?  If so, what did you think?

Did you buy any books?  If so, which ones?

Comment below & let me know 🙂

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5 thoughts on “November 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up”

  1. Wow sounds like you had a fantastic month! I can’t wait to read When We Left Cuba and Ten Thousand Doors Of January now… Have a wonderful December! xx

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  2. Oh yes! November sure was busy for me too. It seems that you enjoyed it despite the busyness of the month. That’s good. Hope your December is just as great.
    You read some great books there. I enjoyed Nightlights, Pashmina, and the Amulet comics as well and really like the illustrations in them, especially Nightlights. I added Nightbooks to my TBR. I’m curious. Might pick it up around Halloween next year.

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