Saturday, December 15

November Wrap-Up

And it's finally December! I'm very late in writing this, but with it being the last month of the year, it's busy. Oh so busy - whether you celebrate a holiday or not, everything is wrapping up this month. Work, reading challenges, social events. Which is part of the reason why my November total is lower than what I would have liked, not by much - but I was hoping to have read at least 10 books. Oh well. This month was a sort of average month for reading. While I didn't disliked the books I read - many of them were just average and didn't really make me go wow. I'm doing fairly well on challenges, and overall I think December should be a good month. I'll have my reading goal accomplished for the year (125 books read) and by the end of the month most of my challenges finished.

The Books

As I said above, this wasn't my best reading month for me. Slightly lower amount of books, and a lot of just average books read. My favourite book is hands down The Mystery of Mercy Close. It is a must read, absolutely loved the book. It will be on my list of the years must read books. My least favourite was Small Change.

3.       The War of the Worlds- H.G. Wells - 7/10
4.       The Barque of Heaven -Suzanne Wood - 8.5/10
5.       The Whirlpool - JaneUrquhart - 7/10
7.       Small Change -Elizabeth Hay - 6.5/10
8.       Feathered Serpent - XuXiaobin - 7/10

The Challenges

Despite there being only a month left (16 days because of when I actually had time to post this), I'm still very happy with how well I'm doing in my challenges. At the moment, it looks like only two challenges will be not finished. Which is extremely good. One of those challenges I didn't expect to finish in the first place (12 in 12), the other is my own neglect (Finish That Series), I forgot just how long the sci-fi and series books where. There may have only been a handful of books in the challenge, but most of them were well over 600 pages. Ah well! I did finish a challenge this month, the Speculative Reading Challenge. And I'm well on my way to finishing most of the others.

Completed Challenges
Speculative Reading Challenge 2012 - 24/24 - Completed November 16, 2012

Current Challenges
12 in 12 - 119/144 - 83% Complete
1001 Books to Read Before Challenge 2012 - 14/15 - 93% Complete
Fall into Reading Challenge 2012 - 14/22 -  64%  Complete
Finish That Series Challenge 2012 - 0/3 - 0% Complete (4 books read from series one)
Ireland Reading Challenge 2012 - 7/8 - 88% Complete
Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012 - 35/50 - 70% Complete

Countries Visited

This Month I visited; China, Canada, Ireland.

Books That Followed Me Home

This month was a bit of a themed month for me - Alice Munro Month!

Dear Life
The Love of  a Good Woman
The Progress of Love

And that was my November folks! In case I dont have time, have a happy and safe holiday season!


  1. Your least favourite still scored a passing grade, so that's something!

    I've only read #s 2 and 3 on your list, but I think I'd agree with your numbers.

  2. Looking back, yes they still scored a passing grade, especially compared to December, it was a decent reading month.