November 2019 Wrap Up

This month was #SciFiMonth, something I’ve been looking forward to for weeks!  I’ve beens squirreling away some backlist reads for this occasion and was determined to make this month as ARC-free as possible.  I did surprisingly well, though now I have a stack of (amazing) ARCs in front of me to tackle before the year ends.  It took me a few days to get going, but I managed to tackle 5 sci-fi books and start a 6th!  Of those, one was a 2019 release I hadn’t gotten to yet, three were backlist, and two were November releases I’ve been looking forward to for ages (hello STARSIGHT!), so it was a very successful month!  That’s in addition to a non-sci-fi audiobook and a YA ARC I was finishing when the month started.  Huzzah!

December will be a month of ARC whack-a-mole, and hopefully one or two backlist reads squeezed in.  And while the month won’t be as backlist heavy as I hoped, I have some pretty great reads in my future, including STEEL CROW SAGA and the latest Hail Bristol adventure. So December is going to be a fantastic closing month!

One last note, I’m forgoing a Bingo Update this month as I just haven’t had time to update my cards.  Final progress next month!

Great Series Read Project Update

Some great progress this month in the series department!  I read three sequels: THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS, BINTI:HOME, and THE TOLL and started STARSIGHT.  I’m particularly proud of finishing THE TOLL, as it means that a full series is done and checked off!  I’m working on a big update post for this project for December, so look for it in the coming weeks!

Notable Posts

Sci-Fi Month: Things I Love: KILLJOYS
Top Five Tuesday: Books from My 2019 TBRs I Haven’t Read Yet (Part 2)
Top Five Tuesday: Authors I Need to Read (Sci-Fi Month)
Sci-Fi Month: Favorite Sci-Fi Video Games
Sci-Fi Month Things I Love: ANIMORPHS by K.A. Applegate
Sci-Fi Month: Favorite AI in Books

Reviews/Books Read

CROWN OF OBLIVION by Julie Eshbaugh – 3/5 Stars
GILDED CAGE by Vic James – 2/5 Stars
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine -5/5 Stars
THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS by Katharine McGee – 3.5/5 Stars
BINTI: HOME by Nnedi Okorafor – 4/5 Stars
THERE BEFORE THE CHAOS by K.B. Wagers – 4/5 Stars
THE TOLL by Neal Shusterman – 4.5/5 Stars – Review to Come

And that’s a wrap on November!  It’s all downhill from here as we get through December, so until next time, happy reading!

 

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  1. Yay, glad November worked out for you with reading plans. I have some ARCs I have to get through this month too. Hoping to get those out of the way so I can get some other books too. I need more time before the year ends!

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