Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2021

Wow, I thought October was going to be an unusual spike in my reading activity, but here we are at the end of November with a whopping EIGHT books read! Not only that, but three of those books were rereads, which is simply unheard of for me lately. I can definitely attribute some of my reading speed to a short road trip to visit my sister, which afforded me plenty of hours in the backseat of a car to catch up on things (when I wasn’t banging my head against METROID DREAD on my Switch). The one thing I didn’t get to this month was a self-published read, but I’ll be back on track with that next month.

I can’t wrap November without giving a shout out to #SciFiMonth, especially as it gave me extra motivation to finally focus and check off a few series from my list – more on that below! If you want to join in on this sci-fi celebration next year, be sure to mark your calendar for November 2022, which will mark the 10th edition of #SciFiMonth!

Great Series Read Update

This was an EXCELLENT month for my series reading! I completed the undertaking over starting THE CELESTIAL TRILOGY over from the beginning and reading them all this month, checking that series off my list, and finally FINALLY finished BINTI, a series which has been in progress on my TBR for way too long given how short they are. I also read the newly released JADE LEGACY (sob) and started ILLUMINAE, book one in a trilogy I’ve been wanting to read for a while.

Currently my TBR for December is all sequels, so expect a lot of good updates in this space next month! Plus with 2021 coming to a close, I’ll be doing my annual Great Series Read Wrap-Up to look at what I accomplished this year!

Reviews/Books Read

JADE LEGACY by Fonda Lee – 4.5/5 Stars
A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE by Sangu Mandanna – 3.5/5 Stars (reread)
A HOUSE OF RAGE AND SORROW by Sangu Mandanna – 3.5/5 Stars (reread)
A WAR OF SWALLOWED STARS by Sangu Mandanna – 3.5/5 Stars
THE BONE SHARD EMPEROR by Andrea Stewart – 4/5 Stars
BINTI: HOME by Nnedi Okorafor – 4/5 Stars (reread)
BINTI: THE NIGHT MASQUERADE by Nnedi Okorafor – 3.75/5 Stars – review to come!
ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 4/5 Stars – review to come!

Notable Posts

Five Sci-Fi Video Games I Can’t Wait to Play
Most Anticipated SFF Releases: December 2021

And that’s a wrap on November! December here we come!

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  1. You have time to reread stuff? …How? 😂

    Glad you had a good month! I thought I did a pretty good job, but 8 is waaay more impressive! Here’s hoping next month is even better!!

    (also wordpress, in its infinite wisdom, has cut off some of you covers again. I just can’t figure out when it’s going to reformat stuff and when it’s not…)

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    1. I NEVER reread things, so this is a huge deal. I’ve come to accept that I need to do so if I’m going to finish series because the first book has been so long ago I can’t remember details. 😅

      And uggh, thanks for letting me know. Guess I’ll need to find a new way to insert photos for these posts….

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      1. I’ve just been ignoring it. My pictures don’t get cut off but it just takes whatever format I put them in and changes it to one big column. Always. Except when it doesn’t:|

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  2. Wow, this really was a great month!! And you did great with the series, too!
    I have a TBR fpr Winter but once I started with the book in there I suddenly developed an urge to read other books, obviously. But I am not really complaining here because the books that I feel lile reading are all sequels so… Not really bad!!

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