November Wrap Up 2016

We have officially entered the final month of 2016. Yup, it’s the season to be jolly and I am left marveling at how fast this year has gone by.

November was a good reading month for me and I can say that I enjoyed all four of the books I read. Blood for Blood broke my heart into tiny little pieces. I’m still reeling from the trauma but it was still a good book, no matter how bitter I am over a certain moment. So, following the doom and gloom of Blood for Blood I needed a pick me up and I’d heard a lot of great things about Sarina Bowen’s True North series and thought I’d give it a shot. Well, I can tell you now it definitely cheered me up and it made me want to hop on a plane to Vancouver and hunt down a certain grouchy farmer. 😉

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Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin: 4/5 Stars

Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen: 4/5 Stars

Steadfast (True North #2) by Sarina Bowen: 4/5 Stars

Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen: 4.5/5 Stars

Top Ten Tuesday
1st November: Books to discuss.
8th November: Books Recently Added to the TBR Pile.

15th November: Reasons to Watch Lord of the Rings
22nd November: Favourite Quotes from Books I’m Thankful For.
29th November: Books to Buy for YA fans.

Waiting on Wednesday
2nd November: The Secret History of Us
9th November: Missing
16th November: Bad Romance
23rd November: Flame in the Mist
30th November: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

Cover Reveal
4th November: The Crown’s Dog by Elise Kova

10th November: Jockblocked by Jen Frederick
18th November: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
24th November: The Hard Count by Ginger Scott

Favourite Posts in November

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews treated us to this wonderful Hamilton Appreciation Post. She also discusses the ‘F’ word and the importance of interaction.

Joey @ Another Afterthought celebrated his 3 year blogiversary

Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight talks about bookish self care.

Summer @ XingSings posted this wonderful recap of her experience at Yallfest

Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf discusses why she only reads sci-fi and fantasy books.

Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm talks about the moment blogging becomes overwhelming.

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks provides this insightful and very thoughtful post about the Presidency Election. I urge you all to read this post.

December Goals

I have no tbr set for this month and as always I’m just going to go with the flow of things. However, with it being December I am definitely feeling the need to indulge in some cute winter romances, so if you have any recommendations let me know. 

In TV land I have finally made the jump and watched the first episode of Yuri on Ice. I’m reserving my judgement for the time but the opening credits are definitely a hit with me.

With Christmas just around the corner I have been getting into that festive spirit. I’m probably the jolliest member of my family when it comes to this holiday because I just love indulging in all things Christmasy; including some epic Christmas tunes aka the perfect baking music. Brett Eldredge’s Christmas album ‘Glow’ is my current favourite.

November was a good reading month for me.
How did November treat you? What was your book of the month?


14 thoughts on “November Wrap Up 2016

    1. Especially if those farmers go by the name of Griffin Shipley. 😉 I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.
      I could listen to Brett Eldredge all day every day. His voice is just mesmerizing.


  1. Hey girl! I thought I was going crazy because I thought I was the only one that was excited for FREAKING CHRISTMAS! ❤ It's such a lovely time of the year, isn't it?? AND OMG, I LURVE BRETT ELDREDGE (his sexy self) teehee! ❤ I'm happy your enjoyed all of the books you've been reading so far! I've been kind of slumpy lately or maybe the books I've been reading haven't been up-to-par? IDK, but super happy anyway that you enjoyed all your books! ❤

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    1. It’s the greatest time of the year. All the cosy, winter nights, getting all festive with the baking, decoration and Christmas tunes. How can you not love it?
      I could listen to Brett Eldredge 24/7 and he’s a very easy on the eyes as well 😉 I’m just waiting for him to come to the UK so I can admire him in person haha.
      Christmas goes either way with my reading habits. I’ll either read a lot or get into a slump because I’m so consumed by the festivities. Happy December. 😀


    1. I missed the farm setting in Steadfast but Jude kept me hooked. Book 3 is the favourite at the moment simply because Zach’s a sweetheart. I hope you enjoy it. 😀


    1. Christmas is dubbed Birthmas in our house cause it’s my brother’s birthday as well so we’ve got a whole slew of events this month.
      I’m still in mourning after Blood for Blood. Talk about an emotional slap in the face.


  2. I’d say that November was a pretty productive reading and blogging month for you, Lois! And oh my, you’re so right. Reading Blood for Blood was certainly traumatic. I’m glad I went on to book two with the series, but a part of me is still so butthurt. Ugh, I don’t think I’ll ever get over that ending. >.>

    AND HURRAH. I am still extremely proud and ecstatic that you’re watching Yuuri on Ice. /squeals/

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    1. I’m still bitter about Blood for Blood. It’s why I’ve not written my review yet, I just can’t seem to accept the end.
      Only 3 episodes to go before I finish Yuri but I don’t want it to end, it’s so addictive and Yuri/Victor are such adorable puppies.

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