November Recap & Haul Time!

December 5, 2022

It’s time for a look at my November reading life!

It’s time for another wrap-up/haul post — and some fun stats! (I changed my charts up a little bit this month, too!)

The month at a glance:

  • books completed: 25
  • books DNFed: 1
  • average rating: 4.5
  • best book: Vespertine
  • worst book: Dead Inside

What I read:

(each title link will direct you to my review for more thoughts!)

emoji key:
✨ review copy → 💞 buddy/group read → 🔁 re-read → 🎧 audiobook → 🍰 graphic novel/manga
🫙 TBR jar → 🗓️ 2022 TBR → 🌻 seasonal TBR → 😻 Devour Your TBR
💫 half-star

5 stars

4 & 4.5 stars

3 & 3.5 stars

2 & 2.5 stars

1 & 1.5 stars


And now, for some of my favorite recent hauls:

And finally, a little life update:

November was a pretty quiet, cozy month for our family. We did have some minor stresses like I mentioned in my last weekly check-in post, but looking back, I can’t think of anything really “big” that happened during the month other than my spouse getting a new job! They don’t start it until February, but their current job is awful and we’re so excited to know that they can start counting down the days until it ends.

I spent a good chunk of November in a slump thanks to Just Like Mother, and had a hard time crawling out of it until I realized that my TBRs were just overwhelming me too much. I constantly struggle to find a good balance because having no TBR at all usually puts me into a slump because my brain requires constant goal-setting and challenges, otherwise it just kind of shuts off… but on the other hand, I tend to set goals too lofty to reasonably attain, and then I get a little frantic trying to finish everything at the last minute. I’m going to try really hard to keep that in mind in the coming year and set smaller goals in hopes of finding that perfect balance for my poor Type-A brain. 😅

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read or hauled, or what was something nice that happened in your life?



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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I try so hard to stop setting reading goals but I can’t stop. When you said that you can’t find a balance between goal setting and not goal setting, I felt that. I either end up being unmotivated without a plan or I’m overly ambitious. There is no in-between.

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