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November’s Monthly Round-Up

I had a somewhat busy month in November – it was my birthday! I had lots of catching up to do with friends and also spent a few days at home with my parents. My reading definitely picked up though which I was grateful for. After a couple of months of reading only three books, I fared much better in November, finishing six books, including one that I started way back in July.

What I Read in October

  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Review) – 4 stars
  • Selected Poems by e e cummings (Review) – 3 stars
  • If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio (Review) – 5 stars
  • Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman (Review) – 4 stars
  • Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land (Review) – 3 stars
  • Peaky Blinders: The Real Story (Review to come) – 3 starts

My Unread Shelf Project prompt for this month was a book from my favourite genre. I’m not sure I really have a favourite genre, but I’m always drawn to dark academia books, so I chose to read If We Were Villains and it didn’t disappoint! I also finally finished Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices after first starting it all the way back in July.

Upcoming Reads

Another Magical Readathon started yesterday! My first read is The Stopping Places by Damien Le Bas. Because of the way G has set up this edition of the Magical Readathon, there’s little I can plan ahead as prompts are released weekly, so I have no idea what I’ll end up reading this month!

Missed some posts?

Here’s some other things I’ve been enjoying this month.

On the small screen

  • His Dark Materials finally hit our screens! In the words of John Boyega, “Don’t talk to me when I sit down to watch this! Don’t touch me ! Don’t breathe in my direction ! This is it!” I’ve been so excited for this ever since it was announced, and it definitely hasn’t disappointed. I’m seriously in love with this show. The casting is perfect, the pacing is great, I love it so much. I’m glad that they’re pulling in details from other books throughout the series in order to flesh out the narrative but still managing keeping to the timeline.

Making (sound)waves

I haven’t really been listening to anything new this month, but there are a couple of songs that have been on repeat for me recently:

  • Post Malone’s Die for Me featuring Future and Halsey. Halsey goes IN, we stan a savage.
  • Donna Missal’s Keep Lying, particularly the demo version as it’s raw as hell and I love it.
  • Arctic Lake’s Cold Hands is a sultry winter bop.

What was your favourite November read?
Anything else you’ve been loving this month?

3 thoughts on “November’s Monthly Round-Up”

  1. The Water Dancer looks good! I really really want to watch His Dark Materials but I also want to read the books before watching it 😀 But I did really like who they chose for the casting. Yes, that’s from his new album? I’m liking Post Malone’s new songs!

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