Seriously, what happened to November? The month flew by, but it was a really great month for me. I got to visit my childhood best friend in Lakeland for a weekend. It was Thanksgiving! I even got pretty much all of my Christmas shopping done, which is so nice. I was debating on putting a Christmas tree up this year, because of my new kitten and of course my other cats. October destroyed ours last year. The cute mini tree I put up earlier this month (left picture) was a goner the second I put it up thanks to little Leaf. It’s now missing all the ornaments and ends up on the floor at least three times a day.
My sister got a new Christmas tree this year, so she gave me her old tree (right picture) and I decided to give it a chance. We didn’t even attempt to put any ornaments on it, because all three cats were in the tree the second it went up and the red garland is no longer intact on the bottom LOL. But I needed a tree, because I really wanted to wrap my Christmas presents and I had no where to put them if I wrapped them. So although every single day they climb in the tree and mess with the presents, I’m glad I put it up. You can see in the background little Leaf is messing with my other Christmas decor under the stockings.
ANYWAY I rambled on way too much! I also read some great books this month and I did an audiobook reread of a favorite series of mine. Here is what I read in the month of November. You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.
Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of November.
Catacomb by Madeleine Roux – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I freaking LOVE the Asylum series and Catacomb was pretty amazing. Awesome creep factor and pictures included. Perfect end to the series. LUCKILY, I still have all the novellas and prequel to read, so I am still SO stoked about this series.
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
FINALLY read The Sword of Summer. I am a HUGE Rick Riordan fan, but I haven’t gotten around to reading his new books, sadly. I’m glad I finally read this one though, because it was of course amazing. Riordan never disappoints. Magnus was hilarious. I can’t wait to get my hands on the other books in the series. I also need to start reading the Trials of Apollo series ASAP too.
The End of Oz by Danielle Paige – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I also finally got around to reading The End of Oz. The ending of the Dorothy Must Die series. I am so sad that it has come to an end, but this book was the perfect ending. I loved everything about it and I flew through it pretty quickly. Such a fun series.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – 3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
Everyone has been raving about this book and how amazing it is, but I sadly didn’t think so. I mean, it was good and interesting and I love that it was told in verse. It’s also told over 60 seconds. The events in the book happen within a 60 second time period and that was cool. But I really just didn’t understand why everyone loved it so much. I don’t know. I would still recommend reading it.
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of November.
Enclave by Ann Aguirre – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS. – REREAD
Outpost by Ann Aguirre – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS. – REREAD
Horde by Ann Aguirre – 5 OUT OF 5 STARS. – REREAD
I listened to the audiobooks for Enclave, Outpost, and Horde. It was a reread for me though, because the new book Vanguard was just released this year and I really needed a refresher of this series. I first read them in 2012/2013. It’s hands down one of my favorite series EVER. This series is everything! I was so stoked to get back into it again and relive some of my favorite characters. I can’t wait to read Vanguard, which I am hoping will be this month or next month.
Currently Reading Books:
These are the books that I started to read in the month of November, but didn’t get a chance to finish them yet.
Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
TMI by Patty Blount
I started reading these books, but never got around to actually finishing them or even getting that far into them. I am probably about 20 pages into each book. Toward the last week or so of this month I haven’t been reading, because Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was released and I can’t get off it. I love Animal Crossing so much, so I am stoked there is a new game and it’s for your phone! I’ll be spending every ounce of free time I have getting all the Christmas decor and clothes this month. YESSSS! Feel fee to add me as a friend if you play!
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Tomorrow I am going to Disney World and I am stoked to spend the first day of December at Disney. I’m going with my cousin and her son. We’re going to the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, so it’s at night. It’s their Christmas event, so that should be fun! They’re giving out free hot chocolate and cookies all night, so you know…I’m pretty stoked about that. I am ALL ABOUT hot chocolate and cookies. PRETTY FREAKING EXCITED TO WEAR MY MINNIE EARS ALL DAY, just sayin. 😛
I have a few travel posts in the works, if I can find the time to actually do them. It’s a lot of pictures to share, so I may have to buy storage for WordPress, because I’m almost out of picture storage. BLEHH. Coming soon; FINALLY my honeymoon post, weekend in Lakeland, and Disney.
In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| November.
I hope you have a great day!
14 thoughts on “Recap|| November.”
I’m glad to hear you had a great month, Ashley! I’m really looking forward to all of your travel posts coming next! ❤ Hope you'll have a lot of fun at Disney 😀
Thank you, Marie! 🙂 Hopefully I find some time ASAP to do my travel posts. My honeymoon one is mostly done, just have to add in the pictures. I haven’t been to Disney since I was like 10/11 years old, so I am excited!
I friggin love your wrap-ups! & it’s not just cuz books…it’s cuz leaf & October *insert heart eyes emoji* I LOVE seeing them get into mischief haha! too cute. I hope you have a BLAST at Disney & I need to add you to Animal Crossing as soon as I get some free time to actually play. I’ve only gotten past downloading the app & getting my campsite smh. This weekend I’ll figure out how to find my user id *for shame* lol. Happy reading Ashley! 🙂
Thank you, Lilly! 🙂 Leaf and October are monsters, haha. But then they do cute little things and I can’t hate them for destroying my stuff haha. I haven’t been to Disney since I was in elementary school, so I am excited! OMG, Animal Crossing is so fun. I can’t wait for you to start playing it. You get to decorate your campsite and inside your camper with cool furniture. I like buying all the clothes for my character HAHA. The market switches 3 or 4 times a day, so lots of options. I hate buying clothes in real life, but I love it in Animal Crossing LMAO. 😛
Your decorations are great! Is that a calico cat I see in the background? My cat is a calico and I just adore them!
Looks like you had a really great reading month! Definitely going to add you to Animal Crossing!
Thank you! Yep, she’s a calico. I actually have two calico cats. She’s has a lot more white (the one in the picture) and my other one is more black. I love them too! I’ve always wanted a calico cat, so it was cool that I was able to get two of them. I also have an orange tabby too, lol. So many cats. 😛
I’m glad I had a good reading month. I swear this entire year has felt more slumpish than most. How are you liking the new Animal Crossing game?
I love people who love cats! I never truly appreciated Calicoes until I had one. They have so much personality!
I like the new game but its not a good as the ones I would play as a kid. I miss Tom Nook and some of the silly puns. It is still fun though! What do you think?
Yeah, the new Animal Crossing game is not as good as the other games. I think it has to be a little different since it’s for a phone and not a regular gaming system. It’s still pretty fun.
Naughty kitties XD I haven’t put my tree up yet coz I’m still in denial that it’s already December! I must face it sooner or later. I’ve seen Long Way Down being raved about to so i’m kinda glad you gave it a 3, I like going in with lower expectations so it wont be too hyped. Hope you have an amazing December and read some great books Ashley ❤
RIGHT?! I can’t believe it’s already December and we’re only five days in and I already think that month is going by fast LOL. Maybe I would have liked it better had I gone in with lower expectations. I’ve seen so many five star reviews and “OMG THIS WAS AMAZING” and I just didn’t get that, sadly. Thanks! 😀 I hope you have an amazing December as well! ❤
I loved reading this post, I loved that it wasn’t just about books! I also have two cats Smokey and Bandit. I have a small Christmas tree that sits on my dresser, I am lucky, last year smokey would sit under it but she wouldn’t try to get in it. I only had to pick up a couple bulbs thankfully they didn’t break. Gotta love cats though ❤
Thank you! Glad you loved reading my post. I’m trying to add more posts non-bookish related things to my blog. Awesome that you have two cats! 😀 I love cats. I have three and a dog, haha. Lucky you that your cats haven’t gotten into your tree! Mine are obsessed with it. They usually leave it alone until I turn the lights on, lol.
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