November Wrap-Up

December 3, 2016 Uncategorized 18


Wow! I have to admit, I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump this week and that may be why the end of November seems to have crept up on me so fast. Today, hopefully I’ll be getting caught up, so look for some posts wrapping up November events and kicking off the December ones from me today. Hopefully some replies to your comments too 🙂 Despite feeling a bit slumpy at the end of the month, I’ve had a great Nonfiction November and I’m excited to review all the fun happenings this past month.

Books Read

I was sure I’d be reading more once I was done with grad school, but it turns out that being in the same place as my husband and living somewhere where there are always things we can go out and do has been keeping my pretty busy! As is, it seems like 9 or 10 books a month may be my new normal. Here are the 9 books I picked up this month:

Top Post

This month, my top post was my Nonfiction November announcement, so I’d just like to thank all the bloggers who helped make this event such a success! I love hearing about everyone’s nonfiction reading every year. In particular, I’d like to thank my co-hosts Rachel, Sarah, Julz, and Lory for their time putting posts together. I already can’t wait for next year!


December Preview

In December, I’m excited to be co-hosting the Nonfiction Book Club with Lory of Emerald City Book Review. I’m just starting the book today myself, so it’s definitely not too late to decide to join in!


I’m also considering jumping in on the Whole Latte Christmas challenge, since I’m feeling in the holiday spirit this year. Despite the name, books related to other holidays counts too! And if you’re looking for other December events or starting to think about bookish challenges for 2017, I highly recommend checking out A Novel Challenge, as well as Tanya at Girl XOXO’s lists of December book blogger events and 2017 challenges. Happy holidays!

18 Responses to “November Wrap-Up”

    • DoingDewey

      Haha, actually, I feel pretty average about it – didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. I loved the writing and I thought the author was extremely clever and good at making me feel uncomfortable. I also felt he led me along too much though; I anticipated most of the information revealed that might otherwise have been shocking.

  1. Kailana

    I can’t believe I purged Mayflower. I also forgot to look and see about getting a new copy. On it right now. If not I definitely want to read at least once with you in 2017. A book I own will come up one of these days. lol

    • DoingDewey

      Since we mostly pick reads by vote and I don’t restrict the choices to books I own, I’m always excited when a book I own myself ends up getting picked. I hope one you own comes up for you too! Feel free to suggest some books for the list and as long as they’re books old enough to be available at the library without too much of a wair, I’ll try to include them as options 🙂

  2. Tanya Patrice

    Thanks for linking up to my post on 2017 reading challenges. I took a year off from doing challenges but I’m so excited to sign up for a few for next year.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks for putting together such a helpful round-up post! I love challenges and also like seeing what everyone else is doing in, whether or not I join in.

    • DoingDewey

      I hope you’re able to find a balance you’re happy with! I’ve been blogging through grad school for the last five years, so it’s definitely doable, but I expect you’re experience will be similar to mine now. As I’m starting a new part of my life, I’m struggling to find a new balance of my different activities and reexamining my priorities. I’m sure you can make it work though 🙂 Best of luck with grad school!

  3. Rachel

    Thanks for the links to places that have challenges. I don’t have much time for challenges next year, but it’s nice to see what people are doing.

    • DoingDewey

      I have mixed feelings about challenges. I always get excited about them, but I have a hard time keeping up with recording my progress. I’m also not sure they actually get to me change my reading habits or to interact with other bloggers much more than I would anyway. I don’t think that will stop me from signing up for lots of them though. I just have too much fun with that part 🙂

  4. Aylee

    Oooh you read the Tearling Trilogy! Very curious what you thought about them. I’ve only read the first two, but I enjoyed my reading experience with those because they were a bit different! Here’s to great reading and blogging in December 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      I also really enjoyed that this series was a bit different! If you enjoyed the first two, I definitely think that you’ll enjoy the third, although I think you could still love or hate the ending.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Jenny! I’m only unhappy with it because I was consistently reading more while I was in grad school and I expected to be reading more afterwards. I’ve been making the most of my slower reading pace this month though, by trying to read more thoughtful and I’ve been enjoying that.

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