November ’18 Recap | A Good Month!

Hello friends, and happy December! I’m back to recap yet another month of my life. (A pretty good one!)

November '18 Recap | A Good Month!

I read eight books, which I’m pretty satisfied with. I’m hoping to finish ten next month though, since I’ll have a two-week break from school and therefore lots more reading time!

Books Read in November:

Book covers link to my review, or Goodreads if I haven’t posted one. All covers are from Goodreads.

The Body in the Library Lucky Few Persepolis Daughter of the Pirate King

The Body in the Library | I started this mystery right around Halloween and I really enjoyed it! I’ll admit, I did not predict that plot twist at ALL.

Lucky Few | This was a fun book, albeit a bit weird, about homeschool kids with a summery vibe.

Persepolis | (Re-read; Read for school) A graphic memoir about the author’s childhood during the Iranian Revolution that I still loved the second time around.

Daughter of the Pirate King | I really liked this pirate book! There’s adventure AND romance, so there’s something here for everyone.

Macbeth The Gilded Wolves Black Enough Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

Macbeth | (Read for school) I thought it was pretty good, which was an improvement from reading Romeo and Juliet last year.

The Gilded Wolves | (ARC) Oh, this one is so good and I totally understand why it’s been labelled as ‘for fans of Six of Crows.’ Keep an eye out for my review!

Black Enough | (ARC) This is a really cool anthology, with stories all written by and about African-Americans. I’ll have a review up for this one soon too!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | This screenplay was pretty enjoyable, but I liked the movie better (not something that usually happens for me).


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My Favorite Posts from November:

Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen & Laurie Morrison | A Beautiful Upper-Middle Grade Novel (Book Review) 


As far as things I’ve watched this month, two movies stand out: 

Argo | My Peace & Social Justice class watched this movie about the Iran hostage crisis to go along with our study of the book Persepolis—it was really intense and, in my opinion, very good.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before | I re-watched this movie twice this month, and while watching for a second and third time did make me notice some sorta cringey parts, I still think it’s really adorable.


November has been a good month for me life-wise! While I am not a fan of cold weather (which I am currently experiencing unfortunately), I have enjoyed doing some of my favorite fall/winter things, like ice skating, celebrating Thanksgiving, and picking out Christmas presents for my family.

I got to go a couple of diversity trainings/conferences through my school this month, which was really cool! (One of these was the Mid-Atlantic Region Diversity Conference, and if you ever have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend!

Another highlight from November is that my family has had visitors from Costa Rica staying with us for the past two weeks. I may have mentioned this before, but the school that my siblings go to (and I used to go to, before I graduated) has an exchange program with a school in Costa Rica. My sister went to Costa Rica last year, and now her partners are visiting with us in the U.S. They’re so sweet and I’ve loved having them stay with us! I also feel like having visitors has caused our family to spend some more time together, which has been nice. 🙂

And finally, exciting news! We might be getting a dog!! I will absolutely post pictures in my next recap if it ends up working out. 🐶

Let's Chat

How was your month? What books did you read? Do you have a dog? What’s their name? Any advice for (possibly) future dog-owners? I hope you all have a wonderful December!

♥ Annie

November '18 Recap | A Good Month!

9 thoughts on “November ’18 Recap | A Good Month!

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  2. It seems like you had a good month, yay! ❤️ I’m so happy you enjoyed The Gilded Wolves, I’m impatient to read that one, it sounds so good! 😀
    I hope you’ll end up getting a dog ahhhh that’s so exciting, fingers crossed! 🙂
    Have a wonderful December, Annie! ❤️

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  3. I’m glad you had such a great month, Annie, both bookish and life-wise! That’s so amazing that you got to go to a couple diversity conferences and that you have visitors from Costa Rica. ☺️ Also ice skating is so fun!

    And aahhh I hope you’ll end up getting a dog; they’re absolutely wonderful companions. I have a 3-year-old golden retriever named Prince, and he’s the best (and cutest). I love him so much. 💓 One thing I will tell you is that training a dog is a bit frustrating at first, but a little patience and effort goes a long way. Just keep trying (and feeding him/her treats)!

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  4. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed The Gilded Wolves! I haven’t heard too much about it on the blogosphere yet (which I guess makes sense since it’s not out until January I think??) so it’s nice to see it getting some positive reviews 🙂

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  5. I have to agree that the fantastic beasts movie was better than the screenplay. Sometimes, it felt a little bit awkward to read because of the format…but of course I read it anyway because I’m a huge HP fan and wouldn’t dare miss out on a single new release. Great post, Annie!

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