November has come and gone and with that I am faced with my 2018 goals and how I actually went towards achieving them…
To say November was a FULL month feels a bit like an understatement. We are getting to the end of Term 4 at work and it is hectic with carols and wrapping up activities and filing galore. I also had my Engagement which took s bit of organising. So it has been bust busy busy!
To the update…
Complete the A to Z reading Challenge This is one I will definitely not complete this year. I didn’t end up adding any books in November and I don’t think I will fill my remaining letters before the end of the year. It was a great way to get back into reading so I don’t see this as a fail per say
Post at least 3 times a week. I am really proud of sticking with this goal. It has really kept me passionate about reading and sharing my thoughts and ideas on different books and bookish things. Yay for winning at this goal.
Exercise 3 days a week. I’ve been pretty good at exercising 3 times a week which is a plus
Read 30 books in 2018. This is one I’ve already achieved and am just continuing to kill it.
5. Try a new recipe each week. This one has been pretty much a no go in November. It has been so hectic that I have barely been even thinking about what meals to cook. Onwards and upwards from here. 6. Practice positivity and optimism. The start of the month went well with staying positive. As I got more and more drained though it became more difficult. Definitely one to continue working towards. 7. Less Technology more reading before bed. I kind of worked towards this one and by kind of I mean twice this month… I finally put batteries in a book light a friend from work gave me for my birthday and used it to read before bed a couple of nights. Alas I am back to my habit of just randomly scrolling though my phone. 8. Focus on what I am putting in my body and focus on being gluten and dairy free. November was actually the worst month for this. We got really lazy with what we were eating and I just ignored my intolerances and ate whatever. I definitely regretted it every time. I also felt like it was really just undoing all the exercise I was doing. Hoping for a better December.
Overall I don’t think it was a great month for achieving goals in November. Let’s hope the last month of 2018 is a positive one.
November was a much quieter month than October. With Term 4 coming to a close I was definitely a lot busier and a lot more tired so didn’t spend as much time reading. That being said I got 4 books finished this month. Including:
‘Renegades’ By Marissa Meyer
‘Obsidio’ By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
‘Wundersmith’ By Jessica Townsend
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ By J.K. Rowling
First of all WHAT IT’S NOVEMBER ALREADY!.. Ok, glad I got that out of my system. Down to what you actually came here for (which I’m guessing isn’t a freak out about how quickly 2018 is passing).
Books. Books. Books.
What am I going to read in November? As I am sitting here writing this I am beyond torn. Do I finally start the Throne of Glass series, seeing as I will not have the completed series (yay!) or do I start Renegades so I can actually read a sequel when its released?
So many options, so hard to choose! BUT I think this will be my plan…
First I will read ‘Wundersmith’ By Jessica Townsend, the very highly anticipated sequel to ‘Nevermoor’, because yes I preordered it – I know, how organised am I?! – and I really want to read it before my kiddos at school because you know they will accidentally spoil something in their excitement to share. Also it should be arriving on November 1st, so perfect timing.
After I’ve completed ‘Wundersmith’By Jessica Townsend, I think I will finally read ‘Renegades’ By Marissa Myer so I can hopefully be ready to read ‘Archenemies’By Marissa Myer (which I also preordered) when it arrives on the 15th.
IF I finished both of those and I still have some November to spare I think I will jump into’All the Wandering Light’ By Heather Fawcett the sequel to ‘Even the Darkest Stars’ which I ended up reading in October. This sequel comes out on November 15th.
While all this is going on I also want to listen to ‘Obsidio’ by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on Audible.
Busy! To say this is an ambitious TBR is an understatement I think, but I like a challenge.
what books are you planning on reading in November?