Wrap-Ups

November Wrap-Up

How is November already over? This month was over in the blink of an eye while also dragging on forever… I only managed to read two books this month, but both were five-star reads, so I’m more than happy. I did start and continue many books, but I haven’t finished those as I keep jumping around and starting new ones because I apparently can’t seem to focus.

What I Read

Being Lolita: A Memoir by Alisson Wood

I’d been wanting to read this for a while and this month I finally got around to it.

This is a very harsh non-fiction read which made me extremely uncomfortable most of the time, but that’s the whole point of it. I actually adored this and I thought it was brilliantly written. However, it’s definitely not for everyone, so please do check the trigger warnings before reading it!

After this, I decided to watch a film that had also been on my to-watch list for a very long time, which later led to me reading the book it’s based on:

Maurice by E.M. Forster

If you’ve seen my blog this month or follow me on twitter—or you’re one of my close friends—you won’t be surprised to see Maurice here, because I’ve been raving about it non-stop.

I find it hard to express just how much I loved this book. I believe it’s one of my favourite books I’ve read this year, which is surprising because it’s the second classic that I’d say that about this year, and that’s pretty uncommon for me. But this was an absolutely read and I think it’s one I’ll want to revisit rather soon.

What I Wrote

This month I decided to post only once a week to give myself of a break and so I could balance this with uni, and it definitely was the right call. Despite blogging much less, I still did struggle a bit with time-management. For December I have some big posts in the drafts and those might take a while to finish so for now, I’ll probably keep to one post per week.

This November I wrote:

Blog Posts I Loved

These were not necessarily posted in November, but I read them during the month.

How was your reading month? What was your favourite book you read in October?

22 thoughts on “November Wrap-Up

  1. Two five-star reads in one month sounds pretty successful to me! And you’re making me more interesed in Maurice with every single post you write – I’ll have to see if our university library has a copy… 🤗
    Also, thanks for sharing my post! I’m glad you enjoyed it 😊

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  2. Thank you so much for the link back Maria! I’m really pleased that you enjoyed Maurice and I loved reading your discussion post about it. I’ll definitely have to watch the film adaptation, it sounds like it interprets the book in a very interesting way 📚❤️ X x x

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  3. It’s great that you’ve decided to post only once a week so you can be calmer and dedicate yourself to your other acitivities as well, I think it’s super positive 👏🏻✨ & thank you so much, honey, for mentioning my post!!!! You’re the sweetest. I hope you have a wonderful month! ❤️❤️

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  4. Two five star reads is great! Being Lolita sounds like a hard read but you’ve piqued my interest so I’m gonna have to give that a try (even though I’m not much of a NF reader lol)! I hope you have a great December 🙂

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  5. So glad to see you enjoyed all of the books you read this month, and two 5 stars is AMAZING!! My favorite book of November was definitely Not my Problem by Ciara Smyth (10/10 recommend)! Hope you’re having a great december so far!!!

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  6. I read Maurice last year and LOVED IT, too. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and all of the characters for ages afterward. I still need to watch the film, but now I feel like I’ll have to reread it again before watching to completely appreciate the two together. My favorite read of November was probably Dune. I didn’t think that I would like it but ended up loving it. Hope you are having a great December, Maria!

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    1. Aaaah, I’m so happy to find another person who read and loved it!! I totally recommend the film, I loved it a lot. Oh, Dune’s been really popular lately with the film coming out, I’m glad you enjoyed it! You have a great month too, Ali!

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