November 2019 Wrap-Up

Yeah, yeah, I’m technically a day late on this. I’m not apologizing; it’s been a chaotic weekend, what with the Thanksgiving holidays and family and friends coming in from out of town and general stress as I finish up my law school applications…eeeeeek. Is a personal statement about writing poetry too cliche?

And yet, amidst all this chaos, I actually managed to finish ten books in November (and was in the middle of three others at the month’s conclusion). Here’s a quick rundown of what I read, including links to my reviews:

Print books


All four books of The Raven Cycle! Five-star reads, each and every one. The whole series is reviewed here 😊

Current reads

I’m now still in the middle of three other books that I started at the end of November:

  • Reverie
  • Sky in the Deep (buddy-read with Moony on Goodreads)
  • Invisible Women (audiobook)

Other recent posts

What else is new?

Generally speaking, life is all business as usual. Lately I’ve been obsessed with the soundtrack for Six, which is a pop-style musical about the six wives of Henry VIII, with each of them telling her own story about how her marriage really went down. The songs are catchy, the lyrics are smart (and often hilarious–for example, one song includes the line, “All eyes on me, no criticism/I look more rad than Lutheranism,” and the name of Anne Boleyn’s song is “Don’t Lose Ur Head”), and the sheer vocal talent of these women is INSANE. Plus, major feminist vibes, with women defining themselves as more than just the famous guy they married.

I’m also, as usual, getting very invested in this season of Supernatural (especially since it’s the last one). Apparently the writers have started realizing that female characters can make meaningful contributions, and that their deaths can actually serve purposes beyond creating tragedy for the boys. And a certain someone is back from the dead, which is f a n t a s t i c.

I’m not fully caught up on Mr. Robot yet, but only because I’m watching it with my brother and don’t want to go beyond that. No spoilers past the 4th episode of this season, please, but man…my mind is already blown.

So…that’s enough rambling. Anyone want to rant/chat/laugh about any of these? And who is looking forward to all the upcoming wintry holidays??

4 thoughts on “November 2019 Wrap-Up

  1. Bree December 3, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    I really need to read The Raven Cycle! It’s been on my TBR for years! Also – I adored A Curse So Dark and Lonely ❤

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    • Kathryn Speckels December 3, 2019 / 5:42 pm

      Yes, yes, you NEED to read The Raven Cycle!! The whole series is just amazing. I love it so much, for so many reasons 💜

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  2. dinipandareads December 6, 2019 / 9:01 am

    I just got the first book in The Raven Cycle the other day and I actually immediately thought of you and how much you love the series. I’m very excited to read it (and I’m hoping that I’ll love it too)! 😂 Looks like you had a pretty great reading month, Kathryn! There are a few others on your list that I’m hoping to pick up soon (like Adam Kay’s book) aaand I just read your review for Reverie and wanted to comment but your comments seem to be turned off again! 🙈 Just letting you know, in case you didn’t know lol

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    • Kathryn Speckels December 6, 2019 / 10:21 am

      Oh yay, I hope you love The Raven Cycle! Very excited on your behalf for that one 😊

      And GAAHHHH I don’t know why my comments keep getting messed up! I just went and turned them back on for that post (and one other that apparently also got turned off). Thank you for letting me know!!


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