November 2018 Wrap-Up

November is done with and so is the year (December ALWAYS feel so short) which means this is now a time to look back on the year and see what all has been accomplished yada yada. As for reading, I am very happy with how it has been going throughout the year, even if I still have a few challenges left to complete, but life otherwise has been a disappointment this year. Not to sour the mood, let’s just move on with reading milestones, shall we?

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Ruthsic has
completed her goal of reading
200 books in
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I was extra motivated by the two month-long challenges and my strict TBR so this month I read : a total of 42 books (new record yo!) – 21 full-length novels, 20 graphic novels/manga volumes and 1 novella

Ah-mazing!!!

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 9 by Izumi Tsubaki Middlegame by Seanan McGuire The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi

Pretty good

 The Dire King by William Ritter War of Storms by Erica Cameron Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotouge Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotouge This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow Songs For The Dead TPB Vol. 1 by Andrea Fort Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson Kaguya-sama by Aka Akasaka Outpost Zero, Vol. 1 by Sean McKeever Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack Pulp by Robin Talley Four Three Two One by Courtney C. Stevens The Queen's Wing by Jessica Thorne Deadly Class Volume 1 by Rick Remender Flavor, Vol. 1 by Joseph KeatingeLumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson Lumberjanes, Vol. 2 by Noelle Stevenson Furyborn by Claire Legrand Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 by Aki Irie Violet Venom's Rules for Life by Lynn Messina After Hours, Vol. 1 by Yuhta Nishio ×××HOLiC・戻 4 by CLAMP Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye Blissful Land, Volume 1 by Ichimon Izumi Nick and June Were Here by Shalanda Stanley The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead

 Try it out maybe?

Kaguya-sama by Aka Akasaka How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen Record of Grancrest War, Vol. 1 by Ryo Mizuno Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 2 by Aki Irie The Similars by Rebecca Hanover Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Reread

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco xxxHOLiC・戻 1 by CLAMP ×××HOLiC・戻 2 by CLAMP xxxHOLiC・戻(3) by CLAMP


Page Trackers Challenge

In the Page Trackers challenge, and for the #NaNoReadMo18 challenge, I read 11,968 pages in November [My main updates are on a Twitter thread]

Pages left: 18, 937

*wails*


Beat the Backlist

Progress: 101/100 books published before 2018

First reads The Dire King (Jackaby, #4) Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max After Hours, Vol. 1 (After Hours, #1) ×××HOLiC・戻 4

Rereads xxxHOLiC・戻 1 ×××HOLiC・戻 2 xxxHOLiC・戻(3) (KCデラックス ヤングマガジン)


16150831Series to Finish 2018 challenge

Progress: 15/24 series

The Dire King (Jackaby, #4) War of Storms The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3)

The Dire King from Jackaby series, War of Storms from Ryogan Chronicles and The Emerald Sea from The Glittering Court trilogy.


Blogger Shame challenge

Goals: 13/24 old galleys

Furyborn (Empirium, #1) The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)


2018 Debut Author challenge

Goals: 25/24 debut books of 2018

The Queen's Wing Outrun the Wind

Challenge complete!


Audiobook-Challenge--2018Audiobook challenge

Goals: 62/50 books

The Dire King (Jackaby, #4) The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3)


NG-EW-Sign-Up-Post-Pic.pngNetgalley & Edelweiss Reading challenge

Goals: 192/100 galleys

War of Storms Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3 This Is What It Feels Like How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Songs For The Dead TPB Vol. 1 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5 Outpost Zero, Vol. 1 Record of Grancrest War, Vol. 1 Your Own Worst Enemy Pulp Four Three Two One The Queen's Wing Flavor, Vol. 1 Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth Media Tie-In Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 Furyborn (Empirium, #1) Middlegame Outrun the Wind Violet Venom's Rules for Life The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2) Kiss Collector Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 2 The Similars (The Similars, #1) Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1) Gingerbread Blissful Land, Volume 1 Nick and June Were Here

I am so close to going double on my original goal, whoo!


2018ContempButton-300x300.jpgContemporary Romance reading challenge

Goals: 40/21+

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 9 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 4 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5 Your Own Worst Enemy Four Three Two One Violet Venom's Rules for Life After Hours, Vol. 1 (After Hours, #1) Kiss Collector Nick and June Were Here


img_20170922_204343_001000.jpgAtoZ reading challenge

Goals: 26/26 books

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The Queen’s Wing The Queen's Wingand Your Own Worst Enemy Your Own Worst Enemy

Challenge complete!!!


2018 Witches & Witchcraft Reading ChallengeWitches & Witchcraft reading challenge

Goals: 31/16 books

Undead Girl Gang Record of Grancrest War, Vol. 1 Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 2 xxxHOLiC・戻 1 ×××HOLiC・戻 2 xxxHOLiC・戻(3) (KCデラックス ヤングマガジン) ×××HOLiC・戻 4 The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)

Undead Girl Gang is a supernatural contemporary with zombies and witches; Record of Grancrest War is a fantasy with mages; Ran & the Gray World has a sorceress and other supernatural creatures in urban Japan setting; xxxHoLic: Rei has a dimensional witch in contemporary Japan; The Heart Forger is a fantasy that has elemental witches and necromancers.


https://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/CDChallengebadge2016-204x300.jpgCloak and Dagger challenge

Goals: 23/16 books

The Dire King (Jackaby, #4) Outpost Zero, Vol. 1 The Similars (The Similars, #1)

The Dire King is in the Jackaby series which is a historical paranormal mystery; Outpost Zero and The Similars have mysteries in science fiction settings


SOS reading challenge

Goals: 36/40 challenges

Nothing this month


PictureDiversity challenge

Goals: 153/31 diverse books

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 9 War of Storms Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3 Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 4 This Is What It Feels Like How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Undead Girl Gang Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5 Outpost Zero, Vol. 1 Your Own Worst Enemy Pulp Four Three Two One Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth Media Tie-In Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 2 Furyborn (Empirium, #1) Outrun the Wind After Hours, Vol. 1 (After Hours, #1) The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2) Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Gingerbread Blissful Land, Volume 1 Nick and June Were Here

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kun, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Ran and the Gray World, Blissful Land are manga by Japanese authors; After Hours is a yuri manga that has an f/f romance; Outpost Zero has an Asian main character;
War of Storms has POC characters and non-heteronormative society with a non-nuclear family structure; also has bisexual and asexual characters;
This is What It Feels Like has ownvoices POC characters, a lesbian character, and a character who is also a recovery addict;
How to Fracture a Fairytale has some OwnVoices Jewish retellings of fairy tales; Black Enough is a collection of OwnVoices black proragonist short stories; Gingerbread has OwnVoices black rep;
Undead Girl Gang has a Latina witch; Deadly Class has a Nicaraguan main character and POC secondary characters;
Your Own Worst Enemy has a mixed race main character, a questioning main character and an Asian main character;
Pulp has sapphic love stories;
Four Three Two One has a bisexual main character, a disabled character and a sapphic relationship;
Lumberjanes has queer and POC characters;
Furyborn has bisexual and (one of them as) biracial main characters; The Heart Forger has Asian influences in world-building, and POC characters and a genderfluid character
Outrun the Wind has a sapphic romance;
Nick and June were Here has a main character with schizophrenia


2018 New Release Challenge logoNew Release challenge

Progress: 179/101 books

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Vol. 9 War of Storms Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3 This Is What It Feels Like Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 4 How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Songs For The Dead TPB Vol. 1 Undead Girl Gang Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 5 Outpost Zero, Vol. 1 Record of Grancrest War, Vol. 1 Your Own Worst Enemy Pulp Four Three Two One The Queen's Wing Flavor, Vol. 1 Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth Media Tie-In Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 Furyborn (Empirium, #1) Outrun the Wind Violet Venom's Rules for Life The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2) Kiss Collector Blissful Land, Volume 1 The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3)


Paranormal reading challenge

Progress: 87/24 books

The Dire King (Jackaby, #4) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3 Middlegame Undead Girl Gang  Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 1 Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 2 xxxHOLiC・戻 1 ×××HOLiC・戻 2 xxxHOLiC・戻(3) (KCデラックス ヤングマガジン) ×××HOLiC・戻 4 Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max Gingerbread

Middlegame (alchemy and time travel), Undead Girl Gang (witches and zombies), Ran and the Gray World (sorceress and shifters), xxxHolic: Rei (magic, demons), Lumberjanes (supernatural creatures) & Gingerbread (fabulism)  are urban fantasies,

while Demon Slayer: Kimetsu noYaiba (demons), The Dire King (supernatural creatures) are historical fantasies.


Gather Together and ReadBook to Movie reading challenge

Goals: 19/8 books

Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth Media Tie-In Deadly Class is going to be a TV show in 2019


What's In A Name 2018 logoWhat’s in a Name challenge

Goals: 3/7 challenges

A shape Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)

 


F2F3B347-32FE-476E-A060-460BEA3A704CSwords and Stars Reading Challenge

Goals: 18/20 challenges

 Nothing this month either


Besides these year-long challenges, I also had  three reading challenges.

mythothonheader.pngmythothon

Competed 21/25 challenges

atozreadathon

Completed 23/26 letters


ICYMI

Top Ten Tuesday bannerTTT: Books on my Shelves I REALLY need to read
TTT: Bookish Items I’d Like to Own
TTT: Books I Was Glad to read this year
TTT: Squad Goals

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #21
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #22
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #23
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #24
Diversity Spotlight Thursday #25

Book Blogger Hop: Nov 16-22
Book Blogger Hop: Nov 23-29
Book Blogger Hop: Nov 30 – Dec 6

Stacking the Shelves #34
Stacking the Shelves #35
Stacking the Shelves #36
Stacking the Shelves #37

Podcasts for Readers #6: Victoriocity


Other news

  • I will probably not be doing any readathons in December as I want to catch up on the year-long ones I haven’t yet finished, but I do have a TBR ready so watch out for the readathoning post coming later today!

How was your November? Who is ready for 2019?

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