November 2019 Wrap-Up

End of the year panicking begins y’all! I am still behind on some of my challenges, so I tried to go hard in November. I had a good reading month, and my choices were also to my liking, so yeah it was a great month for reading!

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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I read a total of 31 books this month – 18 full-length novels, 2 omnibus manga volumes, 1 novella and 10 manga volumes! I just need to read 29 more books in December to make it to 365 books this year!

Ah-mazing!

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Pretty good

Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White The Silence of Bones by June Hur Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 by Kei Hamuro Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld Seven Days by Venio Tachibana OtherLife by Jason Segel Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh Maiden, Mother, Crone by Gwen Benaway Excellence, Vol. 1 by Brandon Thomas How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 by Chelsea CainChildren of the Whales, Vol. 7 by Abi Umeda Invictus by Ryan Graudin Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 by Abi Umeda Goliath by Scott Westerfeld The Blood Prince by Josie Jaffrey After Hours, Vol. 2 by Yuhta Nishio A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 by Abi Umeda Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 by Ushio Shirotori The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon Blank Canvas by Akiko Higashimura Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 by CLAMP

 Try it out, maybe?

Ask Me Anything by Molly E. Lee Scarlet Soul, Volume 1 by Kira Yukishiro The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler

Reread

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


And now, onto the yearly challenges:

Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Progress: 107/100 books

Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy, #3) Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) The Scorpio Races Children of the Whales, Vol. 7 Invictus Goliath (Leviathan, #3) The Blood Prince (Sovereign, #3) After Hours, Vol. 2 A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1) Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1)

Whoo this one’s done!

Status: completed!!!


Contemporary Romance reading challenge

Progress: 53/21+ books (Grand Slam)

Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 Seven Days: Monday–Sunday After Hours, Vol. 2

All queer romances this month!

Status: challenge complete!


pinterest challenge co-hosted AtoZ reading challenge

Progress: 22/26 books

Alice Isn't Dead The Beauty of the Wolf The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) The Daughters of Salem How we sent our children to their deaths: Part 1 Exorsisters, Vol. 1 Firestarter (Timekeeper #3) Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Vol. 1: Welcome Back Haphaven The Infinite Noise Just For Clicks Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (Rise of the Empress, #2) Love by the Morning Star Man-Eaters Volume 1 Nancy Drew: The Case of the Cold Case Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4) Postcards for a Songbird Quincredible Vol. 1: Quest to Be the Best! Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Stranger Things: The Other Side (Graphic Novel Volume 1) Through the White Wood United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6)Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve, #1) X Y Z

Nothing this month either

Status: PANIC MODE because I just realized I don’t have any ‘X’ books on my to-read lists!


Cloak and Dagger challenge

Progress: 32/35 books

The Silence of Bones

Status: 3 books to go!!!!!


2019 New Release Challenge logo - (un)Conventional BookwormsNew Release challenge

Progress: 173/200 books

The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1) Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 Seven Days: Monday–Sunday OtherLife (Last Reality #3) Crown of Oblivion Excellence, Vol. 1: Kill the Past Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 How to Be Remy Cameron Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 Ask Me Anything Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1) Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 Scarlet Soul, Volume 1 Ghostly Things, Vol. 1  Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey, Vol. 2 The Pioneer

Status: 27 books to go!!! Looks like I better  read ONLY 2019 releases this month!


Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading challenge

Progress: 219/100 galleys

The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1) The Silence of Bones Our Wonderful Days Vol. 1 Seven Days: Monday–Sunday OtherLife (Last Reality #3) Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes Crown of Oblivion Excellence, Vol. 1: Kill the Past Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 How to Be Remy Cameron Children of the Whales, Vol. 8 Ask Me Anything After Hours, Vol. 2 Children of the Whales, Vol. 9 Scarlet Soul, Volume 1 Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 The Pioneer

Status: Challenge complete!


2019 Debut author challenge

Progress: 21/24 debuts

Nothing this month

Status: 3 more debuts needed!


2019 Audiobook ChallengeAudiobook challenge

Progress: 37/50 audiobooks

Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) Goliath (Leviathan, #3) Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1) Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1) Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1)

Status: 13 more audiobooks needed!


Monthly Keyword Challenge

Progress: 8/12 keywords
November – The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season, #0.5) – Dream
May – Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes – Mother Seven Days: Monday–Sunday – Day
October Ghostly Things, Vol. 1Ghost Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy, #3) – Witch
Status: 4 more keywords to be done!

Dystopia Reading Challenge

Progress: 30/16 books

Invictus The Blood Prince (Sovereign, #3) Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1) The Pioneer

Status: Challenge complete!


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Progress: 36/25 books (Ancient History)

The Silence of Bones Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) Goliath (Leviathan, #3)

 The Silence of Bones is set in 1800’s Korea, and Behemoth & Goliath are alternate history WWI.

Status: challenge complete!


Retellings Reading Challenge

Progress: 29/25 retellings (Fairest of them All)

The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1) Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) Goliath (Leviathan, #3) RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3

The Guinevere Deception is a retelling of Arturian legends, Behemoth and Goliath are retellings of WWI, Rg Veda Vol 3 (Omnibus) is a retelling of Rig Veda.

Status: COMPLETED!!!
 

spacetime readsSpace Time Reading Challenge

Progress: 14/20 books
Invictus The Pioneer
Invictus has time travel, while The Pioneer has exoplanet migration (so fits the space element)
Status: 6 more space or time travel books needed!

Series to Finish Challenge

Progress: 20/24 series (6/12 new + 14/12 old)

Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) Goliath (Leviathan, #3) new

RG Veda Omnibus Volume 1 RG Veda Omnibus Volume 2 RG Veda Omnibus Volume 3 old

The Gilded King (Sovereign, #1) The Silver Queen (Sovereign #2) The Blood Prince (Sovereign, #3) new

Man-Eaters, Vol. 1 Man-Eaters, Vol. 2 Man-Eaters, Vol. 3 new

OtherLife (Last Reality #3) old

Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2) Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy, #3) old

Status: 4 more new series to complete!


yarc headerYear of the Asian Reading Challenge

Progress: 33/51 books

The Silence of Bones

The Silence of Bones is written by a Korean diaspora author, and is set in 1800’s Korea.

Status: PANIC MODE


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

NaNoReadMo19 (Nov 1-30)

My goal was to read 10k pages, and I did 10, 146 pages!

NovemberRemember November (Nov 1-30)

I had intended to read 5 books from previous readathons throughout the year, but got to only 2.

Warrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy, #3) Invictus


ICYMI

Top Ten Tuesday bannerTTT: Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes
TTT: Things I Bookmark
TTT: Changes in my Reading Life
TTT: Books I was glad to read this year


Book Blogger Hop: Nov 1-7
Book Blogger Hop: Nov 8-14
Book Blogger Hop: Nov 15-21
Book Blogger Hop: Nov 22-28


Stacking the Shelves #81
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Stacking the Shelves #83
Stacking the Shelves #84


On the Pod this week #45
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On the Pod this week #48


Shouting from the Shelftops #17


Other news

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  • Did you see my artwork for Song of the Crimson Flower?! Check out the full version in the post!
  • Stand by for wrap-ups for the year-long challenges and me deciding which ones to do next year!!

How was your November?

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