November 2018 Recap

autumn leaves                                                                                                                                                     this is soo pretty

November was a whirlwind. My first month at the new job is in the books. It’s been stressful. I kind of underestimated my aversion to new things and new people and leaving an agency I had a long history with and co-workers I’ve known for over a decade to a place where I didn’t know anyone has been more challenging than I thought it would be. However, the people are nice and I really like my boss. I’m looking forward to the day when I know what I’m doing everyday. I had a nice Thanksgiving. I got to spend it with my niece (who will be turning one this month) and she is just so sweet and fun.

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I also got to see Adriana Trigiani speak in November. She came to one of the branches in our library district and my boss asked me if I wanted to come with her when she stopped by the event. (This is the type of thing I expected when I envisioned working at a library.) We could only stay for an hour because we had meetings back at the office, but I’m so glad I got to go see her. She was a trip. I haven’t read any of her books before, but I’m definitely going to check some out.

Books Read: 10

Adult: 7
YA: 3

Favorite Book I Read This Month:


I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

  Books Reviewed: 5

On Magnolia Lane (Blue Ridge Romance #3) by Denise Hunter – 4/5 Stars

In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick – 3.5/5 Stars

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite – 4/5 Stars

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren – 4/5 Stars

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – 4/5 Stars

Books Read in 2018 Overall: 137

Funny Fridays:

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November 2

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November 9

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November 16

This is me

November 23

Other Posts:

October 2018 Recap + Life Updates + It’s My Birthday!

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top 5 Wednesday: Largest Books on my TBR

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I want to read before 2019

Top 5 Wednesday: Bookbloggers/Book Friends I’d Want at Friendsgiving

Reviewing the Unreviewed: November 2018

Book News

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern is publishing her second book!!

The Night Circus is one of my favorite books of all time and I have been very impatiently waiting for Erin Morgenstern to write another book. And now she finally has! The Starless Sea will be published in November 2019 and I have zero chill about it.


Dark Age (Red Rising #5) by Pierce Brown publishing date pushed back (again)

You should all know by now what a fan I am of the Red Rising series. This 5th book in the series was originally supposed to come out last year, but got pushed back because Iron Gold ended up being pushed back. It was supposed to come out in February 2019, but it was announced recently that it will now be released in July 2019. While I am disappointed, I trust Pierce Brown to know when it’s ready to go and will anxiously wait.

16 thoughts on “November 2018 Recap

  1. Since you liked that Kinsella book, I’m going to try it. She’s always hit or miss for me.
    I’m glad you’re settling in at the new job and things are going okay. Someone told me about that author event…I should’ve went just to see you! I haven’t read any of her books, though.

    • I hope that you like the Kinsella book. Hers are hit or miss for me, too, but I really enjoyed this one. The characters can be really frustrating at times, but it worked for me.
      I haven’t read anything by that author yet either, but she was definitely fun. Hopefully she’ll be back another time and you can see her.

  2. The Kinsella book has really mixed reviews! Happy you enjoyed. I guess I should read my copy of The Night Circus! I didn’t know about the new book, I like the title. Hope you have a great December!

  3. I’m glad the new job is treating you well! Taking the plunge to jump to a new place is always sooo stressful, so I’m glad it’s working out!!

    I am also ridiculously excited about Morgenstern’s book. I really need to read The Night Circus again!!

    • Thank you! I definitely need a re-read of The Night Circus, too. I’ve only read it once, which is kind of ridiculous of me because I’m a big re-reader. I did try it on audio once when I went on vacation, but I really didn’t like the narrator, so I only listened to a couple chapters.

  4. Starting a new job, even when it’s all good, is an adjustment. I went back to work after 20 years (3 years ago) and, although I felt pretty up to date with computers and technology, things have changed a lot over time, especially in a library – no card catalogs there! It’s good you like the people you’re working with, and that you’re working in a library like me! How exciting you got to hear Trigiani! I read The Shoemaker’s Wife by her a long time ago – I don’t remember much about it, but I think I enjoyed it!

    • It really is an adjustment! I can’t imagine what it was like transitioning back into the workforce after being out of it for so long. Trigiani was fun! She talked a little about how her family were shoemakers. I just put in a hold request for her latest book and am looking forward to reading her.

      • I may need to read another of Trigiani’s books. I didn’t know her family were shoemakers! And yes, it was an adjustment in the beginning, but now my job is pretty low stress. I’m at the Reference Desk a good deal, so there was a long period where whenever anyone came up to the desk I had no idea how to answer!

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