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.
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
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
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.