Happy December, friends! I love the holidays and can’t believe we’re that much closer to 2018. I’m also excited that I’m one book away from my Goodreads goal and it’s going to count for Rock My TBR, finally! As for November’s wrap up, lots of contemp this month.
Retellings Reading Challenge (1 book)
Ripped Pages by M. Hollis- 3 stars. Charming f/f retelling of Rapunzel. Not much to dig into since it’s a novelette but it was a sweet tale.
Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge (4 books)
Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm- 3.5 stars. Definitely cheesy but fun and very cute. I could totally see this as a tv Christmas movie! A must if you love reality tv, Scotland, and royalty.
I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo- 3.5 stars. The second hand embarrassment is real but the characters are fantastic, especially Desi and her father.
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo- 4.5 stars. This book made me really happy. I loved the Disney-inspired setting, the surprisingly three dimensional characters, and the friendships!
First & Then by Emma Mills- 5 stars. I seriously adore this Pride & Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights contemporary! The story feels so real.
ReReads (1 book)
First & Then by Emma Mills- 5 stars. I’m dying to read Foolish Hearts so in the meantime I couldn’t resist giving her debut another read. I was so happy that I did, it’s a favorite.
Another season of Bookish Bingo comes to a close as well, and I did fairly well, 13 sqares and 2 bingos!
Number of bingos: 2
Illustrations: Princess Leia by Mark Waid
Black Cover: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Set In Another Country: Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Magic in the Real World: The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Ensemble Cast: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
2017 Debut: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
American History: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Witches: The Hawkweed Legacy by Irena Brignull
Fall Release: Fireblood by Elly Blake
Asian American Author: I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
LGBT: Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
Set at a School: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Are you looking forward to the holiday season? How are your challenges going? Let me know what book I should try to fit in before the end of the year!
6 thoughts on “Fall Bookish Bingo and November Update”
You had quite the accomplished November!
Thank you! Definitely better than how my December turned out haha.
Woohoo! Love that gif too 😉
I knew you would 😉
Yay, go us! This is like the first time ever I’ll cross the 100 mark on my Goodreads challenge and I’m so excited haha. I actually started with 85 then upped it to 100 and now it’s at 108 (hopefully I’ll be upping it to 120 because I’ve been in the mood to read all the comics).
Oh, so I should buy First & Then? It’s currently on sale on Kindle and I’ve been indecisive about getting it.
Oops, I need to see how many fall bingos I got! Totally spaced out on that
Ohhh that’s so exciting!!! The first and only time I crossed 100 was last year with 108. What did you end up with?! (I’ll have to check!) Ahhh I wish I saw this earlier, I think you should get First & Then! Emma Mills has become an absolute auto-buy author for me- she writes characters and friendships so well!! I love her books.