November 2015 in Review

Posted November 30, 2015 in Reading / 8 Comments

Month in Review

Is November really over! It seems like this month has gone by so very fast for me. It is crazy!

Things that Happened in November

  • So much has happened it is hard to get it all in words. One of the students at my school suffered a stroke and is hospitalized for now. A counselor at the district high school died from an unexpected heart attack. My grandmother has been hospitalized yet again. It really hasn’t been a great month.
  • My religious education class (4th grade) was enrolled in the Association of the Miraculous Medal. They are all so excited to have miraculous medals.

Books I Read in November

The Heart of BetrayalThe Painter's DaughterSapphire BlueWinter
Emerald GreenA Court of Thorns and RosesEverneathJesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives
List of Books

Books I Reviewed in November

The Selection Stories: The Prince & The GuardThese Broken StarsLi Jun and the Iron RoadA Mad, Wicked Folly
The White RoseGreen RiderEarthquakeThe Painter's DaughterSnow Like Ashes

List of Books

Other November Posts

Books I Began in November

List of Books

Things I’m Looking Forward to in December

  •  Christmas! And, of course, Christmas Break though I suppose I am supposed to call it “Winter Break” since it is a public school.
  • My sister will be coming home again! Much as I used to complain as a child about my little sister, I love her to pieces. It is always great to spend time with her.

Challenge Progress Update

Finishing the Series ChallengeColor Coded ChallengeYou Read How Many Books? ChallengeAlphabet Soup ChallengeWhat's In A Name? ChallengeMythology ChallengeFairytale Retelling Challenge
  • Completed in May
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
  • The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen (implying color)
  • Completed in August
  1. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson
  2. The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
  3. Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
  4. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  5. Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
  6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  7. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  8. Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives by Kristen Britain
  • Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives by Pope Benedict XVI (z)
  • Completed in November
  • Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives by Pope Benedict XVI (a city)
  • Completed in June
  • Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Greek)
  • Completed in April
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer (Snow White)
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Beauty and the Beast)

So what do I all have left for reading challenges to finish up in December? Well, I have five books to read but I’m not sure it will happen for some of the challenges. Challenges I have yet to complete:

  • Birthday Month Reading Challenge: September, November, December
  • Color Coded Challenge: Brown
  • Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: X


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8 responses to “November 2015 in Review

  1. Sending positive vibes to your grandmother.
    Every single on of those books I want to read or have. 🙂
    Happy December, I hope it’s a better month for you personally.

  2. Oh, I hope everything turns out alright for your student and grandmother :/
    Wasn’t a Court of Thorns and Roses amazing!?
    Congrats on being almost done with your challenges! How on Earth did you make that challenge progress update?

    • A Court of Thorns and Roses was great! I really enjoyed it.

      For my Challenge Progress Update I use a plugin called Shortcodes Ultimate. There is a shortcode that makes really easy vertical tabs which I used here. I also use the spoiler shortcode all the time such as when I give lists of books or hide my Reading Challenge Progress Bars on my sidebar. It is a great plugin to install with a ton of functionality if you are on WordPress self-hosted.

      Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. Sorry it has been such a rough month! One of my students was hospitalized for mental health issues, and that’s been sad. I am also looking forward to my winter break (and hopefully catching up on my blog because I just haven’t had much time lately). Happy December to you!

    • Thanks for visiting. We all definitely need our winter break. Only a week and a half left for me! I hope you have a great rest of the month.

    • While December has already been stressful, it hasn’t reached the level of November stress yet. I’m hoping it will stay that way.
      Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great rest of the month!