November, you were filled with school, books, film, AND all the holiday season prep. I am a firm believer that the earlier you start celebrating Christmas, the happier you’ll be (and hopefully that happiness will translate to reading motivation!)
I read 6 books in November, which I’m really happy about because I mostly LOVED everything that I read. I also hit 100 books for the year- live love Goodreads for telling me this (I’m currently at 105). I think one of my New Year “resolutions” is going to be keeping better track of what I read on my own—I tried and failed to do so in 2018, despite some pretty amazing Excel sheets.
I’m also happy with how much I read, considering the 980 page beast that is Kingdom of Ash and that November brought on tons of homework school-wise. With a week left in the semester to go, I cannot wait to put ALL the books on hold from my library and dive into some holiday reads and ARCs.
I also watched more TV and movies than usual this month. With all of my schoolwork and other commitments, I think my brain needed a rest from written words and turned to TV for rest.
The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC) | 5/5 Stars
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas | 5/5
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | 5/5
Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Mafi | 3.5/5
The Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak | 4/5
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke | 4.5/5
Friday Night Lights S3- S5 (Amazon Prime)– I really don’t know what I’m going to do with my TV life- until The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S2 comes out next week- now that I’ve finished Friday Night Lights. FNL was easily one of the best shows I watched this year, and I’m looking forward to picking up the book and watching the film (even though I have a feeling neither will live up to the TV show for me). NBC, can we have a Season 6 please??
Crazy Rich Asians– I wanted to watch Crazy Rich Asians’ film adaptations IMMEDIATELY after finishing the book, but I waited until I could rent it from iTunes before Thanksgiving. Me being me, I did enjoy the book better, however, the film was also phenomenal! Awkwafina as Peik Lin stole the show for me.
The Princess Switch & A Christmas Prince (Netflix)- As much as I love Christmas and all the holiday-themed things, cheesy Christmas movies can be pretty hit or miss. However, Netflix’s The Princess Switch and A Christmas Prince were really enjoyable and fun Christmas movies for me. I totally watched The Princess Switch for Vanessa Hudgens and I was blown away by its adorableness and humor. I was also shocked by how much I enjoyed A Christmas Prince, but I will soon be watching its sequel, A Christmas Prince: Royal Wedding.
Other things I continued or started watching this month: Dynasty S2 (CW), The Good Place S2 (NBC), Dogs (Netflix), and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix).
Bookish & Fangirl Fun
Since I didn’t do anything too fangirlish or bookish IRL in November, here’s some fangirlish things I am highly anticipating for the rest of the year and in 2019.
The film adaptation of Dumplin’ comes out on Netflix on December 7th and it’s trailer is definitely making me watch this one upon release date. Dumplin’ seems to be filled with all the Jennifer Aniston, Dolly Parton, and plus-size protagonist goodness.
Rainbow Rowell’s Wayward Son is coming out in 2019 instead of 2020! I obviously cannot wait for this sequel to Carry On, but I’m also so happy that one of my absolute favorite authors is coming out with 2 books next year—Pumpkinheads with Faith Erin Hicks has been on my TBR for too long!
It was announced that Brooklyn Nine-Nine S6 is coming out on January 10th. B99 has become one of my all-time favorite TV shows this year, and I’m so excited that its joining NBC, aka the home of my all-time favorite show, Parks & Recreation.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 comes out on Amazon Prime on December 5th. Although I’m a little confused as to why this one comes out on a Wednesday, I cannot wait to dive back into The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It’s first season was my favorite show that I watched this summer.
What did you read and watch in November? Did you do any holiday prep?Share in the comments!