Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2022

Wow, is it really already December 1st?! I don’t know how November is already over but I do know that…

  • I spent almost two weeks of the month being totally bowled over by COVID (got it for the first time). It was not fun losing my taste & smell, plus I hated that my body ached so much that I couldn’t even get proper rest!
  • I spent one week slowly coming out of the brain fog and dealing with residual cough/cold symptoms. And…
  • I spent the last week getting used to travelling to the office again and getting back into work mode.

And that was basically my whole month? I have no idea what happened before getting sick because it was a blur of work stress. As much as it sucked to get knocked out by the virus, I’m glad that that’s now behind me and I’m back to feeling ‘normal’ again.

Unsurprisingly, it was a slow reading month for me and I ended up only finishing 12 BOOKS. Oddly, most of the books I read were during and after getting COVID but thanks to a full-on work schedule, I really didn’t have much brain energy left to digest words on most days. I’m pretty proud that despite being ill, I still managed to post almost every day stillโ€”yay, me! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Although I only had one 5-star read this month, I had no books rated lower than 3.5 stars so I’d consider that a decent win. I don’t read many paranormal romances but I’ve found a new favourite PNR but also just a favourite new series in general! I don’t re-read often but I would 100% re-read this series and I’m already looking forward to revisiting these books soon.

**BOOK COVERS are linked to Goodreads and the TITLE TEXT is linked to my review if available!**

Panda rating: 5 pandas

5 pandas

The image shows a red book cover with the title "Always Practice Safe Hex" in white font. The word safe is set against a black banner. Surrounding the text are graphics/icons. From the top there are skulls, snakes and a branch. From the bottom is a hand holding a potion bottle surrounded by branches/leaves

Panda rating: 4 pandas

4 pandas

The Ex Hex
(ARC) Untying the Knot
(ARC) Resting Scrooge Face


Panda rating: 3.5 pandas

3.5 pandas

(ARC) Reader, I Murdered Him
Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Wolf Gone Wild

I didn’t bookmark many posts this month as I didn’t read much on the blogosphereโ€”I’m sorry! But here are a few I did manage to read and really enjoyed.

And that’s a wrap for November, folks! How was your month personally, professionally, and bookishly?! What was your favourite read in November? I hope everyone had a good month and that you’re all doing okay! Can you believe we have a month left in 2022? Here’s to ending the year on a positive noteโ€”bring on December!

26 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2022

  1. I’m sorry to hear you had Covid – hope you’re feeling better ๐Ÿ–ค I do love that you think only finishing 12 books is a slow month though. I’d kill for that sort of slow month haha.
    I spent all month reading Woflsong! Finally finished it last night and I really enjoyed it. If you liked those witchy romance books you should definity check out Hex Appeal by Kate Johnson!

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    • I thought I’d escaped the damn thing but apparently it was my time to get it ๐Ÿฅฒ Aside from irritated lungs and a lingering cough, I’m feeling much better, thank you! ๐Ÿ’œ Hehe, yeah, I’m not the most social creature so I usually have ample time for reading but this month didn’t pan out the way I’d hoped it would, lol. I’m glad to hear you really enjoyed Wolfsong! I enjoyed its sequel, Ravensong, a lot as well. Gordo is awesome! ๐Ÿ˜ I have Hex Appeal on my TBR and have actually been thinking about picking it up so I’m going to take this as a sign to read it soon!

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      • I’m hoping to get to Ravensong soon, hopefully it’ll be an early 2023 read. Did you by any chance read the UK copy of Wolfson and the original version of Ravensong? I don’t know if it’s best to just wait for Ravensongs UK release (but I also don’t wanna have to wait that long haha).

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  2. Ahh Dini, thanks so much for linking to my post! COVID sucks, and it definitely sounds like you got it rough, but I’m glad you’re feeling better now. Looks like you had a great reading month, and Always Practice Safe Hex is going straight on my TBR because it sounds brilliant. I hope you have a great December ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Compared to everyone else in my family who got it, I definitely got it the worst, which is a bummer ๐Ÿ˜‚ But I’m glad that’s over now. And YES! This whole series by Juliette Cross is *chefs kiss!* Would 10/10 recommend all the books ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you have a fabulous December, friend!

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  3. 12 books is still awesome, Dini! Especially for being sick. Covid is just the worst but I am glad that you are feeling much better. I hope you have a great December! Can’t wait to see what you read. โค

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    • Seriously, the body aches were THE WORST. I felt like my body had been run over by a truck or something ๐Ÿ˜ญ It was horrible. I didn’t sweat at all but I had super high fever and all the chills. Ugh, I shudder just thinking about it, lol. I hope you have an amazing December as well, Yolanda! ๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. So sorry to hear Covid finally caught you in its grips! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And you lost your taste and smell? I don’t know anyone who suffered through that. How long did it take to come back? I count it as a win for you, too, that you had no read lower than 3.5 stars. Good reading month!

    Thank you for linking to my post! Happy reading in December!!

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  5. Oh wow, Dini. I am so sorry to hear you had Covid and that it hit you pretty hard. I’m glad you are over it now and hopefully that is it. 12 books is great considering work and being sick and it looks like you had fun with witch books. I hope December is shaping up much better for you.

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