November 2016 Wrap Up!

It is finally December and I am so excited, but right now I am not talking about December, I am talking about all the books I completed in November! I didn’t read that many books because I was busy re reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (because that book is a commitment) but I did manage to read a few other books on the side so here they are!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney – Yes, I still read Diary of a Wimpy kid despite being 15 years old, but they are just so much fun and so easy to read so why not? Anyways, I am not even sure what number this is in the series because there are so many but I did enjoy it quite a bit. I always have fun reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and they honestly take a few hours to finish which was great considering I didn’t manage to read that many books this month! 4/5 stars

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – It took me a little while to complete this contemporary book, but not because it was bad (it totally wasn’t) but because there was just so much to the story that I wanted time away from the book to think about the characters and their past and current struggles. This book is very moving and deep but also a  very light and fluffy  book at times. It follows twins, Noah and Jude who when they were younger used to be very close but after a devastating accident they begin to drift apart. I absolutely adored this story and recommend it to EVERYONE! 5/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling – As always I loved reading this book because the Order and the Phoenix is definitely one of the best in the series, but it is long…very long. Anyways, despite this being one of my favourites, I also have several “issues” with it. I don’t know if I would call them issues but just at times I don’t enjoy reading in Harry’s POV because in this book, he begins getting very dark and moody (there are reasons) and becomes very angry towards everyone except Sirius. I just find this incredibly annoying because after everything the Weasley’s have done for him, he acts slightly bitter towards them at times! Anyways, apart from that I did really love it and cannot wait to continue on re reading this series! 5/5 stars

Those are the 3 books I completed in the month of November and I am really hoping to complete more books in December but we will see! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Guide to Starting a Blog!

NaNoWriMo/Reading Update

So since my last update I have only written 5000 words but compared to nothing that is pretty good. I haven’t written much at all this week because I have had such a busy schedule but since it is finally the weekend, I am going to put some time aside to write. I am also not feeling super motivated to write at the moment, but I think it is just because I need to work out some small things in my story that are making it hard for me to keep writing…anyways though, I am hoping to write another 5000 this weekend!

As for reading, I am doing okay. My main book that I am reading right now is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling and I am over 300 pages into it. I am really enjoying it (obviously) and am happy it is a super long book. Aside from that, I am reading 2 other books. The first one that I am about halfway through is I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I pick it up maybe 2-3 times a week and read a few pages, and while I am liking it a lot, I enjoy savouring it. The other book I am reading, which I just picked up today and am almost finished already, is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney. Okay, yes I know these are kid books but when I was growing up I really loved reading them, and even as a teenager they are a fun and quick read. I can blast through these books in like an hour and I have a lot of fun the whole time.

That is all for my NaNoWriMo/Reading Update, and I hope you enjoy 🙂