November in Retrograde

November is coming to a close and as far as months go, it was pretty good. I started my new job and I think it was a good move.  SO yay for that. I also went to my very first book event- YALLFEST, you can see my review HERE.  I've read some AMAZING contemporary books this month. I seem to have the most luck with those, maybe because I'm pickier when it comes to that genre. As far as John Green goes...I get it now okay? I. GET. IT. He's the shit. As is David Levithan.

NOW for my November monthly recap:

I actually managed to read 6 of the books I had on my November TBR, it would have been 8 but I wasn't able to finish two of them due to disinterest. Usually I don't stick to a list so I'm kinda happy about that.

Every DayPerfect (Impulse, #2)Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Specials (Uglies #3)ExtrasPersephone
Amy and Roger's Epic DetourThe Sky Is EverywhereLooking for Alaska
Every Day (David Levithan) 5/5
Perfect (Ellen Hopkins) 4/5
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green & David Levithan) 5/5
Specials (Scott Westerfeld) 3.5/5
Extras (Scott Westerfeld) 3/5
Persephone (Kaitlin Bevis) 4/5 (For Review)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour (Morgan Matson) 5/5
The Sky is Everywhere (Jandy Nelson) 5/5
Looking for Alaska (John Green) 5/5
Unfortunately, this month I suffered twice from the dreaded DNF (did not finish).
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)The Vampire's Daughter (Of Light and Darkness, #1)
Each book had it's own set of problems. I read more then half of White Cat but could not get into the story and quit. Of Light and Darkness was for review from NetGalley and the original premise sounded promising. However, there was a severe lack of connection with the characters, the writing and the direction the story was going. I'm not going to waste my time forcing myself to finish a book that I don't like only to give it a poor review. I'd rather move on to something that I will like and can recommend to others.
This is really tough. Because 5 of the books this month are now in my favorite category. But if I HAD to pick only one....I would probably have to go with Looking for Alaska by John Green. Incredible book. (The Sky is Everywhere is a close second)
Looking for Alaska
Not including my DNF's I'd have to go with Extras by Scott Westerfeld. Unfortunately this series fizzled out for me and I can only go so long without a character connection.

This new category is going to highlight a book that suprised me in some way (either good or bad). I'm going to go with Persephone. I read this for review and was suprised that I liked it so much. I've had bad luck with books in the past involving this retelling so I didn't have my hopes up. Yay for a good suprise! I def recommend this book for people who like Greek mythology retellings.
I was a little lax with reviews this month. I'm working on it.
(Click link to read my review if you want)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour (Morgan Matson) 5/5
Persephone (Kaitlin Bevis)  4/5
Point of Retreat (Colleen Hoover)  4.5/5
Jekel Loves Hyde (Beth Fantaskey) 3/5

TOP TEN TUESDAY (Linked up :)
Books I Want on a Deserted Island
Books that Broke My Heart a Little (or a lot)
Authors I'm Thankful For
Anticipated Books of 2013



  1. White Cat wasn't a DNF for me, but I can totally see how it was, when I began reading Red Glove.. It was really hard for me to remember what had happened in White Cat that pertained to this book. In other words not a memorable read

  2. You're totally a nerdfighter now, and I love it! DFTBA.