It’s Monday! What are you reading? / Monthly Wrap-Up

November 2, 2015

Original hosted by Sheila @ Book Journeys. Children's lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.

Original hosted by Sheila @ Book Journeys. Children’s lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.


This week, I finished:

  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (children’s lit, chapter book) – super cute and not as dark as the movie
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (YA) – started out strong but the ending annoyed me so so so so so so so much
  • Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (middle grade, graphic novel) – extra super cute with the best newspaper reporter ever
  • As If!: The Oral History of Clueless… by Jen Chaney (adult, non-fiction) – FINALLY.
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (adult) – this one will stay with me for a while, in a good way

That puts my total books read for the month at 13. I am back in business, y’all. The school year has finally gotten its foot off my neck.

Other books read this month:

  • Till You Hear from Me by Pearl Cleage (adult, audiobook)
  • Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri (middle grade)
  • Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (middle grade)
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall (children’s picture book)
  • The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry (middle grade, audiobook)
  • I Love You, I Hate You, Get Lost by Ellen Conford (YA, short stories)
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (adult non-fiction, self-help)
  • Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger (adult non-fiction)

This month, I posted:

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Challenge update:

October 2015 Blog Ahead Challenge

I did get a bunch of posts written (11 total!), three of which haven’t even gone live as I’m writing this. Hint: this is one of the three. So I’m calling it a success, especially since my goal was to, you know, just write something. Success!

Upcoming reads:

Typically, I would say what I have started reading, but November is NaNoWriMo. I had decided when I finished up The Artist’s Way that I was going to participate by using the month to write a script, which, obviously, is not a novel but a different type of writing challenge. Apparently, there used to be a thing called Script Frenzy that ran concurrent to NaNo, but NaNo stopped supporting it. However! There is now a thing called Zero Draft Thirty for screenwriting, so I am doing that.

So that’s a really long-winded way of saying that I’m probably not going to update during November because I’ll be participating in Zero Draft Thirty, which means I have no idea what I’ll actually start and finish. But! Here’s what I have out from the library:

  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • Monster: A Graphic Novel by Guy Sims (an adaptation of Walter Dean Myers’ book)
  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Not to mention Winter by Marissa Meyer also comes out this month.

Of course, I have no idea where my reading whim and fancy will take me throughout the month. But I do look forward to finding out.


Anybody else participating in any of the month’s writing challenges? If so, I’d love to hear which ones!

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  1. Jane

    I’ve never participated in nanowrimo, I’m curious about it, but can’t think what I’d want to write right now! Maybe next year? For now, I’m just enjoying following along with everybody as they write away! 🙂

  2. Cheriee Weichel

    I love The Worst Witch! Also loved Gone Crazy in Alabama and Red: A Crayon’s Story.
    Many classrooms in our school are participating in NaNoWriMo. (thanks for the link telling me more about it)
    Happy Reading this week.


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