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November Wrap-Up

Where did November go? It seems like Halloween was only a couple of weeks ago! And I didn't read a lot, either - sure, 7 books is pretty good, but 2 were read-in-one-sitting picture books. I'm definitely going to do better next month.

Frankly, I can't think of anything that happened in my life in November that was exciting enough to share. Thanksgiving happened - my favorite holiday! I went to my aunt and uncle's house, since going all the way across the country for such a short break would have been more chaotic than anything else. And my aunt is an amazing cook, which made Thanksgiving dinner perfect.

I'm also busy preparing for finals - I can't believe my first semester is almost over! Everything started going by so quickly in September, and it hasn't slowed down. Maybe that's why I haven't been reading as much. It doesn't really feel like I'm spending as much time not reading, when it's really a lot more. But I did read some! Here'…

Underrated Books Gift Guide: If They Liked This...

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme: holiday gift guide freebie!

I'm sure that every bookworm likes to get books for the holidays....just not the same books all the time. There are certain YA books that are hyped beyond belief, and I can easily imagine someone getting 4 copies of Divergent or Six of Crows.

There are so many amazing books out there - why not gift a book that goes a bit more under the radar? Sure, it might be a bit of a risk if you don't know that there are tens of thousands of people who've already loved it, but you might just find a hidden gem that your bookish friend will thank you for forever. (And, of course, you're more than welcome to use this as a guide for gifts to yourself.)



If they liked THE DIVINERS, get them IRON CAST Why? Both revolve around a diverse group of people with powers in the 1920s (or nearly) solving some kind of mystery.

If they liked SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, get them BEEN …

Ten Books I'm Grateful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is a Thanksgiving freebie!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It has the best balance of being important without being overwhelming, it's at the perfect time of year, and, of course, it has the best food. And I love the idea of the holiday: taking time to check back in with yourself and the world around you, looking for the things that help you be the best you can be and recognizing them.


I'm not usually all that vocal about what I'm grateful for, at least not all at once like at Thanksgiving. I generally opt for more of a quiet reflection. But sometimes, like now, I want to share. These are some books (and series) that have really changed my life for the better, and I owe so much to them. I'm so grateful for them, and I want to share that.

I'm grateful forDISCWORLD for showing me new ways to look at old problems, and for showing me that a bit of humor doesn't make a book any…