November 2017 Wrap Up

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This was the slumpiest of slumpy reading slump months.

I feel like a read a lot but didn’t finish many books at all.  I started the month with huge goals for Nonfiction November.

 

My goal was to read nonfiction that was not written by white men to try to fix my HUGE imbalance in this area.  How did that go?

Nonfiction

Fiction

 And then I cheated

 

(In my defense, I was super slumpy so I just picked this up since I had it at home.  I figured there was no way I’d read it all in the few days left of November.  I read it in 2 days.  It was good.)

So, 11 books and 2 were in the last two days.  I’m usually closer to high teens.  I had an additional six books that I read a good portion of and then I just wandered away from them.  It wasn’t that they weren’t interesting.  I’d probably like all of them in different circumstances but nothing was really holding my attention this month.

The books I finished were:

  • Set in Australia, Nigeria, Malawi, England/Scotland, Israel, and the United States
  • 2 audiobooks

The authors were:

  •  8 female authors, 3 male authors
  •  6 or 7 POC authors (I’m not sure how one identifies) and the rest were white

Reading All Around the World challenge from Howling Frog Books

  • Read a nonfiction book about the country – or
  • Read fiction written by a native of the country or someone living for a long time in the country.

I added Malawi and Israel this month.

 

 


I was also doing the #AusReadingMonth challenge for books from Australia.  I did read Am I Black Enough for You? which was written by an Australian author.  One of the books I wandered off from was also Australian.  I did find some other Australian books that I have added to my TBR.


I am challengeless for December which usually leaves me feeling a bit at a loss for what book from the vast TBR to pick up next.  However, I think I’m going to pick up anything that catches my eye for a while to try to break out of this slump.