November 2018 | Month in Review

How was your month?! It was a busy and productive November here at OrangeCountyReaders and we are very Thankful ❤️

Let’s see…

I read 1️⃣9️⃣ Books

I posted 8️⃣ Book Reviews (Links go to my reviews.)

Good Luck With That | A Thousand Doors | Wicked Weaves | Ghastly Glass | Ghosted | It Began With A Lie | It Happened To Jessica | Dead Girl Running

Hosted/Blog Stops: 8️⃣ Posts

Participated in Nonfiction November: 5️⃣ Posts Click here.

Joined 2️⃣ Book Swaps

TOTAL 🆕 POSTS 2️⃣7️⃣

The BIGGEST MOST EXCITING news is that we now have our Amazon Influencers Storefront!

We will be adding favorite titles, must reads and bookish gifts regularly, so check back often. Thanks for supporting bloggers everywhere!

Favorite Books This Month:

Every one of these books was at least ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!


Swear On This Life | The Christmas Sisters | The Favorite Daughter | More Than Words | On A Cold Dark Sea | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Ghosted | Dark Sacred Night | An Anonymous Girl | Dear Mrs. Bird

Blogging goals – I’ve been blogging by the seat of my pants since I began in May and now I’ve got a better sense of what I want (and don’t want) to do with the blog in 2019. I’ve got my calendar out and am planning my weekly, monthly and annual goals. I’m hoping this will help keep me focused and on track with the blog. I am conscious that life and family comes ahead of blogging and I don’t want it to become a stress point!

Reading goals – I’ve got ideas for each of the 50 PopSugar Reading Challenge prompts – mostly pulled from books I already own. Look for a BIG, STICKY post on that coming soon!

For December I’m going to read as many holiday books as I can for #ALiteraryChristmas. See my post here.

For the month of December, I’m also joining hosts  Girlxoxo, Traveling with T andEstella’s Revenge for their annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. They have every day of the event (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) planned out, and you can join in anytime. Click here for more details.

This challenge from The Little Booknerds looks like so much fun and I’d love to do a few of the challenges. Check out the prompts here!

And IF I have any free time, I’ll work on my NetGalley ARCs and try to get my ratio above 80%!

Kayaks, ukuleles, neckties: The weird and useful things you can check out from local libraries.

Every U.S. Public Library and YMCA Will Soon Get Narcan for Free.

How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love.

8 Book and Netflix Original Series Pairings from BookRiot.

Amidst the rubble in Paradise, one ‘Little Free Library‘ stands.

A Man Of His Words – The tough-as-nails Wyoming lifestyle depicted in C.J. Box’s bestselling western novels is second nature to him, but he still actively pursues it for the sake of research.

Just in time for the holidays, Alta’s partners at Book Passage in the Bay Area recommend a short list of fiction and non-fiction books by California authors and on California subjects.

What one person can do to get people reading The story of Alvin Irby and Barbershop Books.

And lastly, everyone’s talking about Kaleena’s 2019 BOOK BLOGGER SPREADSHEET TEMPLATE! Click here if you want your life to change!

Hope you all have something fun and festive planned this month. What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

Peace ☮️


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