Heartbeat Monthly (11): November 2018

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments



November haul




YALLfest haul

A lot of these I already had! I only bought about a dozen of these.


Rep stuff

For promo/from publisher

A HUGE thank you to Random House publishing, Enchanted Voyage Box, Big Honcho Media, Homesick candles, Tor, HMH Teen, EpicReads, and Storygram Tours for these amazing books and goodies!


November Wrap Up

Books I read

  1. Hunted by Meagan Spooner (audio) – ★★★★
  2. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto – ★★★½
  3. Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (audio, re-read) – ★★★★★+
  4. Beyond the Red by Ava Jae (audio) – ★★★½
  5. Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller – ★★½
  6. Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst – ★★★★
  7. A Curse So Dark & Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – ★★★★½
  8. Ship of Smoke & Steel by Django Wexler – ★★
  9. This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada – ★★★★

Pages read: 3,713
Average rating: 3.7
Favorite book read in November (not counting re-reads): A Curse So Dark & Lonely
Least favorite book read in November: Ship of Smoke & Steel

Books I reviewed

Other posts


What I’ve been up to this month

Vacation!! I started the month with a vacation to Florida, then YALLfest! Florida was amazing – I was there from Friday the 2nd until the following Thursday, and I spent 3 of those nights on the beach! I had some quality time with my parents and some much needed soul healing on the beach at New Smyrna (my favorite place ever!). I left Thursday to head north to pick up Christy (@cbookaddiction), spent the night at her place, and headed out bright and early for Charleston, SC, and YALLfest! There’s a full recap of the festival on this post here if you’re interested!

I spent Thanksgiving alone, for the first time in my life. It was a bit lonely, but I had a good day on my own!  I made myself a nice breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast, took a peaceful walk at the Falls near my house, then made a great dinner of chicken, peas, rolls, and candied yams. It was sad to not spend it with Aaron for the first time in 3 years, but I did ok on my own.

Current obsessions

Movies: The Greatest Showman!! WHY did I wait so long to watch it?!

Music: Greatest Showman soundtrack (and Reimagined soundtrack), Higher by Naked & Famous

Food: I made my own dip for apples with yogurt, peanut butter, and a splash of vanilla and I am OBSESSED!

Games: Pixel Logic on Peak – I have spent an embarrassing amount of time on this game because it is SO addicting! I bought Peak Pro just to play that game XD

Apps: Direct Message for Instagram (Mac) – it was $4.99 but worth EVERY penny! It’s so much faster to type messages on the computer.

December TBR

  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  • East by Edith Pattou
  • Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
  • The Tiger at Midnight by Teerdhala Swati
  • Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
  • Slayer by Kiersten White


What’s in your mailbox, lovelies? Link me up!

Jessi (Geo)

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