November Goals.

 For the last few months, I have been diligently using my bullet journal. I've been tracking my books and fitness goals surprisingly well. Since I have reached and surpassed by initial goal of 150 books this year, I increased it to 200. I've also reached and surpassed that as well. Last year, I read a total of 280 books. I tried to make it to 300 but I got lazy towards the end of the year. 

I read a total of 37 books in October. 

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta | Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton | From of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta | Quintana of Charyn | Breathless by Cara Dee | Say You'll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox | BTW by Lucy Lennox | IRL by Lucy Lennox | LOL by Lucy Lennox | Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown | Charming Like Us by Krista Richie | The Hating Game by Sally Thorne | Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta | Lover Awakened by JR Ward | The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | The Billionaire Book Club, Book 4 by Max Monroe | King Me by Lucy Lennox | Wildefire by Lucy Lennox | Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall | Fakers by Lucy Lennox | A Touch of Color by Sloane Kennedy | Locked Heart by Eden Finley | Mister Weston by Whitney G. | Delivering Dante by Lucy Lennox | Moving Maverick by Lucy Lennox | Grounding Griffin by Lucy Lennox | Hudson's Luck by Lucy Lennox | Flirt by Lucy Lennox | The Education of An Idealist by Samantha Power | Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin | The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare | Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas | Confessions: Robbie by Ella Frank | City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

As you can tell, I went through most of Lucy Lennox's books; re-read a few of my favourites (Melina Marchetta's books, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, and Lover Awakened by JR Ward.), then read a couple of non fiction. 

But my favourite read of the month is Samantha Power's memoir about her tenure in the Obama administration as a foreign policy advisor and a UN Ambassador. It was quite a delightful read. If you're ever interested in knowing the background as to why the Americans like to get involved in other countries' wars, this is a good insight. 

So for November, my main focus is to finish a few books that I've started but have yet to finish. As well, a monster of a book that's been sitting on my shelves since probably early Summer: 

I've been treating this book as a bible of sort. It's where I turn to when I'm in need of a little bit of motivation. So far, it's been clutch. But it's massive so it's taking me a while. I've been reading a chunk of it here and there but I definitely want to finish it this month or at least, before the year is out. 

Aside from that, I want to read at least 20 books this month and finish all my unfinished books like I mentioned above. 

I hope you'll have a fantastic November. 

Happy Reading! 


  1. That's quite a goal on the reading front and kudos to you. I've read more this year than last year, but still need to pick up my game. That will be much harder since Christmas movies have arrived on The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime and Netflix(lol) I've always been curious about that, so I'm definitely going to pick up the memoir from Samantha Power. Never heard of this book, but I can tell you that Women Who Run With the Wolves sure sounds interesting, and I need to grab it quickly! I'm a Planner junkie which you may have noticed on my Instagram. (lol) I get them as gifts and end up purchasing them all the time when they go on sale. Add to that my sticker addiction, and I can totally see why you use your Bullet Planner and washi tape! I'm so glad that you're doing well and sending lots of hugs, RO

  2. I quickly read through your first post. First off, I'm happy to see you back and blogging again, Joy! I think I checked your blog some time then and saw that it was down and wondered what happened. But I'm glad you're well 🙂

    Anyway, it's good to know that even though you were not blogging your reading game is still there! 37 books is kinda mindblowing 🤯 I tried bullet journaling a couple of years back and that didn't work well for me.
    Good luck with all your reading plans for the remainder of the year.


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