Monthly Wrap-Up: November & December

During our Monthly Wrap-Up, we’ll take a look at what has happened around here in the last month. That’ll include what’s happened in my life, what we’ve read, any other posts we may have had, and our most popular Instagram posts..

*We linked this post to the December Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction*

Jen’s Life:

✮ These last two months our lives have been consumed with the two puppies my parents got.  They have been such an amazing addition to the family and my husband, boys and myself have fallen in love with them too.  We spend every free moment we can at my parents house lol.  You can see pictures of them here, here and here.

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What We Read:

5 Stars:
Everything He Isn’t by Lauren Stewart
Aurora’s End (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
How to Cowboy (Creedence Horse Rescue #3) by Jennie Marts
A Scoundrel of Her Own (Sinful Wallflowers #3) by Stacy Reid

4.5 Stars:
Christmas in Silverwood by Dorothy Dreyer
Once Upon a Broken Heart (Once Upon a Broken Heart) by Stephanie Garber
Holiday Hotel (Simona Island #1) by Poppy Minnix
Iron (The Queen & The Assassin #1) by Lisette Marshall
My Summer in Seoul by Rachel Van Dyken
The Bachelor on the Shelf (Reindeer Falls #6) by Jana Aston
The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson

4 Stars:
Elves with Benefits (Reindeer Falls #4) by Jana Aston
One Night with a Nutcracker (Reindeer Falls #5) by Jana Aston
Scrooged by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

3 Stars:
Wildflower Season (Carolina Girls #1) by Michelle Major

2 Stars:
Eight Days of Christmas (Pineridge #1) by Starla DeKruyf
Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

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Our Favorite Books of the Month:

Jen’s Choice – A Scoundrel of Her Own by Stacy ReidEverything He Isn’t by Lauren Stewart
I’m sorry but there’s no way I can decide between these two.
A Scoundrel of Her Own was a story of star-crossed lovers that was passionate, emotional and impossible to put down.  This book had the most wonderful HEA and was another huge hit and instant favorite by Stacy Reid!
Everything He Isn’t consumed my every waking thought. With friendship, romance, banter, steam and tons of heart filling the pages, I loved this book with my whole heart!

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Arielle’s Choice – Aurora’s End (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
This series and these characters will live in my mind and in my heart for the rest of my life.  I was reminded throughout this entire book, but especially at the end, that this series and these characters are so special because of their love for one another. They are each other’s CHOSEN and found family and not even centuries of time and zillions of lightyears is going to change that. Without going into any detail their love for one another saved each other and the entire galaxy and that is what is going to stick with me the most.

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Other Posts:

Our Most Anticipated Releases For November
2020 Favorite Standalones
2020 Favorites From A Series
Christmas Book Recommendation List: What to Read This Holiday
#Blogmas2021 Favorites
GIVEAWAY & RELEASE DAY: How to Cowboy (Creedence Horse Rescue #3) by Jennie Marts

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Instagram:

Here were our most popular posts last month, from each of us ♥.

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So this was our November & December….did you read any of the same books that we did? Or share the same favorite book as us? If not, then what was your favorite book?

Here’s hoping you all had a wonderful November & December. And cheers to January being fabulous for all of us!

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14 Comments

  1. Sophie

    I have read puppies!!! :-))) Happy New Year girls!
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    • Jen

      Puppies are the best! Wishing you a fabulous 2022 too Sophie!

  2. Sam@wlabb

    Where are the pictures of these puppies? Those are always welcome. I am sad to see Eight Perfect Hours didn’t work for you. I love Louis’ books.
    Sam@wlabb recently posted…Can’t Wait Wednesday!My Profile

    • Jen

      You have to click on the words here and it takes you to the pictures ♥. Me too *cries* I always feel even worse when it’s a Christmas story that doesn’t work for me ack. I’m the Grinch LOL!

  3. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Aww, puppies! I hope you’re having an awesome January.
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    • Jen

      Right?! Sooooo cute. Thank you!

  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I’ve been seeing a lot of raves for the Stacy Reid book. Glad it was such a hit for you! Love the holiday Instagram posts – so pretty!
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…Review: The Family You Make by Jill ShalvisMy Profile

    • Jen

      She writes the most sexiest, emotional, addictive historical romance stories, I love them! Thanks!

  5. Marianna @ Tell me a Yarn

    Awww who can resist the cuteness of puppies. Look like you have a great reading month.
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    • Jen

      Yes, they are completely irresistible! We did, thank you so much!

  6. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    Oh my goodness, the puppies are adorable!! I would be obsessed as well.

    • Jen

      Thank you so much, they melted our hearts so easily!

  7. Danielle Hammelef

    The puppies are so adorable! Thank you for sharing pics. I miss having a dog, but it’s not the right time for us to bring one home. I bought Aurora’s end at the B&N 50% sale after Christmas and dove in. I loved it as much as I did the first two books–the sci-fi romp through space and the banter made for fun reading. I have a copy of Once Upon a Broken Heart (still unread) and am happy you enjoyed it.

    • Jen

      Thank you, Danielle! My parents waited for almost 9 months and then it was the right time to bring dogs back into their lives. Here’s hoping you love that book!

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