November Wrap Up

November was rough and busy…

And that is just putting it simply my friends. From work, to rehearsals, to NANOWRIMO to just giving away to much energy to people and not taking time to regroup and reenergize–November was a struggle bus.

I’m not even going to go into detail about November, because I am so over it and FINALLY DECEMBER IS HERE! Goodbye exhaustion, hello breath and all things exciting. December marks the month of so many amazing things here in the blog (Mrs. Claus’ Readathon as well as Bookending Winter 2019) world as well as it being one of my favorite months of the year!


True to my word, I didn’t Christmas vomit my home until Nov. 29th (after American Thanksgiving) but man oh man when the clock struck midnight, Christmas tunes sounded and I was in heaven. My family and I did some Christmas shopping, decorated the house, and I am all kinds of ready for what this month will be bringing me!

But before we can look ahead, let’s take a glimpse at all the epic stories I consumed this month! Book Wrap-Up

† denotes an ARC/book received in exchange for my honest review.
🎧 denotes Audiobook.

5-4 Stars

  • 🎧Ride A Rancher – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🎧The Midnight Bride by Kati Wilde – RTC – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • 🎧His Mimosa by Jamie Schlosser – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🎧King by T.M. Frazier – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🎧Tyrant by T.M. Frazier – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🎧Wynter’s Captive by Milly Taiden – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🎧Circe by Madeline Miller – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2-3.5 Stars

  • 🎧The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansey – ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • 🎧Mafia Cinderella by Skye Warren – ⭐⭐⭐

1 Star

  • NONE


Music Wrap Up
November was 100% Country until Harry Styles released his latest single, and then I descended into nostalgia. Like always though, here are some of the songs that I had on repeat this month!

  • Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
  • Love You Too Late – Cole Swindell
  • Catch – Brett Young
  • My Girl – Dylan Scott
  • Details – Billy Currington
  • Craving You – Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris
  • If The World Was Ending – JP Saxe, Julia Michaels
  • Heaven’s Gate – Fall Out Boy
  • Come Together – The Beatles

Film and TV Wrap Up


  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – REVIEW – 🍿🍿🍿🍿
  • Furie (Netflix) – 🍿🍿🍿.5
  • Hallmark movies galore


  • Queer Eye (Netflix), Season 5: Ep. 1
  • Dr. K’s Exotic Animals (Disney+), Season 1
  • NCIS (CBS)
  • Chicago Med (NBC)
  • Chicago Fire (NBC)
  • Flashpoint (Hulu)
  • S.W.A.T. (CBS)
  • NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
  • Blue Bloods (CBS, Ion)


How was your November? Let me know!


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  1. Kayla @ Books and Blends

    December 2, 2019 at 10:52 am

    You had such a great month Sam! I also love Catch by Brett Young. His voice is so good!

    1. fictionallysam

      December 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

      OMG YESSSSSSS Brett Young and Luke Combs are chef’s kisses!

      1. Kayla @ Books and Blends

        December 5, 2019 at 8:33 pm

        Yes! Let’s hope they come to the rodeo this upcoming year.

  2. Jeimy @ ANovelidea

    December 2, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    You make me want to get into audio books but idk….I feel like I would judge the voice actors. >.<

    Sweeny todd is one of my all time faves! But then again, anything by Tim Burton is a fave.

    1. fictionallysam

      December 4, 2019 at 11:16 am

      LMAO I judged them alllllll the time. like if reading was american idol, I’d be Simon. LOL.

      Tim burton is a GENIUS.

  3. TheCaffeinatedReader

    December 5, 2019 at 11:06 am

    ‘Ride a Rancher’ hands down best title ever, and ahhh I too waited until after American Thanksgiving and then was like ‘BRING DOWN THE TREE PEASANTS!’ I love Xmas lol

  4. Meeghan reads

    December 17, 2019 at 4:30 am

    You’ve reminded me (again) that I want to rewatch Sweeney Todd!!

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