6 Short Contemporary and Classic Novels for Your Goodreads Challenge

It’s that time of year again… 2022 is winding down, and with it, the time to achieve your Goodreads Challenge is quickly coming to a close.

Look, setting a GR goal is just a fun thing to do, and there truly aren’t any consequences for missing the mark (or just adjusting your goal at the last minute 🀫). BUT if you are the type of person who really wants to achieve their yearly book goal and is struggling to get there, this is the post for you! I have some highly recommended classic and contemporary novels you may want to check out.

And the best part? These books are all 250 pages or less! πŸ‘€

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November 2022: Monthly Wrap-Up

How is it already December? I feel like 2022 has just whizzed right by. It’s hard to believe it’ll be a whole new year in less than 4 weeks.

Are you excited for the holiday season? I know I, for one, am. The yummy food and drinks, the break from work, getting to spend time with my friends and family from near and far. What’s not to love?

I jumped on the holiday hype train pretty early this year. I think just with the stress of work and the busyness of life, it’s been nice to contemplate a time when things slow down, and seeing your loved ones is your only priority. We decorated our tree and hung our stockings the other week, and have spent the past couple of weekends shopping at cute stores and local craft markets to pick out lots of gifts. And between drinking lots of peppermint hot chocolate or warm cranapple cider, eating sugar cookies, and prepping my gingerbread cookie dough, it’s felt pretty holiday-y in my house. β›„οΈπŸŽ„βœ¨

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September & October 2022: Fall Monthly Wrap-Up

Brr, brr, brr! ❄️ I don’t know about where you live – but as I write this my weather app reads -20℃ and I am feeling it. Luckily I’ve got my fireplace roaring, a cozy blanket on top of me, and a kitty purring in my lap. πŸ₯° The perfect spot to get in some good reading!

That’s definitely one thing about the cold – it makes it so much more appealing to stay in and read (not that I need convincing).

Unfortunately, with the way things have been going for me right now, there hasn’t been a ton of time to spend reading (or reviewing πŸ™ˆ). At least not physical books! My work has been a little hectic, not gonna lie, but because of that – and the ridiculous weather – I’ve been spending a lot of time in my car lately…. which means I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a lot of audiobooks!

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July & August 2022: Summer Monthly Wrap-Up

Hold onto your flannel blankets and grab those pumpkin-spiced lattes… Because cozy season is officially upon us! πŸ‚β˜•οΈπŸ§£πŸ§‘βœ¨

Are you a big fan of fall? I sure am. And I’m very glad it’s finally here! Despite working in schools, summertime is not my favorite time of the year (though I have to admit, I do enjoy the vacation 😎). That most coveted spot is reserved solely for autumn. The beautiful colors, perfect weather for sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything – what’s a basic girl like me supposed to do? 😍

The fall does bring with it the start of a new school year… And now that I work full-time in the education sector, a whole lot of stress. My role has changed this year – and brought with it some new responsibilities – so I am acutely feeling the ramp-up of work right now. But (I hope) I’m up to the challenge! πŸ’ͺ (Check in with me in a few weeks to be certain… πŸ™ˆ)

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2022

Yes, it has been a hot minute since I last completed a book tag, and no, it is no longer technically the “middle” of the year anymore. But the urge to complete the mid-year book freak-out tag hit me in full force today, and I thought it would be a fun way to review all the reading I’ve managed to do so far in 2022.

So, without any further ado, let’s get to it! ✨

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