To Sum-up: November 2018


2018 November

Hello friends!

November has come and gone, and we only have one month left in 2018 (thank God), which also happens to be… MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! *pretends to be more excited than she really is*. This month was a good one overall, and I hope December is even better.

November, like all those months before it, got off to a rough start. I was still not feeling great, mentally, I was lethargic and just…not good, folks, not good. But a little over a week ago,eventhough my anxiety is still going wild and tiring me out all the same, something shifted and I started feeling better slowly but surely. I’m having good days where I’m actually in a good mood again, which hasn’t happened in months, and I’m honestly just so happy I’m starting to feel like myself again. Well, that’s kind of…not true. I’ve been through a lot this year, things that viscerally changed who I am as a person, so whoever I am becoming now is different from who I was, but it still is me, and it feels like me.

My last rotation, which was at a health center, was amazing, I learned so much and had so much more responsibilty than I usually do and it felt great to be taken seriously. My exams start on December 19th, and in all of my five years in medschool, this is the first time I don’t feel overwhelmingly stressed (even if I did feel like that last month but shhh), and I think it’s because I’m enjoying most my classes. If anyone is wondering what classes I have: Gynecology, emergency/intensive care, social medicine (aka. public health, which I dislike immensely), work medicine, legal medicine and psychiatry.

Two things happened this month that made it GREAT. 1/ LM5, Little Mix’s new album came out and I’ve been listening to it on repeat for the last week -I may or may not be listening to it right now while typing this up. And 2/ I received ARCs of my two most anticipated #Muslimshelfspace books of 2019. INTERNMENT and THE LOVE AND LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI. The later was sent to me by the author and it was also personalized and I’m EMOTIONAL.



I’ve read 12 books this month again, most of which were good, if not great or new favourites. So it’s safe to say I had a successful reading month both quantity and quality wise. I am 14 books away from 100 books which I don’t think I’ll reach because I’ll be busy studying all of December but I’ll try my hardest. 

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The long awaited end of year posts will be going up in December, ON TIME!!! (I posted last year’s in…um…February), favourites, least favourites, most anticipated, etc… ALL the book lists. As well my birthday post, which is going to be…interesting to say the least. Obviously blog hopping will be taking a back seat because I need to focus on studying, which also means  I won’t be linking any favourite posts from elsewhere for the time being, but they’ll be back in February, or maybe January if I feel up to it and I’m not too exhausted, since my exams won’t be ending until January 18th… wish me luck.




That’s it until next time.

Did you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books did you read this month?

Oh! And if you have any posts you think I should check out, leave them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.


16 thoughts on “To Sum-up: November 2018

  1. I’m so glad that you had such a great reading month, and that you’re feeling better ☺️❤️ And I’m so happy you loved Foolish Hearts so much; it’s honestly one of the best contemporaries. I’m currently reading THUG right now and I’m really enjoying it! I hope December will also be a wonderful month for you, and good luck on all of your exams!!


  2. lovely wrap-up Fadwa, I’m happy to hear you’ve been feeling a bit better and yay for all the wonderful books you’ve read, too. I can’t wait to read Foolish Hearts, it sounds amazing 🙂
    I hope you’ll have a lovely December, best of luck for all of your exams! 🙂


  3. i’m so glad you’re feeling better, fadwa 💖 good luck with your exams (not that you’ll need it bc you’ll do amazing!!). the new taylor jenkins reid book sounds so interesting, i can’t wait to read it. i hope you enjoy it!! i also really need to listen to the new little mix album omg


  4. Hello, Fadwa. Just dropping by to remind you that you are loved, you’re amazing and you should take your time whenever you feel overwhelmed. Also, wishing you good luck for your upcoming exams, which you will ace!
    I bought The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo yesterday based on your and CW’s recommendation and I am really looking forward to seeing why everyone loved it!


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