Welcome to November’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight!

 Here’s the deal: I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan.  Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome. 

The Books

For Review/From Publishers:

Nothing this month! 


Huge thanks to Inkyard Press, Simon & Schuster, Flux, Harper, Candlewick, and Tor !!


Two sequels that I desperately needed and pre-ordered.  Not bad, Past Shannon. 


Hugest of thanks to Tor, Author Parker Peevyhouse for the wins, and Amber and my parents for the birthday gifts!! 

Shenanigans Since Last Time:

I read 11 books this month. Which frankly isn’t terrible considering The Toll was long enough for 3 books.

Most of these were really good. One of them might have been an epically rare DNF. But it balances out as the rest were good. So. 

Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar

Blogosphere Bulletin

Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!

Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!

I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!

Pretty covers are pretty. Not a ton that I loved this month but these are freaking worth it. 

Things we need to talk about at this juncture:

  • Not much news on The 100 but… I am going to Unity Days as #Presskru! It is a straight up dream come true, so to say I am excited is an understatement! I’ll be heading to Vancouver (another place I have always wanted to go, because The 100) in January, so I will have lots of info to share with you all coming up! 
  • Thanksgiving happened, and it was… you know. The usual. But these two turkeys wanted to wish you all a happy belated Thanksgiving:
  • The Bookish Games are over…. and your girl WON! Fine not only did she WIN but she’s one of the MVPs, which is something I have always, always wanted to be!

Have a great December, loves!

Posted November 30, 2019 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 25 Comments

25 responses to “Monthly Minutes at Midnight: November 2019

  1. Sam@wlabb

    Congratulations on your Bookish Games win. Well done! I love the turkey hat. That picture is adorable. I want to read Breath Like Water, but I was rejected saying the book had already been publish. 🙄 And, many thanks for sharing my post. XOXO

  2. Beth W

    You rocked The Bookish Games! It was great fun watching you, and that epic mic drop moment. 😀
    Thanks, as always, for the billion books now added to my TBR shelf. 😉 And congrats again on getting to attend Unity Days as Presskru! Are you going to have any time outside of the convention to see the city or any of the filming locations? It’d be awesome if they had a side trip you could do to tour the sound stage/props and the wilderness areas they film in (assuming any of that filming is in the actual forests).

    • AW thank you SO much ♥♥ I seriously waited my entire Bookish Games life for that moment 😂😂

      And thank youuuu! I hope I will have some time! I get there at noon on Thursday so I should have that whole day! You should come with me and at LEAST see the Lexa steps- you know, the ones where Lexa pops out in the City of Light? Yess yes I feel like they’re iconic- AND they have been in a few other sci-fi shows filmed in Vancouver that I’ve watched 😂

  3. Nowhere on Earth looks good! And of course congrats on the Games win, and MVP! That Game turned out quite wacky and fun to spectate. 🙂

    Congrats too on Presskru of course! How freaking awesome is THAT? Maybe you’ll run into Garza or Travis hanging around Vancouver… O.o

    Thanks for the shout out too! 🙂

    • Nowhere on Earth is one of my FAVORITE books. I actually read it earlier in the year, but insisted on getting it from Netgalley just to write a review. LOVE. And thank you!!

      Aw thanks! I seriously wonder- I mean, SO many people in straight up ALL the shows we’ve watched are in Vancouver. I feel like there’s no way I wouldn’t see at least one or two? I will take lots of creepy stalker pictures if I do!

  4. Danielle Hammelef

    Happy holidays! I hope you had an excellent birthday–I know I had a fun one last week with my favorite foods and trips to book stores with my family. I read Echoes when it first came out and am reading Reverie right now. My copy of The Pretenders arrived today. Love the turkey hat–I might just have to find one myself.

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