November Monthly TBR

Hey guys. I cannot believe October is over. It absolutely flew by me. It wasn’t great, reading-wise. Let’s take a look:

October Monthly TBR completed

Out of that GIANT pile, I only finished 6. And I’m about 200 pages into The Woman in White, but I’m still reading it. I’m bummed I didn’t get to some of these (especially the Thursday Next book), and might come back to them next month. I also finished 5 others that weren’t in this pile, bringing my total to 11, which isn’t terrible but some of those were tiny little quick reads. I just didn’t really have a lot of time this month. Le sigh. Let’s move on then.

November monthly book pile

November’s TBR

From the top down…

  • The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu – This is the sequel to The Lives of Tao, and it just came out this week. I am super psyched to read this.
  • Ade by Rebecca Walker – I’m reading this as part of a TLC Book Tour. It looks like kind of a sad love story, so right up my alley.
  • The Gates by John Connolly – Remember how much I ended up liking The Book of Lost Things? Now I’m trying another one by the same author. I have high hopes.
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – I don’t even remember why, but I’m been meaning to read this kids book for ages.
  • The Thicket by Joe R. LansdaleRory says that if you liked True Grit, you’ll like this too. And I obvs loved True Grit, so here we are.
  • The Everything Store; Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone – I usually go for a science-y nonfiction pick for the month, but I’m going bookish non-fic here. This is apparently about Bezos and Amazon (duh), and while I’m not expecting it to be objective I think it’ll be informative. We’ll see.
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling – I found this last month for $5 at the library’s used bookstore. Clearly that’s a sign that I should read it sooner rather than later.
  • The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch – This is the book I’m MOST RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to read this month, because it’s the third Gentleman Bastards book and I can’t wait to get back to Locke Lamora’s world.

Also, want to read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen too. I remembered Mansfield Park after I already took the picture of my stack and was too lazy to redo it. This month’s pile is a lot less ambitious than recent months, mostly because I know that November is likely to be busy, what with the holiday season and stuff. And because I’m trying to take a chill pill and just read whenever I can and not stress about it. Not that I’m stressing about wanting to read more books per month, but more that it bums me out when I go a couple of days in a row without even opening a book. That’s always sad.

Anyways, here’s to a great November! What are you guys hoping to read this month?

~Sarah

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13 comments

  1. Oooooh I just got John Connolly ‘the book of Lost Things’ out from the library because I’ve been wanting to read it for basically forever. I can’t wait to see what you think about this other one, does it take place in the same ‘world’ as ‘the Book of Lost Things’ or are they just similar covers?

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    1. I don’t think they take place in the same world/setting – he just has awsome book cover designers, I guess. I’m curious to see what you think of The Book of Lost Things – I almost DNF-ed it but it ended up really surprising me.

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  2. You always set yourself such high standards 🙂 I’d be totally intimidated by this first pile of books (and the second). From selfish point of view – too bad you didn’t read The Coldest Girl, I have it on my shelf, but recent bad experiences have made me soooo wary of all kinds of young adult.

    I hope your November reading will be successful, looks like a very interesting choices there this month!

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    1. I really really wanted to try The Coldest Girl, and somewhere along the way, I just didn’t. I still have it, but I might take it back to the library without reading it. I just haven’t felt in the mood for paranormal YA, I guess.

      I hope this month goes well. I’m trying to be reasonable though – holidays, and HOPEFULLY I’ll get that office job I applied for and start in there by the end of the month. But who knows.

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  3. Hopefully you like The Cuckoo’s Calling (though I’m guessing, by the fact that it was in the library used book sale just months after release, that someone didn’t…)

    I don’t think I’ll get to it this month, I’m hoping to read the Divergent trilogy soon, now that all the books are out. I don’t do much YA but this one’s got me curious.

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    1. I’m kind of excited to read The Cuckoo’s Calling! The cashier lady and I were talking about how crazy it is that some people give away such brand new, expensive books, even if they didn’t like it. They could easily sell it for a few bucks themselves or give it to a friend. Either way, I’m grateful because now it’s mine! *evil laugh*

      I’ve heard SO much about the Divergent trilogy, and almost started it a couple times… but now I’ve heard that people hated the last book and I’m not sure if I should get invested. I’m debating it.

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  4. I haven’t got reading plans so far for November. I can’t even remember what’s on my Nook at the moment. (I need to get more sleep.) Yay to Mansfield Park! I hope you like it. It’s not the best of Jane Austen’s books, because Fanny is boring, but I think it’s very well-written and enjoyable. Plus, I always stop reading it early and imagine a different ending for Fanny.

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    1. I’ve heard that Mansfield Park is the least liked of Austen’s novels, but I hope I like it. Although at this point, I’m thinking I may have to push it off to December. We’ll see how this month goes.

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