What’s a TBR if not meant to be broken? (Cue awkward laugh) In all seriousness, I know I’m not the best at keeping true to the TBRs I post, but I still find them helpful when I’m not sure what I want to read. Besides that, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish a book that I actually planned on reading.
After having such a successful reading month in October, I’m hoping to follow along the same path – have a small TBR so as to not stress over reads and give myself lots of freedom to pick up anything. With easy goals to reach, I know I can get at least most of the way there – and I won’t finish the month off feeling like I didn’t do enough. Reading isn’t that fun when you’re forcing yourself to do it. Instead, I plan to cuddle up with little miss Yzma and a good book and enjoy every world I have the pleasure of being in – if only for a little while.
For simplicity’s sake – and to help me remember when I check back on my TBR when I want to pick up a book – I’ve colour coded what format the book is in. There’s a mix of physical books, AudioBooks, and eBooks – just to keep things interesting (for myself, of course).
Enough of my blathering on, here are the books I plan to read in November:
Total Books: 6 books
- Lodestar by Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5)
- The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers, Book 2)
- Antebellum Awakening by Katie Cross (Network, Book 2)
- Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Healer, Book 3)
- Haunted by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld, Book 5)
- Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
Lodestar by Shannon Messenger: At the end of October I was finally able to deal with the aftermath of the events in Neverseen. So, yes, I’ve already started this read. But that just means I’m even more likely to finish it this month – right? I already know I’m going to love being back in the KotLC world, spending time with Sophie and the crew.
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong: This is the second book in the Darkest Powers series, and another book that I started in October but have yet to finish. I’m looking forward to reading more about Chloe and the crew as they try to do what they need to do and learn who they can – and can’t – trust.
Antebellum Awakening by Katie Cross: This is the second book in the Network series. After reading Miss Mabel’s School for Girls back in August I meant to keep going with the world right away. Well, that didn’t work out too well for me – even though I acquired the rest of the series – so it’s my goal this month to spend some more time with Bianca. With a few scant months left to defeat Miss Mabel before her curse takes her life, Bianca needs to learn how to harness her magic before the magic takes over.
As Cross has a new book, The Ronan Scrolls, set to be released on December 18th, I plan to devour all of her books leading up to this one and its release date. TRS is a companion novel to the Dragonmaster Trilogy, a series that takes place in the same world as the Network series and was published after it. As my goal is to have all of Cross’ books read before December 18th, I thought it was fair to only “assign” myself Antebellum Awakening in November and let the cards fall where they may. Who knows – maybe I’ll catch up in November, but maybe I’ll read the rest of the series in December, living in the world from one book to the next.
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder: The third book in the Healer trilogy, the war of the realms has reached its peak. The third, and final, book that I started in October but have yet to finish, I can’t wait to reach the conclusion of this story. As this is the AudioBook I listen to while commuting to and from work, I have to admit that it’s an extremely immersive story and the voice work is amazing. Thank the Flea that Avery and her cohort have made it this far when it seems like everyone is out to get them!
Haunted by Kelley Armstrong: Since I jumped back into Armstrong’s writing in October, I feel it’s only right to continue on with my Women of the Otherworld series reread. Haunted is the fifth book in this series, so if you’ve yet to pick the series up, I’d suggest checking out Bitten first.
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett: This book is said to be a mix of Romeo and Juliet and Children of the Corn – a Shakespeare play I didn’t fully appreciate until recently and one of my mother’s favourite horror stories of all time. I have to say, I didn’t look too deep into this story past that so I can let the story speak for itself. I’m looking forward to this read as it’s rare I get into a book without knowing anything about it.
What books do you have on your TBR this month? Are there any new releases you’re excited to get to, or any old loves you’re revisiting? I’d love to hear about your readings plans!