Thursday, November 1, 2018

October TBR and November TBR

Read in October:

I had another good reading month. I'm so glad that I have consistently been reading for the past few months, I feel like I am back to a somewhat normal reading cycle. This month I read a total of 11 books this month. This is a bigger accomplishment than you would think because this month I didn't read any comics or novellas. I read 11 complete books. I am also on track for my Goodreads goal. I can actually finish my challenge a month ahead of schedule which is awesome. Even if it is for my reduced goal and not my original goal of 150 but it's still really good.

For challenges, this year I'm low key doing challenges. I set a Goodreads goal of reading 120 books in a year. I am up to 111 books for the year and feeling really good about meeting this goal. Like I said, I am one month away from completing it. For the rest of the challenges I only low key set them. I want to read 20 debuts this year and I read 2 this month which brings my total for the year to 12. I won't beat this goal but I think I might be able to hit 15. I want to read 36 books from Netgalley and Edelweiss and I didn't read any this month which means my total is at 16 for the year. I haven't really been reading e-books lately and I didn't want to force myself to read one just for this challenge so whatever, who cares. I also want to read 20 backlist books. This month I read 1 which brings my total to 21 for the year so everything else is just gravy.

The Books

1.) Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
2.) Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
3.)  The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas Rating: 8 out of 10 [My Review]
4.) Grim Lovelies by Meghan Shepard Rating: 7.5 out of 10 [My Review]
5.) The Secret Bedroom by R.L. Stine Rating 7 out of 10 [Podcast Website]
6.) Campfire by Shawn Serles Rating: 7 out of 10 stars [My Review]
7.) One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake Rating: 9 out of 10 [My Review]
8.) Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore  Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [My Review]
9.) Witch Born by Nicholas Bowling Rating: 9 out of 10 stars [My Review]
 10.) Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake Rating: 9.5 out of 10 [Review to Come]
11.) Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke Rating: 8 out of 10 stars [Review to Come]

To Be Read in November: 

And here is hoping that I can continue the strong reading month. I have a ton of books I want to read which is why I am hoping I am able to read them all. I love this time of year because all the amazing books that are coming out but that means there are a lot of books I want to read.

Books for Review

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan - Add to Goodreads
This is going to be my next read and I am super excited. It sounds like an amazing YA fantasy and I love how it has an Asian MC and an LGBT romance.

Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selene Add to Goodreads
I am on the blog tour for this one and it sounds like a unique and interesting fantasy. I am always looking for a unique magical system so let's see if this one is that.

Pulp by Robin Talley - Add to Goodreads
I really enjoy Robin Talley's books and her new one sounds really engaging. I like that it kind of has a historical mystery slant to it. Robin does historical fiction well so this should be good.

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean - Add to Goodreads
Another Asian inspired fantasy. Clearly that is a type of book I am interested in reading. But it is usually a great setting so yeah, I'm interested.

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen - Add to Goodreads
I didn't get a chance to read this last month but I am still interested. I liked Anna's debut historical series and she was really nice at the signing.

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand Add to Goodreads
Claire was at that signing and was very nice and cool. I thought about reading this as my last book of the month but Twitter voted on Boneless Mercies. You steered me wrong Twitter, you steered me wrong.

The Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boeckler - Add to Goodreads
I didn't get to this one last month either but it's totally the type of book I usually love and I am still really interested in it.

New Releases

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas - Add to Goodreads
I am about 1/3 of the way into the last book in the Throne of Glass series. I am really interested to see how the series will end but this book is a serious beast. The audio is 33 hours long. 

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson - Add to Goodreads
A new Brandon Sanderson YA Science Fiction novel? Color me interested. Do I wish it was The Apocalypse Guard? Yes. Will I read any and all Brandon Sanderson books? Yes.

Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman - Add to Goodreads
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series so I am excited to see how it ends. I will probably listen to the audiobook because it's narrated by Fiona Hardingham.

Backlist Books

Not sure. I'll see what books I might get from the library.

There you have it. Some of the books I hope to read in November. As always, these are subject to change. I may read all of these or I may only read a few and then read a bunch of different ones. But honestly I think this list I can stick to. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Sawkill Girls. I've loved the two other books by Claire that I read so I have high expectations for that one.

  2. Congrats on reading so much and getting caught up on your goal. Sawkill Girls is everywhere right now. I hope it’s good. Have a great November!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Let me know when you read SAWKILL GIRLS. I want to read it around the same time. Also, LOL that 7 out of 10 are ones you didn't like!!! I will always find that funny.