Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. October is nearly over and done with, and so it’s time to look forwards to November, and all the books I am absolutely not going to manage to read during that month, because we will be homeless three weeks in. Fun times!
More seriously, because of our personal circumstances and the uncertainty of where we’ll be living, I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself next month. I also need to be practical about the amount of books I’ll have access to because we’ll be tight on space regardless of where we end up. The whole housing side of my life right now is horrible to say the very least, and I want to make sure that reading is that magical hideaway that it can be when allowed to. So while I am making my monthly TBR and will try and be guided by it, I’m also being.
Now, however, I am babbling. So let’s begin.
Empire of the Vampire
This chonky boi is one I didn’t get around to this month, but luckily there’s plenty of Autumn and Winter nights ahead to dig into this book. Spooky season might peak over the end of October, but it’s far from over! I have fluffy blankets aplenty, and even a heated fleece. I’ve only just started reading spooky books this year.
The Babysitters Coven: For Better or Cursed
I fell in love with the cast in book one, and I’m so keen to see where book two takes us. I’ve delibrately held off – despite it being very hard to do! – to reward myself with the second adventure in November, knowing that things are going to be a bit rubbish, and this wonderful balance between witty and magical drama is exactly what I’ll need.
Midnight in Everwood
I am SO excited for this book. I was actually sent an ARC but decided that I wanted to wait and read it in the cosy weather, possibly with a hot chocolate and some serious marshmallow action. It’s a beautiful looking book, inside and out, and I’ve loved the author’s middle grade books, so I’m really curious to see where she goes in this first venture into adult fiction.
A Shadow in the Ember
Once or twice this year I might have mentioned how much I loved the From Blood and Ash series. A Shadow in the Ember is the start of a new series set in the same universe but at the different point in time, providing not just a huge amount of back story, but, from the sounds of things, a huge amount of extra characters to care about. I was tempted to start reading this the day it eas released but already had so many books on the go that I’ve made myself wait until I’ve finished a couple of them! Something to look forward to.
T.I.G.E.R.S (S.T.A.G.S #4)
The S.T.A.G.S series is one of my favourite ongoing mystery series, and having finished book three, F.O.X.E.S, recently – which turned out to be my favourite in the series so far! – I can’t wait to see what is coming next. I’m really curious about this one as it is listed as having two narrators, and one of them is a man, narrating alongside the usual Lucy Dixon. Given the last book, this could be various people, and I’m keen to get started and find out!
This one is for a blog tour. A YA thriller sold as “Knives Out” meets “One Of Us Is Lying”, this is a murder mystery for the modern generation. I’m really excited for this one and plan to tuck into it as soon as I reasonably can. I’ve got my NetGalley ratio up to that magical 80% recently and so I’m working my way through what I have on there now.
So there we are. Just a few of the books I am hoping to make my way through in November. With it being a month of upheavel, any books I manage will be an achievement. Keep your fingers crossed for me, for this book related and not!