Another month has passed, and it was my best reading month yet! I’m blaming it on my October TBR post, where I managed to make a wishlist of books I wanted to read. So here’s my November TBR! I went through books both on my Goodreads TBR list and the books that I’ve recently purchased to curate this list. If you haven’t seen the insane amount of money I spent on books this month, here are TWO book hauls that I posted during October! Too Many Books and Another Book Haul.
Top 6 List
These are the books I DEFINITELY want to get to this month. It obviously depends on availability at the library since I don’t own all of these books. Click on the images to go to Goodreads.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
This was my Book of the Month pick this month, and I have been patiently waiting to read it! I love me some historical fiction. I’m hoping this will be a knockout read for me!
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
I haven’t read anything by Agatha Christie. I know. Please contain your shock. But, since the movie is coming out in early November, I want to read the book before I see the movie. It seems to have a stellar cast and the preview looks stunning, so I’m excited to check it out! Plus, I can’t go wrong with a good whodunnit murder mystery!
The Other Alcott by Elise Cooper
I have always loved Amy from Little Women. I can’t explain it, and I don’t feel like I have to. As an artist, I guess I just identify with her the most. And most of the reviews of this novel say that art is described in detail and is used as an important factor. That’s something that makes me happy, since art history has always fascinated me! I don’t own this book, and for some reason there are only FOUR copies in the 20+ libraries in my entire county! How is that even possible?? I might have to make a bookstore run…
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King
This was my extra pick for Book of the Month, and I was hoping to get to it in October. Due to its size, I knew it wasn’t going to be possible, so I’m moving it to November! This novel’s concept seems really interesting and especially relevant to today’s political atmosphere. Also, Stephen King is one of my favorites!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I bought this from Thriftbooks, and I’ve seen a lot of interesting reviews for it, so I thought I would spend the whopping $3 and change for a copy. I have a thing for circuses, even if I have a fear of clowns, so we shall see!
Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan
I received an email request to read this book, and it seemed interesting enough for me. It’s a crime novel, the start of a trilogy, so I’m looking forward to it. I especially like the look of the cover!
This is a list of books that I’d LIKE to read in November if I have time. They are, again, a mix of books I already have in my possession and books that I’d like to check out at the library.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
This one looks intriguing. Historical fiction mixed with a bit of mystery, so it seems like it’s right up my alley. There have been some mixed reviews regarding it, but I’ll be picking it up at the library so no harm no foul!
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
This was my pick for Amazon First in September. If you don’t know, all Amazon Prime members get to pick a free eBook from six selections on the first of the month. I’ve held off on it, I’m not sure why, but I’d really love to pick up in November!
Orphan, Monster, Spy by Matt Killeen
I managed to get this free prerelease from New York Comic Con. Did anyone else not know that publishers give out free books there?!?! This IS technically a YA novel, which I’m not a huge fan of, but the premise looks too good to pass up! A Jewish Girl turned spy infiltrates a Nazi boarding school during World War II. What could go wrong??
White Bodies by Jane Robins
I love stories with twins! Especially when they switch places (I’m not sure that happens here, but I still love it!) This is a psychological thriller, and I’ve seen it all over Bookstagram, so I’d really like to check it out. It all depends on its availability at the library though…
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
I have a few of Jennifer McMahon’s novels on my TBR, but I thought this one would be good to get into the “winter spirit.” Typically I hate winter, so we’ll see about that. This one combines the past and the present with different characters solving some sort of mystery.
The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch
Fitch’s first novel, White Oleander, is still one of my favorite books of all time! I’ve also read her other novel, Paint It Black. She’s one of my favorite authors, and her new release will (hopefully) be no exception! Taking place during the Russian Revolution, this seems to be a really good feminist read, and I’m excited to get my hands on it!
And that’s it! I’m sure I’ll stray a bit as the availability of these books is up in the air, but I’m hoping I’ll stick to my list this month even better than October! What are you planning to read in November? Are you excited about any new releases this month? Let me know in the comments!