Happy 1st day of November! I’m personally excited for this month.
One, I’m a November baby. Two, I LOVE thanksgiving! Three, it’s a time to bring out the warm blankets, cozy up next to a fireplace, and drink hot chocolate.
And four, a whole new list of books are waiting to be read. I’m actually extremely proud of myself for reading 7 books last month and will be posting an October Wrap-Up post soon.
Ready? Let’s go! This is my November TBR [wish] List!
1) THE WITCHES BY: Roald Dahl
This is a children’s classic that I’ve read a couple number of times. I never get tired of reading it but I definitely wanted to re-read it again. I honestly believe that the book was WAAAY better than the movie.
2) GEEKERELLA by: Ashley Poston
Been dying to read this ever since I saw the cover and realized it’s a retelling of the Cinderella story with a twist. I didn’t read the details of what the story is about but I’m hoping it doesn’t disappoint me.
3) ROSEBLOOD BY: A. G. Howard
I’m such a HUGE fan of the Phantom of the Opera and when I saw the cover of this book I figured it would be like a retelling of the story… and yippie! It is! The main character’s greatest talent is also her greatest curse. I can’t wait to dive into this treasure!
4) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD By: Harper Lee
I’m sad to admit that I NEVER read this book back in High School, mostly because it wasn’t a requirement… but after watching the movie one day, I began to wonder why I’d never read the book itself. It’s also disappointing to hear that people want this book to be banned from schools because they label it offensive.
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to reading this novel this month.
5) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN BY: J.K. Rowling
I was hoping to purchase every single Harry Potter book before I continued reading where I last left off… which was with The Chamber of Secrets. But I’m getting tired of putting this one aside since I’ve enjoyed the HP books thus far. I still have three more HP books to buy to finally complete my collection. Fingers crossed.
6) THE GREAT GATSBY By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Another book that I never read back in junior high & high school. What drew my attention to this novel was one, the movie that came out back in 2013, featuring Leo DiCaprio and two, the bookstagram community’s recommendation of the book. It’s a short read (which makes it easier for me to read other books in my TBR list) and I’m hoping I draw inspiration from it to create a 1920s Great Gatsby theme party. 😉
7) THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS BY: Rupi Kaur
After reading Milk & Honey, I can’t tell you how excited I felt when I discovered Rupi had released yet another book. Much like her first book, the writing style (no capital letters or punctuation marks except a period) is the same and her drawings are as simple and powerful as ever.
8) ERAGON By: Christopher Paolini
This one may take some time to finish reading. Like Pride and Prejudice and The Lord of the Rings, it has a complicated and eloquent writing style that is hard to understand. I’d only gotten through several chapters a few years back, but since I’ve gotten into reading MORE over the last year, I decided I wanted to get this one out of the way. I can’t begin to tell you how excited my husband got when I told him that I’d be starting the Eragon series; He’s a huge fan and I know he’ll be super excited once I purchase every book in the series to add to my growing library.
9) A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS BOOKS 4-6 BY: LEMONY SNICKET
I didn’t think it would come to this… I didn’t think I’d still be reading the Series of Unfortunate Events books after the first and second book… but here I am- reading them! I like these books because they’re both clever and funny in a dark kinda way. They’re also very short reads, which will be useful considering how some of the books I’m currently reading are super long.
Obviously, there’s a reason why I still call my TBR list a WISH list… I never know what might come up so I’d rather have a list of books I wish to read than to commit to reading all these books and get overwhelmed with guilt and anxiety for not coming through.
I am excited about this month’s reads though. These are books that I’ve put off for so long and I wanted to tackle them before the start of 2018.
As of right now, I have 18 books left to read to accomplish my 2017 Reading Challenge. I committed to reading 50 books this year and although I’d argue that a lot of the books I’ve read are books in the bible, the bible is still considered ONE book (blah!)…
How far are you in your reading challenge? Have you finished already?
Thanks for reading!