I’m doing two things differently for November’s Reading Plan. First, I’m limiting the books I’m adding to my month’s TBR to only books that I am currently in progress of. All other books I read during November will be chosen impulsively, what I feel like reading when I’m ready to start another book. No picking books out in advance since I want to avoid having a TBR hanging over my head as we move into the busy holiday season. Secondly, audiobooks at work, after I finish my in-progress TBRs, will be made up of re-listens. I’m gearing up for cozy season and nothing is more cozy to me than revisiting old favorites. I’m also doubling my Main Goal this month.
Main Goal: Finish 12 Books
I made it through October and only bought 4 books, which was pretty good for me! With Christmas creeping in around the corner, I’m going to try to keep my book purchases to a minimum during November too, the exception being on whether or not I can ever grab an Oathbringer hardcover… So I’ll be leaning on my library card, Audible library, and the occasional treat purchase (in which I get to buy a book if I do well on an exam).
1. The Thursday Murder Club – By Richard Osman
I started this one last week (finally got my library hold after 10 weeks of waiting!) and I have to say that at 15% in, I’m already in love with it.
2. Ghost Story – By Jim Butcher
I keep taking way too long to finish this audiobook (James Marsters is a wonderful narrator) and the library keeps taking it away from me! I’m hoping it comes available before the end of the month, since I’m keen to get to the end. I need to know what happens! Hold time is ~4 weeks. Fingers crossed.
3. Dune– By Frank Herbert
I am on and off reading this one. I am wonderfully enthralled by the rich world building and intricate story telling, but I’m savoring it instead of gobbling it up quickly. I want it to last, it’s just so good. I’m about 25% through.
4. Gallant– By V.E. Schwab
This one looked interesting, so I grabbed it from the library to sample. I’m only a couple chapters in, and that Olivia can see dead things like ghouls interests me. It doesn’t have great reviews, but I’ve loved books rated down by many readers so I’ll give it a shot. If I’m not feeling it after 25%, I’ll move on. I don’t feel obligated to finish this one just because I added it to my TBR.
“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
— JK Rowling, Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
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