November Wrap UP and December TBR

Hello Book Friends!  I hope you all having a wonderful Monday!

Last month was a bit of blur it all happened so fast.  I didn’t get a chance to read as much as I would have liked to!  I only ended up reading TWO books, and I haven’t read much else since. (And I am apparently really bad at reading the books I end up carrying over to the next month!  I might have to make a TBR pile next year of all those books in one month, >_<!)

I am slowly working my way through The Well of the Ascension by Brandon Sanderson, and re-reading Six of Crows, but I’m jumping back into reading new books today starting with the first book in my TBR pile for December.

Here are the two books I read in November.

1. A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews

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This is a SUPER cute historical romance novella that’s perfect for the holidays.  You can check out my review of it here: A Holiday by Gaslight!

2. Romanov by Nadine Brandes

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I read Fawkes by Nadine Brandes earlier this year and absolutely fell in LOVE with the book.  It’s also historical fiction, but there’s a lot of truth to the history in her stories.

I kindly received an E-arc copy of Romanov, which doesn’t release until May 2019! I was so excited to have this copy.  I am going to do a review a bit closer to the release date, but this book, in my opinion was just as AMAZING.  I read that some people didn’t think this one was as good as Fawkes, but I think that the historical and fictional events are just different from each other. 🙂

You can check out my review of Fawkes here: Fawkes!

Okay, so that’s the end of my wrap up for November…

Here’s my December TBR!  I am only attempting TWO books this month, because well, this month is busy and last month that’s all I read! Hopefully I will read them all this month, and stick to it. >_<  I will attempt to return to normal status of at least 4 books in January. 🙂

1. Corspe and Crown by Alisa Kwitney

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There is an ampersand symbol (&) on the cover of the book on net galley but it doesn’t seem to appear here.

This is an Oliver Twist re-telling and it looks FANATASTIC!  It’s also a e-arc that I received from the publisher through Netgalley! It comes out in February 2019, and I am really super excited to read it! 🙂

2. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

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I’ve been looking for a library copy of this ever since it released and I just stumbled upon an audio book copy of it today.  I’m not sure how this will go, because I read the physical copies of the first three books. But I am looking forward to the next chapter in this series and can’t wait to catch up with all the characters! 🙂

And that’s it for this month!  As, always thanks for reading!

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October Wrap Up and November TBR

Hello Book Friends!  I hope ya’ll are having a fantastic Monday!  October went by so fast for me and although I had a few weeks of not reading, I think I did pretty well!

Here’s a list of the books I read:

  1. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning – I loved how different this story was!
  2. Changeling by Molly Harper – I absolutely adored this one, review to come later!
  3. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine – This has dragons and I loved them!
  4. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – this was 900 some pages, so technically counts as two books right?
  5. Escaping from Houdini – This was my most anticipated book of the year, so I wasn’t going to miss out on this for anything! Kingdom of Ash was my second most anticipated book of the year! 🙂

And there’s my wrap up for October!

Kingdom of Ash and Escaping from Houdini were not on the list when I typed up my October TBR, because I had no idea when I was going to get my hands on a copy of them – I just happenedd to get them both from the library in October!

I didn’t get to read Furyborn and The Falconer because the other two unlisted books were of more importance – I have to return them soon.  I’m going to move them to my November list.

Also, I needed to return Uprooted to the library so I DNF’d (did not finish) it for now.  I may get back to on a later TBR list, but not anytime soon.

November is such a busy and exciting time of the year in my household.  We look forward to seeing family and eating good food and it’s time consuming! So, I’ve decided to only add 4 books to the list this month!

November TBR

1. A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews – This is e-book arc copy from Netgalley that I’ve most graciously been given the opportunity to review.  It’s November, so I’m totally in the right mind-frame for CHRISTMAS! It’s have a large family so we start our Christmas shopping way early.  This book’s release date is November 13th! Also, I don’t think this is YA, but Adult Fiction.  I do like to read Adult books occasionally. 🙂

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2. Romanov by Nadine Brandes – This is also another e-book arc copy from Netgalley that I’ve kindly been given to review!  I’ve never had an arc that doesn’t release until many months later, but THIS doesn’t come out until MAY 2019.  Also, this is the same author of Fawkes, which I absolutely loved and highly recommend,  so I’m super excited to jump into this one! (Also, I’ve no picture yet of this one!)

 

3. Furyborn by Claire Legrand – I didn’t get to this one last month, but it’s in my library’s e-arcs and I plan to request it again. Also, this is the month of E-books apparently!

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4. The Falconer by Elizabeth May – Again, I didn’t get to read this one last month, but I really want to jump into this one as soon as possible.  It’s about Fae!

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And there you have it! My TBR for November!  (I can’t believe I’m saying this, there’s only one more month in the year after this!)

Also, NaNoWriMo is going on this month!  I’ve written just over 10,000 words! I hand write most of the time, and I spent a long, long time on Sunday typing up my words, so I could get a good count! I know there will be a few days this week that I won’t be able to write much, so I tried to write as much as possible between now and then!

As always, thanks for reading!

September Wrap Up & October TBR

Hello Book Friends! I hope ya’ll are having a great first day of October!   I can’t believe it’s the end of another month already. I feel like I just started on my September TBR, but I’m looking forward to cooler weather in October!

WRAP UP

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Books On My TBR

1.  My Lady Jane – Hilarious and cute, more fantasy than historical fiction!

2.  Skulduggery Pleasant – This was as awesome as I thought it would be!

3.  Ash Princess – Amazing! It was everything my fantasy heart asked for!

4. The Last Namsara – Absolutely loved it, this was my favorite read of the month! 🙂

(I have reviews posted of the first three books!  The Last Namsara should be out next week!)

Books On My TBR I Did NOT Read

5.  Spindle Fire – I tried to read this, but I had a hard time with the different style of writing.

6.  An Ember in the Ashes – I was unfortunately not able to get to this one.

7.  Uprooted – I am in the middle of this one, so it’s not a complete failure.  Also, I’m adding it to next month’s TBR!

 

October TBR

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1. Sea Witch – by Sarah Henning  – A Little Mermaid re-telling! I enjoy a good retelling and I’m excited to read one about mermaids instead of sirens! Also, it’s fantasy so it looks like it will be awesome!

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2. Changeling – by Molly Harper – This is a Kindle ARC Provided by the publisher through NetGalley. From the synopsis, it seems to have a bit of a Harry Potter theme going on.  Magic and learning at an institute and trying to fit in. I can’t wait to read this! 🙂

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3. The Shadow Queen – by C.J. Redwine – I have been meaning to get this book for years!  I finally decided to get to it because a new book (the 4th one I think) is coming out in 2019!  I believe you can read it as a stand alone, but I wanted to catch up with everything else that was happening in that realm. It’s also a fairytale retelling series!

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4. Furyborn – by Claire Legrand – I think I unintentionally went with a theme that involves princes, magic, fairytale retellings.  While this one isn’t a retelling it certainly involves magic and princes, and also has a female lead. I cannot wait to read this!

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5. The Falconer – by Elizabeth May – Oh wait.  I picked up another book about Fae without realizing it! And of course it takes place in Scotland! 🙂 Also, I had no idea that this book has been out for a while, but from what I hear it’s excellent! 🙂

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6. Uprooted – by Naomi Novak – I’ve added this to list because I am currently reading this from last month.  It’s a slow read for me, so I’m going to put this on the back burner and get to the other ones first.  It’s a fairy tale re-telling and I’m enjoying it so far!

And that’s my wrap up and TBR!  Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below! Thanks for reading! 🙂