NOVEMBER is knocking on our door!!!
With its presence it brings the first stages of winter - cold, wet weather, pumpkin spiced lattes, hazelnut hot chocolates and a lot of yummy vegetable dishes and comfy foods.
We will stay mostly indoors or hiding in the corners of our favourite coffee shops. At least that is my plan. And of course, with new month comes a new TBR list.
Confession time: I have been a lazy blogger last month. I took some time off from internet and blogging and spend it getting to know my sister's new little puppy, moments with family and hilarious times with friends.
But it's time to get back into blogging and become a good and hard-working part time book reviewer. So first order of business is to complete my OCTOBER TBR list. So far, I've only read 3 books of 11 planned ones. So I need to get some serious reading done.
But don't worry, I will make sure to add some more onto it as I like a good challenge. I am adding 5 more book which will take be to 13 books in total. Fingers crossed, you should hear from me quite a lot this month.
But enough talking, let's get to the serious stuff. Let me share with you my 5 books for November TBR list.
NOVEMBER READING CHALLENGE
THE ORPHAN QUEEN by Jodi Meadows
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.
SHE IS A PRINCESS. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom's capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.
SHE IS A SPY. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie's behaviour grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable. Wil can't trust anyone.
SHE IS A TREAT. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom Wilhelmina's magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil's magic, she will vanish like all the others.
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SIMON SNOW IS THE WORST CHOSEN ONE WHO'S EVER BEEN CHOSEN.
That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and three's a magic-eathing monster running around wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here - it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.
CARRY ON: THE RISE AND FALL OF SIMON SNOW is a ghost story, a love story and mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from Rainbow Rowell's story - but far, far more monsters.
SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch
A LIGHTNING-FAST TALE OF LOYALTY, LOVE, AND FINDING ONE'S DESTINY.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the chance to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior - and desperately in love with her best friend and future king, Mather - she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it, only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics - and to realise that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
WINNING WHAT YOU WANT MAY COST YOU EVERYTHING YOU LOVE.
As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas.
One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
FOLLOWING YOUR HEART CAN BE A CRIME.
A royal wedding should be a celebration, with fireworks and dancing till dawn. But for General's daughter Kestrel, betrothed to the Crown Prince, marriage is a trap.
Just as they fell in love, Arin became her enemy. Kestrel aches to tell him the truth - that her engagement was the price she paid to save his life. But in a world of lies and intrigue, how can she trust him if she doesn't even trust herself? The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn the high cost of their crime...
5 more stories to add. Maybe you wondering why I have chosen these 5 books. I have been inspired by ADDICTED TO YA - a group of bibliophiles I have joined on Goodreads and these are the choices for this month's reading.
Have you read any of these books? Did you like them?
More importantly, what is on your TBR list month? Please, do let me know..