November 2018 TBR!

Hi you guys, and happy November! 🙂

This is one of my very favorite months and hopefully it will be filled with some of my very favorite reads as well. It’s looking promising, since my plans for the month include:

  • Finishing up the Grishaverse books
  • Reading a couple ARCs I’ve been anticipating
  • Catching up on a bunch of Shadowhunters content

And I am so very excited about all of it! But, as always, this is still going to be a somewhat tentative TBR. There are some books on this list I’m pretty much set on reading this month, but others I’m still iffy about. I do have good feeling I’ll stick to this list though because I (kind of?) have a solid plan this time! So we’ll see. I say I’ll read all of these now, but things can always change, which is totally fine.

Okay let’s get to this TBR!

Ruin and Rising by Leigh BardugoAE8584DD-42D3-4370-B8E1-9AF6CDF2C544

First order of business: finishing the Grisha trilogy! My current read, Ruin and Rising, is the last book in the series and I’m finding it hard to believe that this experience is nearly over. Even though it was a rough start, I’ve honestly grown unexpectedly fond of this story and these characters. It’s also been a perfect introduction to the world that’s in my next read as well, which I’m sure you can all guess is…

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo3A8F5117-9713-435E-9398-2858ED74BA4A

YES I am finally reading the very beloved Six of Crows this month. You guys, my excitement and anticipation for this book has been unreal. I’m already so in love with this world from reading the Grisha trilogy, and I’m about 100% sure these characters are going to be everything to me. I mean, the tagline on the cover calls them “six dangerous outcasts” and, like, I’m already sold. Honestly can’t wait for this book to take over my life. ❤

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo91517668-0EC6-4BCA-96E7-044A90495C12

And of course, as long as all goes according to plan, I’ll be concluding my Grishaverse journey with Crooked KingdomHow am I already so incredibly sad about this experience coming to an end without having read Six of Crows yet? I’m not ready.

You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman4B7F687E-4826-4F83-8D83-DA6773E6D2DA

At some point during all of these fantasy reads, I’ll probably be in the mood to take a break with a contemporary. You Asked For Perfect has been one of my most highly anticipated reads for 2019 and I’m so thankful to have been approved for an ARC! It definitely sounds like such an important (and relatable) read that touches on academic pressure.

A Place For Wolves by Kosoko Jackson8976882C-00DB-47E6-A1DB-FFF19FA5D8CA

One more ARC I have planned for this month and one I’ve been looking forward to a lot. Just based on the synopsis alone, it sounds like A Place for Wolves is going to become one of my favorites. I have a good feeling about this one. Plus, it’s #ownvoices!

Ghosts of the Shadow Market short stories by Cassandra Clare

Fact: I don’t know much about these other than the fact that Jem is involved, and that probably means I’m going to be an emotional wreck. I can’t believe I have yet to read any of these short stories, but I thought I’d save them for this month for when I’m frantically catching up on all the Shadowhunters content! Plus, since I haven’t read any Shadowhunters books for years, these will probably be a good way to re-immerse myself in this world (and also make me desperate to reread The Infernal Devices because… Jem).

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

The reread of my dreams. Since it’s been so long since I’ve read Lady Midnight, I’m going to have to pick it up again before I continue with the rest of The Dark Artifices. But I have absolutely zero complaints about that. Emma Carstairs is truly an icon and I miss the Blackthorns with my whole heart and oh boy I cannot WAIT to experience this again.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare0C4EF946-DF6F-4D85-9CB1-FC758D7E4F4D

My final read for the month will be none other than the presumably heartbreaking Lord of Shadows. This will be my very first read of this! And honestly I have no good excuses for why I haven’t read it yet other than I’m terrified for the cliffhanger and my fragile heart cannot take this pain Cassie Clare likes to put us through. This should put me right on schedule for when Queen of Air and Darkness comes out in early December!

And that’ll conclude this month’s TBR!

The only books I’m still a little iffy on are the ARCs because there’s a chance I might change those out for others I still need to get to. It just depends on release dates and what I’m in the mood for honestly. Either way, I’m looking forward to this TBR so very much and cannot wait for this month of reading. All the Grishaverse and Shadowhunters is making me SO EXCITED.

I hope you all have a wonderful November and happy reading! ❤

I’d love to know

What are you planning to read in November? Have you read any of the books on my TBR? What did you think?!

22 thoughts on “November 2018 TBR!

  1. What ARCs do you have?! I want to get involved in that business but I’m so intimidated and idk where to start 😩

    I just remembered that the day I finished SOC, my library was closed, so I drove 30 mins to another library that had it available JUST to be emotionally stable. And then I read the 562 page CK in like 20 hours. Happy memories :’) moral of the story, get them both at the same time.

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    1. Agh I have too many ARCs rn because of how many I requested when I first joined NetGalley (bad idea) but I am slowly catching up! I would start with NetGalley and Edelweiss. I actually prefer Edelweiss overall, but NetGalley is more user friendly and people seem to have better luck on there. But don’t be intimidated! It’s really not too bad or confusing.

      Oh yeah no worries I am PREPARED. I made sure I had every Grishaverse book before I started reading bc I knew I would suffer if I didn’t have the next one available (esp CK) lol. That is some true dedication to drive 30 min to get it though!

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      1. Hmm thanks! Do you know how many friends/followers you had on GR and your blog when you started out on Netgalley/Edelweiss?

        Well more accurately, I made my mom drive me 30 mins. She’s so supportive :’)

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      2. I think… maybe when I had like 300 GR friends and around 50-80 blog followers is when I really started using both sites? I can’t exactly remember though honestly😅 at the beginning I kind of just started requesting and seeing if anything would work and it was like half approvals & half declines!

        Omg your mom is truly the best for driving you. That is very supportive :’)


      3. Okay. Do you think I need to get my blog together, or is GR reviewing fine for getting ARCs? (HOW do I get my blog together honestly I’m such a mess)

        I think she’s just glad that reading is such a safe teenage activity and wants to support me not partying and doing drugs 🙂


    1. Ahh I cannot believe I haven’t read it yet either! There’s been so much praise and hype for it but I just haven’t gotten around to it ugh😅 but yes! I hope we both end up loving it.
      Thank you so much Olivia & have a wonderful November! 🧡

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  2. Ahhhh so many good books! And I completely get the feeling of not wanting it to be over before you’ve even started SoC… That was my exact mood right before I started them! And then I read the first page and didn’t look up from the series for two days. (I was VERY invested lol)

    Also I still need to read the rest of the Ghosts of the Shadow Market short stories!! I read the first the three, and then I just… forgot about them. (The first three were awesome though! And I’m sure the rest will be too!)
    And I to, need to reread Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows… I don’t remember most of what happened… soooo…. I should REALLY get on that soon!

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    1. HAHA that’s probably gonna be me as well. Like I want to prolong reading the Grishaverse books as much as possible but in reality I’m prob going binge read the SOC duology and then be eternally sad about it ending😭

      YESS same I really need to get all this Shadowhunters reading done. I’m so excited about it ahhhh! Also I’m glad to hear the first three GotSM stories are good because I honestly have NO clue what these are all about😂 I’m know I’m gonna love em though. AND YESSS WE NEED TO BE READY FOR QOAAD! I’m hyped but also I am… SCARED

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  3. Oh my gosh this is such a great TBR!! I’m SO excited for both of us to read SOC; everyone loves and gushes about it SO much and I can’t wait to join the club, haha. And ahhhh You Asked for Perfect is one of my most anticipated 2019 releases; I really hope you enjoy it!! I feel like I’ll relate to it so much, as a struggling student 😂😩 Wonderful post as always, Brianna! I hope you’ll enjoy all of these books ☺️ happy reading!!

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    1. Omg I CANNOT WAIT for both of us to join in on the SOC hype! I have a feeling it’ll live up to our expectations and we’ll be yelling about it forever HAHA.
      Awh yesss You Asked For Perfect sounds so good, doesn’t it? And completely relatable. Like TOO relatable lol. I’m looking forward to that one so much and I’m excited for you to read it🤗
      Thank ya Dezzy!! happy reading to you too my friend! 💖

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    1. AHH Sarah thank you!! And thanks for always hyping up the Grishaverse books because it was one of the reasons I was finally inspired to pick them up haha ❤ Andy yesss I'll definitely be letting you know my thoughts on SOC!

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  4. Oh I hope you’ll enjoy Six of Crows – it took me a while to get to it just as well, but in the end I regretted nothing, it was such a fantastic read 🙂 And you’re so lucky you get to read Laura Silverman’s book, I’ve been anticipating that one for SO long! I hope you’ll love it! 😀
    Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Awh thanks so much Marie! It makes me feel better knowing there’s someone else out there who took ages to get to SoC haha! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it though and I’m looking forward to finally seeing what all the hype is about!

      Oh my goodness I’m so very excited about this Laura Silverman book! Thank you! I hope you end up loving it when you read it as well😄

      Happy reading to you too Marie, and happy November! 💖

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  5. I haven’t read any of the newer Shadowhunter short stories either! Actually, I haven’t read the Shadowhunter Academy ones either. Huh. I should probably get to those at some point… I cannot wait for Queen of Air and Darkness!! Omg!!

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