Books/Reading

November TBR

As November is creeping up on us, here’s my hopeful to-be-read list for the month. I’m continuing reading for the Fall Into Reading Challenge so those prompts will be my primary focus, but I’m also keeping up with the Completely Melanie challenge and I’m going to participate in Nonfiction November, with some doubling up of titles. (Sidebar note: IRL I have an American History degree. Even though I went to school part-time for the degree, I read and read and read. It wasn’t uncommon to have 3-5 nonfiction books a week to read, and I gotta be honest, I think that burned me out even though it was in the way-back time. I realized this year with a few nonfiction titles I’ve read how much I missed good nonfiction so I want to try to incorporate more into my reading choices and figured this would be a good time to start!)

The prompts I have left for Fall Into Reading are:

  1. Author of Color: I have The Book of Night Women by Marlon James selected. This is a new-to-me author and is a historical fiction set on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 1700s.
  2. Contemporary: The Book of Dreams by Nina George. My dad sent me this one to try. I’ve read mixed reviews on it but it sounds like one I might like.
  3. Supernatural: I just received Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson in the mail as a book club selection. I loved her An Enchantment of Ravens, so I’m excited to read this one, which is another YA Fantasy book.
  4. Sequel: Leaning towards Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron by Stephanie Barron. This is actually book 10 in the series and the next one up for me to read. It’s been on my TBR for a while, so this is a good excuse to tackle it.
  5. Takes Place in the Fall: I haven’t decided for sure on this title. I have a few possibilities, including The Scorpio Races but if you have a suggestion for this one, I’d love to hear it.
  6. Leaves on the Cover: A History of the Tudors in 100 Objects by John Matusiak. This one looked like a fun read, and it’ll be one of my Nonfiction November options.
  7. Standalone: I have a lot of options for this one but will see what I have time for and what I feel like reading. I’d like to fit in another nonfiction book if I can.

The two prompts for the Completely Melanie challenge are a cozy read and a book with food on the cover. Tentative plans for these include Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae that Nicole over at A Bookwyrm Knits recommended this week, as it’s a cozy mystery, and then I might try to pick up a foodie memoir or something about homesteading for the book with food on the cover to add in another nonfiction title.

As per how I usually work, any of these are subject to change depending on my inclination at the moment. Do you have any recommended reads for the above prompts? And are you participating in any reading challenges in November?

3 thoughts on “November TBR

  1. This sounds like a great list! If you’re looking at graphic novels as possibilities, both Pumpkinheads (by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks) and Mooncakes (by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu) are set in the fall… and as graphic novels, they are relatively quick reads. I hope you enjoy Last Wool and Testament if you decide to read it!

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