what I'm reading in November

Monday, November 06, 2017
I did a lot of reading in October, thanks to Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon! I didn't read for a full 24 hours (more like 6 hours, total) but I did sit down and focus on my list of books that I have been wanting to read and cracked a few of them open.

I'm mixing it up a little in how I do my usual reading list post! I wanted to share not only the books I read in October but also the books I bought – because sometimes it takes me a while to actually read the books that I buy, but they're still worth sharing with you.

WHAT I READ IN OCTOBER

HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP by Veronica Henry. I loved this sweet love story about a girl and her father's bookstore, trying to keep it alive after his death, and all of the people who were part of her late father's life. 
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon. I had mixed feelings about this even though I was really thrilled about its premise, but mostly, I felt like Dimple was too frustrating and Rishi was too understanding of how frustrating she was. It was a fine read but definitely not a favorite.
• EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES by Laura Dave. I loved HELLO SUNSHINE by Laura Dave and read it in one sitting on a plane ride, but I didn't care for this novel nearly as much. 
• TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. Wow, wow, wow, WOW. This was quite possibly my favorite novel by John Green yet, which is saying a lot, because TFIOS was an unforgettably great read. But this was even better.
• ALL RIGHTS RESERVED by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. This could've been so much better, but I had a few big issues with it. The premise is really cool and compelling... the main character, not so much. 
• ALL THE DIRTY PARTS by Daniel Handler. I bought this because Daniel Handler is Lemony Snicket, and I knew this couldn't be bad. It was certainly weird. I wouldn't call it relatable. But the style of storytelling was unique and compelling, and I blew through it in one night. 

I also bought and read the newest Pioneer Woman cookbook – THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: COME AND GET IT! – but I don't know how I feel about counting cookbooks in my book total.

I started WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE and have only an hour and a half left of audio in WHAT HAPPENED, but I didn't get far enough on those to finish. Maybe I should stop making a "what I want to read" list each month because I rarely stick to it! It all depends on my mood.

BOOKS I BOUGHT IN OCTOBER

AFTER THE ECLIPSE by Sarah Perry
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green
THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: COME AND GET IT! by Ree Drummond
THE HIVE by Gill Hornby
A WINDOW OPENS by Elisabeth Egan 

I skipped my Book of the Month for November because none of the book choices really stood out to me. Here's hoping December's options are a lot more interesting! 

BOOKS I WANT TO READ IN NOVEMBER

I cannot wait another second to finish WONDER by R.J. Palacio. I started it at the end of October and it is so sweet and pure and good, and I definitely have to finish it before I see the movie. 

It's also about time I finished LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare. (Which makes me think about getting into some of the other books she's written, but I'm just not so sure. I feel like reading LADY MIDNIGHT and LOS has spoiled a lot of the other books for me. Anyone a Clare fan have advice for me?)

I also want to finish WHAT HAPPENED, GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS, WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE and THE COLOR PROJECT, all books I started in the last couple of months and haven't finished yet. 

So many books, so little time. 

BOOKS I WANT TO BUY IN NOVEMBER

I budget $50 each month for books which is not enough, and I always spend way more than that. But a few books that I definitely want to buy this month are...

It is a YA-filled month, that's for certain.

FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS
• THE GLASS SPARE
• WILD BEAUTY
• SHADOW CROWN
• HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES
• RENEGADES
• WARCROSS
• FAR FROM THE TREE

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What did you read in October, and what are you reading in November? What am I missing out on?

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