Hello, everyone! I surprisingly feel like I did quite well in terms of completing my October TBR; I read 8/11 books on it!
The end of 2020 is finally nearing, so this TBR is mostly books that I really want to get to by the end of the year. It is ambitious, but I am excited!
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes has been one of my favorite YA fantasies I have read in awhile, so this sequel is definitely taking a priority on this TBR! I am so excited to be back with these characters and see what happens next. For those who don’t know, this series follows two main characters, a slave girl and a soldier about to graduate the from the most intense military academy in this world. This fantasy is so great and if you haven’t read it yet I highly encourage you to!
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
This has been on many, many TBRs, but November is going to be the month I read this book! It is so short, and so I really have no excuse as to why I haven’t yet. This is the third installment in Holly Black’s Folk of the Air trilogy. I loved The Wicked King, and it left on such an amazing cliffhanger. I need to know how this series ends.
The City We Became by N.K. Jemison
I had no intention of picking this book up until I saw it on display at the library today. I have yet to read an N.K. Jemison book, although I did read her short story “The City Born Great,” which inspired this novel. I did enjoy the short story, although it did take some time for me to get into and understand. I am curious to see what I think, because I genuinely do not know if I will like this or not.
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
This book has been on a few TBRs as well, but November is going to be the month I get to it! This is a book that has been described as Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rogue meets The Night Circus, so I feel like that’s all I need to know because I love all three of those things. Any book involving a performance has me intrigued, so I definitely need to get to this before 2021.
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
Can we please appreciate this beautiful cover? I’ve read one other Tiffany D. Jackson book this year, and I ended up really liking it! I’ve heard this YA thriller definitely deals with some heavier topics as we watch the main character grow up. I don’t know much else about it, and I don’t really want to either. But my audiobook is almost ready and I can’t wait to listen.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
I actually just added this book to my list recently, but it sounds so incredible. This takes place in 1920s Mexico and is inspired by Mayan mythology/culture. Even though it previously has been classified as a YA novel, the author has since said it is adult, so I am assuming it will also deal with some heavier topics. Also, the cover is an absolute stunner!
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Martiza Moulite
I haven’t seen much buzz about this book, but it has been on my list for over a year now, and so I am finally hoping to try it in November. I don’t know much about this book, except I think there are sisters (?) and it goes into detail about Haitian culture, which is what initially drew me to the story. I love learning about different cultures and so this book sounds like a great way to do so!
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
One of my goals for 2020 is to finish The Lunar Chronicles, and so to procrastinate reading Winter I think I am going to read Fairest first. Even though it is a novella, it is still over 200 pages so I feel like it will definitely be worth reading! Winter is just such a big book and I haven’t read Cress in awhile, so I’m hoping that reading Fairest first will help me ease back into this world before picking up the epic conclusion to the series.
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
I read My Lady Jane a few months ago and gave it 5 stars, so I really wanted to read the next book in this trilogy before 2021! This is a Jane Eyre retelling, and I have heard nothing but raving reviews. If it is anything like book 1, I know I am going to have so much fun with this! Also, I cannot WAIT for My Contrary Mary coming out in June!
I could go on and on but I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read too much with (American) Thanksgiving happening this month!
Also, I would love to buddy read more so if anyone wants to buddy read any of these books with me this month, leave a comment below!
Leave your TBRs in the comments below, and happy reading!