November TBR: A Daring Experiment

There is really no reason why I should be setting myself a TBR for the month of November. I have never finished one so clearly I’m setting myself up to fall down but you know, whatever. I actually am hoping that this TBR will help me reign in my erratic reading habits I’ve developed in the last few weeks. I’ve had to return several books to the library because I started them too late and couldn’t renew them. Pair that with so many books on the go while I’m waiting for the library books to come back to me and I actually feel like I’m drowning in books, which is something I always dreamed of but is actually a little stressful. But it shouldn’t be.

So obviously I need to set some lines and FOLLOW THEM (because I’m so good at that, obviously). I’ve got physical and e-books coming from two different libraries and hopefully this list will allow me to keep track of them all in one place.

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The Young Queens by Kendare Blake | Due November 12

This cover is definitely one of my favourite fantasy covers of all time, which makes sense because this whole series is one of my favourites from the last few years. This is just a novella, so I’m pretty confident I can read this in an afternoon.


How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price | Due November 12

I could really use this book. I’ve been waiting for it from the library for months. I don’t feel addicted to my phone, but the screen time feature on the new iOS update tells me something, uh, different.


Cravings: Recipes for all the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen | Due November 17

I love Chrissy and I’m super excited to try some of the recipes in her cookbook. I’m trying to teach myself how to cook and this cookbook just makes me really excited about it.


Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault  & Harry Potter: The Character Vault by Jody Revenson | Due November 17

I just finished reading The Creature Vault and I absolutely loved it. The concept art for the many creatures in the Harry Potter films is phenomenal and blows me away. I’m really excited to read the other two “vault” books because I will read anything that has anything to do with Harry Potter.


Duchess Bake Shop: French-Inspired Recipes From Our Bakery to your Home by Giselle Courteau | Due November 21

I feel like Canada never makes it onto the lists of famous restaurants or bakeries around the world, but Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton changes that. I know bloggers from Australia who rave about it, and it makes me really proud to be able to actually go there on a regular basis. I can’t wait to try some of their recipes.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling | Due November 21

I checked this audiobook out of the library ages ago, and I ultimately could not finish it before it had to go back. I finally got my hands on another copy from a different library, and I’m super excited to finish it. This book was never my favourite Harry Potter book but it still makes me pretty happy to indulge in.


The Traitor’s Ruin by Erin Beaty | Due November 23

I recently picked up The Traitor’s Kiss on a whim because I was in love with the cover. I didn’t like the Mulan retelling as much as I’d hoped, but I’m excited to get to this second book to see where the story goes. I also have this as a physical library book so I think there’s a good chance I’ll get to reading it this month.


What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton | Due November 24

This is the only book on this list that I am close to finishing. While I know it’s only one person’s perspective on the 2016 US Presidential election, it has really opened my eyes to the world of American politics, and sorry y’all but I’m glad I live in Canada. American politics is just so stressful. But this book is excellent so far and goes into a lot of well-rounded detail.

Even writing this post has made me less stressed about all the books I would like to read in such a short amount of time. All of these are due in the next three weeks and I’m determined to get through a majority of them. The part that DOES stress me out is knowing I still have a ton of library books currently on their way AND a bunch of ARCs due throughout November. But, you know. Baby steps.

What books are you hoping to read this November? Are there any new releases you’re looking forward to?

10 thoughts on “November TBR: A Daring Experiment”

  1. Okay I feel the SAME exact way about setting TBRs. I’ve never finished one, so I don’t know why I bother to make them, but writing them does encourage me to read more at least. And I always think… maybe one day I’ll finish one?? Hopefully😂

    But anyway I hope you end up enjoying these books and I wish you all the luck with sticking to the TBR! Happy November, Erin! ❤

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  2. Best of luck for your TBR this month! I don’t really like to set up TBRs, as I am a mood reader and don’t have enough books sometimes in hand to set up a TBR either and…I don’t know, I don’t like having a list to follow like that hahaha 🙂 I wish you the best of luck for this one – that book about how to break up with your phone is making me SO curious.

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    1. Thanks! I’m a huge mood reader too which is why I’m pretty sure this won’t work out well for me. I WANT to read this books but I’m not always feeling them. I usually hate having a list too but I’m testing it out this month!

      I just started it yesterday and it’s already eye opening. Hopefully I’ll write a review about it!

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  3. I’m such an impulse reader. If my library doesn’t have the book I want now, I end up at the bookstore! And even then, what I’m in the mood for today, and what I’m in the mood for tomorrow can be different things. I still haven’t finished Wonder Woman, even though I’m almost halfway through and really enjoying it – I just haven’t been in the mood to finish it! Haha

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