I have a couple of announcements coming but they mean that my reading in December and January will be more structured, so my hope is to mood read in November. When given the chance to mood read, I will lean towards atmospheric books, so you will find a lot of those on this TBR.
I spoke about One Dark Window and Spells for Forgetting in my “End of the Year” tag saying that they felt like perfect books to transition from fall to winter. They just scream November to me and I cannot wait to pick them both up. The sequel to One Dark Window just came out and is getting great reviews, so I am excited to finally read this Gothic fantasy. I have been wanting to read something by Adrienne Young for ages and I think that Spells for Forgetting is her adult debut. Her newest book, The Unmaking of June Farrow, is getting a lot of buzz but I want to get to this one first since I own it!
I am always looking for mythological retellings that are not Greek and I have been recommended Kaikeyi time and time again! I just need to get to it already and I really do have a feeling it is going to work for me. Speaking of retellings, Daughter of the Forest is a retelling of The Six Swans and is a book I started and was loving but had to put down for other obligations. I truly believe that Kaikeyi and Daughter of the Forest have the potential to become my best books of the year!
I have not heard much about Threads That Bind but I have a stunning edition from Fairyloot and it has been calling to me from my shelves. I love that I am going into this knowing pretty much nothing. That is not something that happens often given how involved I am in the online book community!
There are three November releases that I want to prioritize! I already know that I will be reading System Collapse the day it comes out because it is the next book in the Murderbot Diaries and I just love that series and Murderbot as a character so much and I won’t be able to wait another day!
A Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch is the sequel to A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon and I think that this follow up has so much potential. We meant the main characters in book one and they are so different that I cannot wait to see how they end up in a relationship. You just know that the banter is going to be top tier!
Calamity is the debut book from Tor’s new romance imprint, Bramble. I am curious to read it to see what kind of books the imprint is choosing to highlight and I also just need more SciFi romance in my life!
Obviously I need to start my holiday reading in November so why not prioritize books in two series that I already love. I actually have an ALC of Stalking Around the Christmas Tree which is the fourth book in the Christmas Tree Farm Mystery series. I marathoned the first three books a few Christmases ago and it put me in such a festive spirit so I am thrilled we finally have book four. This is actually the series that made me appreciate cozy mysteries.
Mistoefoe is a part of the Mead Mishap series. I fell in love with this series this year and I have been saving this novella for the winter because it screams holiday to me and I know it centers around a Winterfest. This is shorter than the rest of the books in the series as it is technically book #1.5, so it comes between books one and two. I love a good holiday novella, especially if it is spicy!
What is on your TBR for November?