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A Very Modest and Different November TBR

 


Another month has come and gone - thank God! - and with it, all the spooky decorations October has offered us have also been stored away, replaced with the feeling of a new holiday approaching - and a new set of candles!

Now, I have to be honest with you all, even though October has ended and we get closer to Christmas, I cannot help but linger a little bit longer in the spooky festivities. That is why I will continue to re-watch Casper any other day and why I'm still making my way through my gothic books in the candlelight.

We can all agree that this year has been a mad one so why deny ourselves the chance to seek happiness wherever we want? My happiness lays in comfort movies - let it be Halloween themed or Christmas thees all year around - and books I know I will enjoy and who cares if they're out of season? I will read Dracula under the hottest sun if that's what makes me feel good!

Anyway, enough rambling, here are the books I've selected for November, I also will let you know once I've settled on a book for the Deadly Elit Book Club. The thing is, there are so many interesting ones that I always have a hard time picking the perfect one! I'm also trying to figure out a way where we can talk about the book in a chat so that will be all clear in a new post very soon.

With all that being said, here are the books I'm (fingers crossed!) reading in November:


I'm probably cheating a little bit but I've already started The Good Immigrant USA in October as it's the perfect book to read when you want to take a break from your current read. 
It's a collection of essays that explores what it means to be an immigrant in today's America. It's such an important book, especially right now with the election day coming closer and the hope for a more vibrant and welcoming continent. I'm reading this at night, whilst finishing Midnight Sun by Stephenie Mayer (which I am absolutely obsessed with and trying to prolong the experience as much as possible. This is torture, I'm telling you!) 

Another book I'm planning on reading, well, actually, re-reading, is Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. There's a movie coming out in November and I cannot wait! I'm planning a readalong on the 6th and 7th of November before the movie comes out so if you wanna join me with an early Christmas treat, please do! The more we are, the better!!
I'm usually careful not to give myself a big tbr I won't end up reading anyway, usually, it's two books max because I know myself enough and although I'm a fast reader, I'm also a procrastinator who spends way too much time on the Internet instead of curling up with a book. Don't get me wrong, I love books, but I've been so stressed recently that I needed more of a visual escape than a fictional one I had to come up on my own. But I've recently changed my routine so that I can prioritize book time over online time, especially during breakfast when it's so easy to scroll through millions of pictures on Instagram instead of taking it slow and sit at a table having breakfast whilst reading a book. It also makes me a lot calmer and gives me time to breathe. This is why I'm adding more books this month without being excessive.

I've already featured Dracula's Child by J.S.Barnes on my Spooky Recommendations post and I've been meaning to read it ever since. Hopefully, it's not as hard to get into as Dracula was for me, but I think the slightly modern spin will make it fun and adventurous as well as absolutely terrifying. 
As I was saying, I love spooky books, especially when there's a vampire thrown in there too. It's quite a long one which also scares me but I'm really intrigued and excited to start a new adventure. 

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang was kindly sent to me by Penguin - I'm still pinching myself, tbh! - and fell in love with the cover. Now, this is a weird book which we all know, I love. 
It starts with a mother who tells her daughter the story of a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body. The next morning, the daughter wakes up with a tiger tail. It's a mysterious book that mixes up an original story, fables, powers, possibly magic, tracing one family's history from Taiwan to America in a novel of migration, queer lineages and girlhood. 
Well, guess where I'm starting this month? 

Now I want to know: what's in your tbr this month? Have you left all the spookiness aside? Are you already dipping your toes into Christmas waters?

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