November 2018 TBR!

Hello November – we’ve got HUGE reading plans! First – a little life update. I’ve already mentioned that I got the results of my CT scan and it was clear! My lymph nodes are still inflamed and weird, but it’s only reactive and there’s no malignancy! So the cancer isn’t back and I’m still cancer free. Actually, it was 2 years ago on Halloween that I was declared cancer free from my radiologist, so it was like a full circle thing. I also wanted to say a huge thank you for all your kind words and support. I’ve realized that I don’t need to suffer alone. I’ve always been the type of person to keep my feelings to myself because I didn’t want to burden anyone with my fears. My amazing husband (who is my rock – seriously) has taught me that support and sharing is needed. I’m not a burden and I need support. So THANK YOU to everyone for being there for me!!!!!! It really means a lot! Anyways, now that my anxiety has subsided, I can finally focus on books! I’ve got a lot that I want to read this month and some of them are chunky as all hell! Enough rambling, on with the TBR!


KINGDOM OF ASH by Sarah J Maas

IT’S HERE!! It’s finally time to end this series – and I’m not sure that I’m ready! The way that the book previously ended, it set this book up for a lot of pain and possible heart break. I have a feeling that it’s not going to end well…….. I’m scared lol! I’m also scared of the size…. IT’S HUGE! I finally got mine in the mail yesterday and the pages are so thin! 992 pages…… this one might take a while lol

THE WELL OF ASCENSION by Brandon Sanderson

I loved Mistborn so much that I decided to start the sequel! I think that I need to marathon this one and book three this month! But at 784 pages, I’m not sure there’s going to be time for both this month lol

BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak

New Markus Zusak!! He’s such an incredible author! But since his books are so different from each other, I don’t really know what to expect. Oh wait! Yes I do! An amazing story! I actually like going into his books not knowing anything so I can experience it completely for myself



I’ve seen quite a few people on Twitter talking about Non Fiction November – so I thought I would join in! It’s been a long time since I’ve read a non fiction, and I love Anna Kendrick so this is a match made in book worm heaven! I can’t wait for this!

THE CUCKOOS CALLING by Robert Galbraith

Yet another book that I’ve had on my shelf for years and haven’t read! I’m determined to get to this one! I’m a little nervous though – crime and mystery isn’t my thing. I hope that since it’s J.K. Rowling I might enjoy it. Time will tell!



THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlis Ruiz Zafon

If you saw my wrap up yesterday, I didn’t get to one of the books in my challenge last month. Things were just too chaotic. So I used my one save of the year and saved this one! The rule is – I have to read it the following month or it HAS to go. No pressure or anything lol! But this was my last save of the year so I better read the ones chosen in December or there isn’t a chance!


My daughter chose this one because she’s actually reading it in class this month. She’s loving it so far and has actually drawn Greek inspired cabins for her art class! Anything that inspires her that much has to be good! I can’t wait to read this and talk to her about it!!

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YIKES! 7 books on the TBR this month and quite a few of them are over 500 pages! I’m hoping that I stay motivated enough to get through them all!! I guess we’ll find out at the end of the month – wish me luck! LOL! What are you planning on reading in November?

Until next time, happy reading!

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  1. Kiersten says:

    Yay for no cancer!!! I had skin cancer several years ago and it’s such a scary thing to go through. I’m so glad to hear that you are doing okay.

    You’ve got a really good lineup for November. I really enjoyed Shadow of the Wind when I first read it in college. The 3rd book in the series is my favorite. Enjoy!

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    1. Sorry to hear that you had to go through that. Everyone seems to think that when you’re a cancer survivor that your life goes back to normal and it never really does. The fear is suppressed but never truly goes away. I’m really looking forward to The Shadow of the Wind. It’s loved by so many!

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  2. inktrails7 says:

    I’m so happy to hear that you’re still cancer free!

    This month is kind of a catch up for me. I got a lot of sequels and new releases in October but I wasn’t able to read them because of the series I did. But now that November has officially started, I can start on my catch up list!
    It’s a little amusing because on my TBR list is ’Throne of Glass’ 😂😂 I’m excited to start the series and I really hope I enjoy it as much as a lot of others do!

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    1. Oh I hope you end up loving Throne of Glass! It was a bit of a surprise for me how much I loved it! I hope you do too!!

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  3. The Shadow of the Wind was a good one and same with The Lightning Thief! Very different style of book but both pretty good.

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  4. timetravellingreader says:

    I listened to Scrappy Little Nobody whilst on a road trip and I found it absolutely HILARIOUS. It’s a great read!

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    1. I hope that I can get the audiobook at some point!


      1. timetravellingreader says:

        I loved the audiobook. Anna Kendrick read it very well!

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  5. I have 22 books on my tbr this month because I am doing a readathon, the video is up on my channel if you want to take a look at it

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    1. Wait you have a channel?? How did I not know that?! I’ll make sure to check it out today!!!!!


      1. Yeah I do and thanks, its libby Gregory for my channel name

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  6. Alyssa Cohen says:

    I’m so glad to here that you are still cancer free! As someone who has a parent that has a lot of stressful health issues/scares frequently, I was keeping you in my thoughts, as I know that things like that are so terrifying.

    I must have been living under a rock since I hadn’t heard that Markus Zusak released a new book! I have yet to read “The Book Theif”, but hope to really soon. If I enjoy that one, I will for sure pick up his new book! Love your TBR for this month!!

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    1. Thanks! It’s definitely hard.
      Not living under a rock lol. It was just a really quiet release. Not too many people knew or were talking about it, which I thought was strange because SO many people love his writing!

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  7. I’m so happy to hear you’re cancer free!!!!!! That’s awesome!!!!!!

    And YES Percy Jackson! And Mistborn!

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  8. Alexandra says:

    Two years clear, is great news! xx

    I signed up for the SciFiMonth challenge, so will be attempting 5 much smaller reads than your haul of books! Yikes. Especially as I’m also trying to write 50k too, which isn’t happening while I’m blogging. lol

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    1. 😂 we need more time in a week. Just saying!

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      1. Alexandra says:

        36 hours a day might do it, right?

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  9. This looks like an ambitious and awesome tbr! Bridge of Clay is also on my tbr for November and I’m so excited and nervous to read it! And I really hope you enjoy Well of Ascension and Percy Jackson!! 😄

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    1. I’m SO excited for these books! My daughter will be happy to have someone to talk to about them 🙂


  10. So glad you got back a good report, that’s always comforting. ❤

    Good luck with your TBR. I have a huge TBR planned for November but I still might try and squeeze in some non-fiction reads. I've heard good things about Scrappy Little Nobody so I can't wait to see what you think!

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    1. It seems that November is the month that every Bookworm has a huge TBR. We want to read ALL the books!

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      1. Exactly! Maybe it’s the end of the year creeping up 😛

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        1. I think you’re exactly right!

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  11. Yay for good news!! I’m pleased for you! The Shadow of the Wind is soooo good, don’t throw it out quite yet 😉

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    1. I’ll definitely be reading it this month 🙂 I just didn’t have the time in October!

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  12. CJR The Brit says:

    Im so happy for your great news!

    I’ve finished KoA now and I actually cried at the end…..and I’m not a cryer!

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    1. Oh…….. oh see that’s what I thought was going to happen! I’m terrified! Lol

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      1. CJR The Brit says:

        Read….and I’ll send you some tissues!

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  13. Yayyy!! So happy for you Shanah! Also, I hope you love KoA and The Lightning Thief!! x

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  14. Lola says:

    The first time I read Shadow of the Wind it blew me away. Such an amazing book 🙂 Read it!

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  15. Sophie Li says:

    Hi Shanah 🙂
    Glad to hear that your scans are clear!
    Wow this looks like a great TBR for November. I loved The Book Thief so Bridge of Clay is on my TBR too. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this one 🙂
    Wishing you a wonderful November!

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  16. evelynreads1 says:

    Good luck!

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  17. I’m glad to hear that your cancer free!
    I can’t wait to read Bridge of Clay! I’ve loved every Markus Zusak book and I don’t expect this one to be any different! Have a wonderful November!

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  18. Congratulations!! Screw cancer!! 🍻❤️👍

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  19. Happywhale says:

    Congrats! Some great books on your TBR for this month- Scrappy Little Nobody and The Cuckoo’s Calling sound intriguing. Here’s my November TBR:

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  20. I’m SO HAPPY your scan is clear! YAAAY!! Hope you got to enjoy yourself some more since you found out. ❤

    Kingdom of Ash definitely is a bit of a monster when it comes to the amount of pages but I flew through it, haha. Couldn't put it down, as I expected from Maas anyway. 😛

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    1. Thanks! I think I’m over 200 pages into KOA and it’s SO freaking GOOD!!!

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      1. IT GETS BETTER.

        And way heart-breaking. I keep warning about that. Don’t care if I say it twenty times to one person either; just KEEP THOSE TISSUES NEAR. Especially if you tend to easily cry while reading anyway. :’)

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        1. I’ve almost cried probably 3 times already! Both out of heartbreak and happiness lol

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