October Book Wrap Up and November TBR


Greetings bookworms! It’s the first of November, the second last month of 2015. For all who celebrated Halloween yesterday, I hope you had an abundance of fun and shenanigans, going out trick or treating and obtaining candy. As for me, I spent my night watching Disney and blogging (because I’m lazy and here in Australia Halloween isn’t that much of a big deal). 
BUT I digress. I am here at the beginning of a new month, to look back at the books I have read and plan to read in this new, fresh month of November! 

How Many Books Did I Complete From My October TBR?

Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

 Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

 Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew

I only finished two and a half books this month, and I know, I know, it’s absolutely shameful! A self-proclaimed bookworm such as I should not fail to read the small amount of six books! But alas, I did fail.


I managed to read one eARC: Shattered Blue which turned out to be quite a unique twist on the Fae concept with a fast-paced ending but a conventional and rather boring beginning. It was an average book to which I gave three stars, but the ending definitely made me want to continue on to the sequel! (Check out my review by clicking here)


Then I proceeded to read the sequel to Clockwork Angel: Clockwork Prince (click here to see my review) which I absolutely adored with all my heart. After finishing, I still had no idea who I shipped and was still torn between Wessa and Jessa. However, my love for Will practically quadrupled while reading Clockwork Prince and now Will holds a really large place in my heart. (but lets be honest, Jem is still my beloved gentleman).

As of yesterday, I am almost halfway through Clockwork Princess. I am still not ready for the finale, the end that you all say will make me cry. I’ve got a box of tissues by my side ready to protect me from the flood of tears that I feel is bound to come out of me! 

Now it’s time to move on to my November TBR! 

What I Plan To Read In The Month of November:

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

I plan to complete this book in the next few days (and I also plan to cry like a child who found out their parents ate all their Halloween candy). I wish this series was longer than three books, but unfortunately, that is not the case. *sob*

The Elite by Kiera Cass


So funny story, I was strolling through the library and wandered into a section that I always avoided (for reasons I still do not know) only to realize that this section was the YOUNG ADULT section of the library. From there, I glimpsed my eyes on all of the beautiful books (many of which were and still are on my TBR) and weeped. HOW IN THE WORLD DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS SECTION?! HOW DARE I AVOID IT FOR SO LONG?! 

And then I went crazy. I saw this book, and snatched it as if my life depended on it, along with The One. I’ve been meaning to continue with this series since the very beginning of this year! So it’s about time I complete it this month! 

The One by Kiera Cass


As explained in the book above, I want to complete this cute, light series before I jump into my heavier series. I think these two will be great as light reads while I study and do my final exams.

The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew

This is an eARC provided to me by Netgalley. It is getting released sometime this month, so I must read and write a review for this as soon as possible. I may read this before I read the rest of The Selection series or after, I’ll see how I feel after Clockwork Princess! 

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Flier


Another library book I snatched up in my frenzy. The over was too beautiful to ignore, and the fact that it was on my TBR didn’t hurt either. I do hope I can get around to this book, as it is less than 300 pages anyway, it won’t be a hard or long read by any means. 

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


How long has this book been on my TBR’s over the past few months? I’M SO SORRY EVERYONE. But now that I finally have Ignite Me, I can confidently jump into this, because I have the last book at the ready. Woot woot! 

There you have it bookworms! My October wrap up and my September TBR! I hope you all enjoyed it and hopefully did better than me during the month of October. All the best wishes for November, of course! I will SLAY these books (probably not but hey, let’s be positive and enthusiastic, shall we?)

How many books did you finish this month?

What book are you most looking forward to reading in the month of November?


61 thoughts on “October Book Wrap Up and November TBR

  1. Pingback: Month In Review | November | Josies Book Corner

  2. I finished 9 books last month and I also want to read Ignite Me this month. Be careful though, you might have a bad book hangover after Clockwork Princess finale, that you might not be able to read any more books! 😀

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  3. I read 9 books last month, and I also plan to read Ignite Me this month. Be careful though, you might have a bad book hangover after the Clockwork Princess finale, you might not want to read any other book for the rest of the month! 😀

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  4. Let me give you some advanced hugs before you continue on with Clockwork Princess *squishes you and hands you some extra tissues*

    I’m sure you’ll be able to get through a lot more books this month! The Elite and The One are both really fast paced (I hope America doesn’t annoy you too much!). The Shock of the Fall is also a quick read as well, because of the page count and also because it has some alternate formatting and typography in it! I really enjoyed that one so I hope you like it too. I wouldn’t read it straight after Clockwork Princess though. The additive feels might be a bit much to handle.

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  5. No worries on not finishing your TBR, life and school gets in the way all the time, ugh. XD Way to go on still reading amidst all your exams though! Can’t wait to see what you think of Clockwork Princess!
    And as for your November TBR, I hope you have fun reading The Elite and The One! Those two guilty pleasure reads have their flaws, but they’re still really enjoyable. 😉 And I do hope you get the chance to read Unravel Me as well! ❤

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  6. Hey Josie ☺️ How are you? Hope you’re well. Do you know what’s happening with the travel book activity you were doing? I haven’t received it yet and I’m going overseas on Friday so you may have to get my name off the list which is a shame! Miss blogging. Your site is looking great 😄 ️XXX

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    • Hello! 😀 I’m great, I hope you are also doing well.
      As for the Travelling Notebook, I have NO idea what is happening to it now. I don’t even know where it is! I have a feeling it won’t be continuing anymore because I have had no news of it.
      I miss your blogging too! And THANK YOU, I’m very happy with the appearance of my blog right now 😀 xoxo


  7. Ooh great wrap up! 🙂
    I need to read Shatter Me! I think I am going to put it on my December TBR. I want to try to read it before the year ends.
    I am seriously dying for the Shattered Blue sequel! The author and I have been talking a lot this month on Twitter and Instagram, which has been awesome.
    Your November TBR looks awesome! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Selection series! I really enjoyed it.
    I hope you like The Shock of the Fall more than I did! 😀

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    • Thank you Ashley!
      I hope to hear your thoughts on Shatter Me soon. 😉
      Oooh, really?! That’s so awesome. That means you are my number one source of info on the sequel! Hit me up if you know anything, okay?! I’ll be fangirling along with you for it.
      I hope I get to finish all the books on my November TBR. Many of the books have a deadline due to them being library books (ugh).

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  8. The Shock of the Fall has been on my radar for a while now. I feel like I’m one of the few people that still hasn’t read The Infernal Devices yet. You’ve got a great selection in your tbr list and I hope you enjoy them. 😀

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  9. Yay! I think you’ll definitely have great time reading Unravel Me and Ignite Me. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. I haven’t read The selection series yet but I’m planning to read it soon. Great TBR and Happy Reading! 😀

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  10. Oh whoops. I didn’t enjoy the Selection series very much. I felt like America Singer was annoying and I overall didn’t like the books. However I only read them because the blurb I heard was phenomenal, so I’d say go for it and you have to let me know how you liked them.

    I hated the Selection and the Elite and the Heir so three stars to all of them, and then I gave the One four stars because it was much, much, more entertaining. I can’t wait for you to finishing reading them Mistress Josie!! You’ll have to tell me which one you liked best.

    Love and books,

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  11. I love the Infernal Devices series! It’s been too long since I read them…I’d give them a reread if my TBR list wasn’t so long! I just bought Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, so I’m hoping I love this series as much as everyone else seems to 🙂

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  12. I think you did very well this month, considering everything that was going on in your real life – you graduated! 😀
    I’ve been meaning to read the selection series for a while now, but I’m not sure I can make it this month 😦
    YES, get to Unravel me, fast! I want to know what you think of everything… 😀 😀 😀
    (are you crying yet?)

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  13. I really want to read the Infernal Devices, it feels like I’m the only one who hasn’t read that yet. Really hope to change that by next year. You have a lot of good books in your November tbr! Have a blast reading them! 🙂

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  14. Have fun reading. I’m sure Unravel Me and Ignite Me will fill you with feels… 🙂 Let me know what you think of the Elite and the One, they have mixed reviews and it would be interesting to see whether we have similar opinions on them 🙂

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