I went into November thinking I was only going to be getting the few books from my subscriptions and a couple preorders. That went out the window after the second week!
The first order that came in this month included A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan and The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin. I had the e-book of A Touch of Gold, but knew I wanted a physical copy to tab while reading for the discussion in TBR and Beyond. The Frame-Up was my choice from the Amazon First Reads choices. I decided to get the physical copy this month instead of the e-book like I usually do. I’m very glad I did because underneath the dust jacket is one of my absolute favorites!
One of the two preorders I had for November was Archenemies by Marissa Meyer. This is the sequel to Renegades and is one I have had preordered for months. I absolutely loved Renegades and can’t wait to get to Archenemies soon.
I placed a Book Depository order in October, but didn’t receive it until early November. In it was The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven and the collector’s edition of Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I’ve wanted The Exact Opposite of Okay for awhile, but kept putting off ordering it. It is being published in the United States in 2019, but after seeing the cover I knew that I wanted the UK cover more than the US one so I finally placed my order for it. I also knew I wanted the UK cover of the collector’s edition of Throne of Glass. I preferred it more than the US one and also loved that the UK edition had the attached bookmark.
My impulse buy of November was definitely Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and Batman: NIghtwalker by Marie Lu. I was scrolling through Facebook one afternoon and saw someone selling both of them for a reasonable price. Then saw they were both signed editions with the posters attached and knew I needed them!
Near the middle of the month, I needed some me time so I ended up going book shopping. My first stop was Half Price Books. I walked out of there with Off the Ice by Julie Cross, What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick, and Long Way Home by Katie McGarry. Off the Ice is one I haven’t heard of before, but I really enjoyed Whatever Life Throws At You so I’m hoping I like Off the Ice as well. It’s also the start of a series, which was a happy surprise. What I Thought Was True was picked up because I’ve heard some of her stories are set in the same town and I always enjoy finding books that are standalones, but also somewhat a series. I was so excited to finally find Long Way Home by Katie McGarry. I’ve been hunting for the last book in the Thunder Road series for a couple months now so as soon as I saw it, I immediately snatched it up.
After going to Half Price Books, I went over to Barnes and Noble. There I picked up Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and the paperback edition of Renegades by Marissa Meyer. Little White Lies is one I started hearing people talk about after I bought it. I don’t know much about it, but I absolutely love the cover and I’m hoping to read it in 2019. I don’t typically buy multiple editions of books. Collector’s editions are usually my only exception to that. However, one of the early preorder incentives for Archenemies, was your name in the back of the paperback edition of Renegades. I preordered early and submitted everything so when I saw the paperback edition and flipped to the back and saw the names and then saw mine, I knew I needed it.
Each month, I typically get three subscription boxes: OwlCrate, OwlCrate Jr, and Unicorn Crate. This month, OwlCrate Jr came first and the theme was Intergalactic Adventure. Every once in awhile, two books are included and that was the case this month. It included Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks and Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass. I’m very intrigued by both books that were included, but even more so for Sanity & Tallulah because it’s a graphic novel. This is a first for OwlCrate Jr and I hope they include graphic novels in the future because I think they’re a great option.
Next, my OwlCrate arrived! The book included this month was Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. This is one of the group reads for TBR and Beyond so I was very excited when the theme was announced and this book was thought to be the one that would be included. It featured a very subtle cover change of the background being more purple, the title being changed to gold, and included an exclusive map as the end papers. I love the changes and love having the map of the world that this story is set in.
The second preorder I had for November was Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott. As soon as I saw this book being talked about, I knew I needed it in my life. Not only in the cover gorgeous, but it revolves around a topic that is very near to me. The main characters in this story have Cystic Fibrosis, which is a genetic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. I’ll be reading this soon and hoping it lives up to everything I’ve given it in my head.
The last box I got this month is Unicorn Crate. The book it included this month was The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth. This is a late addition to the author live chats for 2018 in TBR and Beyond. I’m hoping to get to this in December, but if I don’t it will be one I try to get to in early 2019.
What books did you add to your shelves in November?