November 2020 TBR
November is always that awkward month - Halloween is over and you're just waiting for it to be ok to blast Christmas music and rock the red glitter nail polish. But in terms of my reading this month, I am not ready to give up all the spooks! I had so much fun getting back into my old favourite genre and I'm not quite ready to let that go. For this month, I only wanted to spin my wheel four times; this will take up the first half of the month's reading. I'll be doing something different for the second half (stay tuned...)
Prompt: Most beautiful cover
This prompt is obviously up for interpretation, but I recently got my hands on a few Halloween editions and I have to say that Carrie by Stephen King is one of my favourite covers that I own! I think it'd be hard for you to argue with that...
Overview: Carrie White is no ordinary girl. She has the power of telekinesis. Firstly, to be invited to the prom by one of the most popular boys in school? A dream come true! But the night turns sour and she is forced to use her gifts on a town that mocks and despises her. This is a Stephen King classic about an outcast girl seeking revenge on her classmates.
Prediction: 4.5 stars
Prompt: Latest purchase
My most recently purchased book has been The French Girl by Lexie Elliott. This was voted as our November pick in my bookclub. I have to say I was somewhat relieved, as it means that yet again, I don't have to say goodbye to all the spooky themed books I've been enjoying!
Overview: Six university students spend an idyllic week together in a beautiful farmhouse in France. It was supposed to be the perfect trip away...until they meet Severine, the girl next door.
Prediction: 3.5 stars
I spun the 'magic' wheel and landed on orange. I received The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray as my October pick with Books with a Conscience. I like to keep on top of my subscription boxes but I'm also incredibly intrigued by this premise! I haven't read a good 'end of the world' book in a while so I'm looking forward getting my heart racing to this one.
Overview: The world has stopped spinning... One half suffers an endless frozen night; the other, nothing but burning sun.Only in a slim twilit region between them can life survive.
Prediction: 4 stars
Ultimate freedom! Recently, Vintage books sent me a couple of books in a spooky package - including Sisters by Daisy Johnson. I had never heard of this book prior to receiving it, but after looking up the synopsis, it sounded fantastic and shot to the top of my list!
Overview: Born just ten months apart, July and September are thick as thieves, never needing anyone but each other. Now, following a case of school bullying, the teens have moved away with their single mother to a long-abandoned family home near the shore. In their new, isolated life, July finds that the deep bond she has always shared with September is shifting in ways she cannot entirely understand. A creeping sense of dread and unease descends inside the house. Meanwhile, outside, the sisters push boundaries of behaviour - until a series of shocking encounters tests the limits of their shared experience, and forces shocking revelations about the girls’ past and future.
Prediction: 4 stars
These books will cover my first half of November. I promise I'll be slowly moving away from purely reading these spooky genres at some point...not quite yet!