Hey everyone! 😀 It’s November which means it’s officially Christmas season!! 🎅🎄 I absolutely love Christmas! It’s definitely my favourite holiday, I’m getting all my Christmas jumpers out of hiding hahaha 😂 I relate so much to all the October 31st to November 1st memes, I love them so much ❤ Anyway, let’s get into my November tbr! (A few of these have moved over from my October tbr 🙈 ) Hope you all enjoy! 😀
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer. When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care. Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle. When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship… This captivating, heartfelt novel asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean. Every generation, a competition to find the next empress of Honoku is held. The rules are simple. Conquer the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete – except for the yōkai, supernatural monsters whom the emperor has sworn to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent her whole life training to win the tournament and become empress. Winning should be easy, but she’s hiding a dangerous secret – one that would cost her life if discovered. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, she crosses paths with Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast. Together, they will decide the fate of their world.
Evermore by Sara Holland. Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress. The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman. In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story. My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep, and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now. Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden. I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden. I really don’t. Solitaire takes place after Alice Oseman’s graphic novel Heartstopper, which follows Nick and Charlie’s journey and how they met.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is her refuge after she’s forced to abandon her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly falls in love with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon gets caught up in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo follows Galaxy “Alex” Stern, the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised by a hippie mom in the hinterlands of Los Angeles, Alex dropped out of school and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs and much worse. She’s practically thrown her life away and by age twenty, she is the only survivor of an unsolved multiple homicide. At her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend the most elite university in the world. But what’s the catch? Still searching for answers, she arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the Yale’s secret societies activities. The eight windowless “tombs” are known to be the hangout spots of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. However, their activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than imagination could ever conceive.
Roar by Cora Carmack. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters. Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.
Hope you guys enjoyed my November tbr!! Let me know what books you’re planning on reading in November and leave a comment down below ❤ Bye guys, happy reading! xx