November is just around the corner, and boy am I excited! Not only is November my birthday month, but I have some fun people coming in to town for Thanksgiving that I can’t wait to spend time with. I’m keeping this month’s TBR list short and sweet because I’ve got a lot of books I’m trying to wrap up as the year comes to an end that I’ve either already mentioned in a TBR or recommendation list, and I wouldn’t want to repeat myself too much. Now, let’s get started!
1.The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
A bit of a creepy mystery, The Dollhouse follows present day Rose Lewin as she uncovers the hidden secrets of her renovated apartment building. The building used to be a hotel for professional women in New York City, but one of its inhabitants, Darby McLaughlin has an interesting story to tell. She gets pulled into the seedy life of jazz clubs and heroin, and Rose is determined to find out what happened to her. I picked this book up from a local, independent bookstore, and I can’t wait to dive in next month.
2. It by Stephen King
It is best known for featuring a terrifying clown that lures children to their doom, but It is really just an it. It can appear in many menacing forms, but It generally takes the shape of a clown to appeal to It’s favorite prey — young children. It is narrated from two different perspectives — the present day by adults and in flashbacks to the characters’ childhoods. The novel incorporates themes of memory and the affect of childhood trauma, and I honestly can’t wait to crack into this truly horrifying tale. I have friends who are terrified of clowns because of this movie, but I’m hoping the novel won’t be too bad for me. Fingers crossed!
3. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
I’ve heard many wonderful things about this book, and I bought it when I had a 15% off coupon at Barnes and Noble, so I can’t wait to read it this month. Big Magic delves into the secrets of becoming your most creative self, facing your fears, and finding inspiration. After reading You Are a Badass and being more than a little disappointed (which I’ll talk more about in Friday’s post), I’m hoping Elizabeth Gilbert can deliver on her promises.
That’s all I’ve got for this November TBR list! I’m hoping I get to read some books from prior TBRs, specifically October, but I also know the week of Thanksgiving is going to be jam-packed with activities, so I won’t be pressuring myself to read too much. What books are on your list for November? Let me know in the comments below.