November 6, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

too mch tbr november

Here is another Too Much TBR: November edition!

For those who do not know, Too Much TBR is a way to help me see which books I really need to read and tackle them. Is it effective? Perhaps. It helps a lot seeing a visual of the books on my TBR pile.

November is a chiller month than October, but since I kind of slacked off, it’s major catch-up time! Will I be able to focus and read all my books? Cross our fingers that I can!

Let’s discuss what I read last month, and what I’m reading this month!


October was not my best month. I procrastinated…a lot. I had been busy with book events and a spontaneous trip to Tacoma that I couldn’t find the time to focus and read my review books. (I know, excuses excuses.)

I managed to get halfway through The Martian (with the help of the audiobook). I finished Pretending to Dance, Black Widow: Forever Red (which was terrible so read fanfiction instead), and Tell the Story to Is End (great Middle Grade about storytelling), and wrote reviews for all of them. Yayyyyyyyy. I decided to DNF Future Perfect, and postponed reading Welcome to Night Vale because I thought it would be better to read it along with the audiobook. Not the best, I admit.


My priority reads this month is less than the previous months, and thank Lee Pace for that!

  • Like the past months I’ve posted about Too Much TBR, I finished one—Da Vinci’s Tiger—before this post went up. (I give myself a round of applause for that just because.)
  • I think with Illuminae, I’m waiting for the excitement to die down because I really want to enjoy it, and if I hear things about it, I’ll expect certain things from it and that could ruin my reading experience.
  • I heard the romance in Until We Meet Again is epic. I may not be a fan of YA romance, but I’m a sucker for starcrossed time travel romances.
  • How badass does Six-Gun Snow White sound? I will surely enjoy this book!
  • I actually never watched Clarissa Tells It All, but I’m excited to see what the fuss is about (I know the book form will be different from the TV show).

Anything’s up for grabs in the “Possible November Reads,” which means any unread books that were in my September and October Possible Reads section like The Weight of Feathers, I Crawl Through It, These Shallow Graves, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, and so on. I decided not to make a graphic of the possible books because it felt too restricting (the mood reader in me wanted to break free!), and I never seem to get around to those books.

Note: All these books here do not account for other books that may slip into my TBR list (because mood reading will probably happen) nor of the comics I will be reading. I’m sure I missed other books I want to read this month too, but since I can’t remember, it must not be priority, right? Let’s hope I make a dent in my TBR books for November unlike October!

How was your October? Tell me what’s on your November TBR list. Have you read any of the books on my lists? Or are you planning to read them? 


9 Responses to “TOO MUCH TBR · November 2015”

  1. Ugh, tell me about it. I can never seem to stick to my plans for reading and I occasionally feel like forcing myself to read something because I said I would ruins my reading experience because I’m not always in the right frame of mind for reading. Add in disappointing reads and I’ve basically failed to meet any of my reading goals for last month. I think you’re right in keeping your priority reads to a select few, less pressure that way, and how have I not heard of Six-Gun Snow White? It sounds like it could be a perfect read, I may have to look out for that one. here are definitely some good reads on your list, I hope you manage to tackle a few of them this month.

  2. Alexa S. says:

    I love seeing these posts! They always make me want to create a TBR of my own for the next month (and I might just have to write one out). ANYWAY… I, too, find myself intrigued by Until We Meet Again. It sounds like a really good story, and the colors of the cover are AWESOME! Also, I highly recommend The Weight of Feathers and Ten Thousand Skies Above You. I really loved both! <3

  3. Steph says:

    My October went ok but I am still behind :/ I have Illuminae on my Nov TBR as well as After Alice by Gregory Maguire, Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger, and a few MG books… :)

  4. Katherine says:

    I love this idea! I have kind of gotten away from making a TBR every month and sticking to it, but I really wish that I could start keeping up with that kind of list again. It looks like you have some great books coming up!

  5. AHHH I WATCHED SO MUCH ‘Clarissa Explains it All’ when I was small. I loved Melissa Joan Hart. I didn’t know about this book, so I’m glad you brought it to my attention! I also really want to read ‘Until We Meet Again’.

    I think on my TBR this month, I’m going to finish ‘The Shuddering’ (my Halloween-themed book…oops), and then hopefully pick up ‘None Of The Above’, ‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here’ and finally read ‘An Ember in the Ashes’! :D

  6. I only read three books last month, but I didn’t really expect much. I haven’t been doing so well and this month isn’t going to help since I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. The only one on your TBR that I’ve read is Illuminae. Things I Can’t Explain seems really interesting. I’ll have to add that to my TBR as well.

  7. I am hoping to read Illuminae this month. I read A Madness so Discreet and These Shallow Graves at the end of October/beginning of November. I liked both and they some similarities (both feature asylums and criminology). I hope you like them too.

    I DNF’d Future Perfect as well. I really liked Dumplin’ so I thought I’d like this one but I couldn’t bring myself to care about the characters.

  8. Haraiah says:

    I’ve read A Madness So Discreet. It had a really interesting start but it was kinda meh on the last half. I started Illuminae last month but wasn’t able to finish it. Can’t wait to read Da Vinci’s Tiger!

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

  9. I’m going to read Things I Can’t Explain also. And A Madness So Discreet. They’ve been showing Clarissa Explains It All on Nickelodeon (nighttime Nickelodeon). You should totally watch it if you have access to it, because it was so awesome. And the clothes!!! It’s so 90’s.

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