November Bookshelf Comings & Goings


Hello book worms! It has just come to my attention that it is now (almost) mid November! Where as this year/month gone and why haven’t I written in so long?? The short answer is life, and the complicated answer is this: new job, moved to new house, my birthday, everyone else’s birthday, church, social calendar, and freelance job taking over my life. Even with life being as busy as it is, I always make time to read and I longed to get back to writing here and telling you about some fantastic books I have read. Due to how quickly I go through books, I just don’t have time to write a review on EVERY book I read, but I still want to write about something on the ebb and flow of my reading life. So today is the compromise, a list of all the books that are moving in and out of my shelve with the hope of doing this on as a monthly, maybe bi-weekly, basis to give you a screen shot on my reading habits. I am taking a big of a hiatus from fantasy at the moment since I burnt myself out a little over the summer, so it’s more non fiction, short stories, YA and literary fiction for the colder months to come. FYI, it is in fact “cold” in Southern California and I FREAKIN LOVE IT!! Anyways, that’s just a little update on me, and where I have been the past 2 months, so let’s move on to our favorite thing – books.

Comings (books purchased/acquired):

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Artemis by Andy Weir

Taking up residency (currently reading): 

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emma Lang

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks – Tom Hanks wrote a book, seriously?? And it’s really good. Seriously? Who are you?

Goings (Finished): 

Sourdough by Robin Sloan – I really liked this novel, until the ending. I was a little disappointed in the ending of this novel and how Robin wrapped every thing up but it made me want to go made a ton of homemade bread when I was finished.

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon – This YA novel was a lovely break from the other YA I was reading (mainly YA fantasy). I loved getting lost in the conversations of Natasha and Daniel and actually reading a novel about people of other races and cultural background. Cannot recommend it enough.

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence – I read this book before bed every night and I loved drifting off to sleep which reading Annie’s letters to her favorite, and not so favorite, novels. Part of me wished I wrote a book like this, but I enjoyed Annie’s writing style and creativity.

Heartstone by Katherine Elle White – A retelling of Pride and Prejudice but with dragons!! Need I say more? I don’t think so…

Feel free to leave a comment on what you are reading and if you want an in-depth review on anything I am currently reading/have read. Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Reading!


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