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November 2020 TBR

October was a stressful month with a much lower book count than I'd hoped. This leaves me with 13 books to read in order to reach my goal of 65 books by year's end. I anticipate November will also be stressful, so we'll see how it all pans out. I'm not entirely sure how much focus I'll have. It could be that reading is all I'll want to do, or I could have trouble stringing even two sentences together.

Despite that, I still sat down and created a TBR for the month. November is all about keeping things relatively light and breezy. Nothing too taking, nothing (very) dark, and nothing sad. I truly believe that when you're in a low energetic state - emotionally speaking - it's best to limit your exposure to dark and sad things, and save them for when you have more emotional resiliency. And so with that in mind, here are the books I plan to read in November...

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - Hendrix

I'm a big Grady Hendrix fan. Though his books are classified as horror, there are always enough laugh out loud funny moments to keep things from getting too dark. I've been wanting to read this since it came out, and this seems like the perfect time!

House in the Cerulean Sea - Klune

To be completely honest, I don't know much about this one. But in the book circles I frequent, I've seen it described as absolutely wonderful and heartwarming. So it seemed like a natural choice for this time in my life.

Lair of Dreams - Bray

Remember this one from last month? Well, I didn't finish it. So here it is as a November pick!

Book Club Pick + 2 wild cards

Our book club pick hasn't been announced yet, so for right now it's a mystery. And as always, I leave two slots free for whatever catches my fancy as the month wears on.