Monthly TBR: November TBR and NaNoWriMo

November is always a good month. It’s my birthday month! It’s also National Novel Writing Month. It’s also that perfect in-between month in the year: it isn’t too cold or icy yet, but it usually snows and turns everything into a beautiful frosty world. At least here in the southern interior of British Columbia. (Update on November 1st: it’s -5°C and very cold. I wrote this intro three days ago with waaaay too much hope)

I always have so much hope for November, so I give myself a lot. I talked in the October wrap-up about balancing the workload. This month is going to be the time that I prove that I can do it. I have 30 days. I can figure it all out – working with The Ormsby Review, writing 50,000 words, keeping the blog going, continuing working with my friend on our secret project, and keeping up on chores around the house. Everything is going to work out because each day is only one-thirtieth of the workload. That means that each day is a small step towards the bigger picture. Every day is small and easy. (If I say that enough, I feel like I’ll believe that)

Here’s a list of the books I’m going to try and read this month. Honestly, I think it’ll be much less than this:

–        Gilded by Marissa Meyer

–        Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

–        Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

–        Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

–        Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

–        The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

–        The Most Precious Substance on Earth by Shashi Bhat

–        Graceling Graphic Novel by Kristin Cashore

–        Renegades by Marissa Meyer

–        Skyhunter by Marie Lu (Reread)

–        Steelstriker by Marie Lu

–        The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

–        Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Cordova (eBook)

–        How Do I Un-Remember This? By Danny Pellegrino (eBook)

–        Maybe We’re Electric by Val Emmich (eBook)

–        Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookie, Laugh Like a Hobbit by Robb Pearlman (eBook)

–        Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long (eBook)

As for writing goals, I’m going to be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) once again. That means 50,000 words in the next 30 days. In addition, I’m going to be keeping up on posts here. To help with that, I’m going to be posting NaNoWriMo updates in place of regular posts this month (not every post will be an update!). I’m also going to be writing a special birthday post on my favourite book covers and how it feels to be 24. I’m also super introspective during my birthday, so I’m going to word-vomit at you guys this year.

Thanks for reading! Have a great November!


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