Thursday, November 1, 2012

The IHM 5: November 2012 [Reading List]

November.  My birthday month.  Yeah yeah yeah, there's that pesky Thanksgiving holiday too, you know, the one that coincides with my birthday every few years and must be canceled.  You know, the one I'm not thankful for.  *gasp* I know.  Regardless, here are the books we're reading for thankful's sake or birthday's sake this month:

1. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor.  Yes, this comes out on Tuesday!  November 6th.  I've been waiting waiting waiting for this follow-up to Daughter of Smoke & Bone for what seems like EVER.  So, thanks for the early birthday pressie, Little, Brown!

2. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George.  Yeah, so I read Princess of the Midnight Ball like forever ago and immediately bought Princess of Glass.  Do you think I've read it yet?  Um, no.  Course not.  Thankfully, a book group is giving me the chance this month.

3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.  I know, I know.  This one should have been read a long time ago, but you know, I just never ever got to it, which is why it's on the list for this month!

4. Crewel by Gennifer Albin.  There's nothing like a good someone-else-is-determining-your-life dystopian to make you thankful for what you have and the freedoms you enjoy.  Which is why it's on the November list.  

5. Touched by Cyn Balog.  It seems like an interesting concept that could get psycho-thriller in a second or two, but could also get you on the whole concept of "Thank goodness I don't have to deal with that!"  There's nothing like messing with the future to get your brain in overdrive and get you to considering all the things that could go wrong but haven't.

Notable releases and preorders I'll be grabbing this November include:

  • Reached by Ally Condie.  We loved Matched, but haven't gotten through Crossed yet, hence it not being on the list.  But you should know, the trilogy is complete as of November 16th.  There's also a trilogy boxed set if you haven't started reading/acquiring these yet, or have listened to these on Audible like me.
  • Princess of the Silver Woods the next book in Jessica Day George's series comes out next month.  Might be worth a preorder, yo.  I did.
  • Perfect Scoundrels, the third in Ally Carter's Heist Society series and the follow-up to Uncommon Criminals (which I tackled in Africa on a rainy afternoon).