November 1, 2019

November 2019 TBR

Y'all. I'm so excited for this TBR. As many of you know, I have been reading for a book award this year, and I have read a TON of books. The leader of my group told me not to stress out about award reading while I'm recuperating from surgery and just to read for fun. She said that! I might go a little crazy with this TBR. I could read anything I want!

I'm going to say right now that I will not finish every book on this TBR. This is a wildest dreams TBR. I'm giddy with the feeling of freedom that I could read anything I want. Also, I'll probably be on some pretty heavy pain meds for a few days, and you're not supposed to operate heavy machinery on those.

In other news, November is also Non-fiction November. Also there is a readathon in November called the Buzzwordathon. We'll see if I decide to participate in that.

Fortune's Children

Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt by Arthur T Vanderbilt II - Seeing as how this is written by a Vanderbilt, I have to wonder if it is a disgruntled, poor relative, or if he's actually in the know. I have a fair interest in the weird Vanderbilt family. This would work for Non-fiction November.

Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - This is the November book club book. I love this book. The girl who picked it is interviewing the author in January, and I suspect she's drumming up support for that endeavor, but I'm okay with it.

To Fetch a Thief

To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn - I feel like post-op is a good time to read a light mystery. This is the next on the list. I also just loaded up my Kindle with some of the ebook short stories that go along with this series. One of them is a Christmas story!

Quietly in their Sleep

Quietly In Their Sleep by Donna Leon - Again with the mysteries! I haven't been reading this series in order, but if I were this would be the first one I haven't read.

Murder in the Rue Dumas

Murder in the Rue Dumas by M.L. Longworth - Last one. Maybe. Second in the Verlaque and Bonnet series.

Fatal Grace

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny - I lied. One more cozy mystery. Second in the Armand Gamache series.

Phantom of 5th Avenue

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark by Meryl Gordon - Among the weird fascinations I have with bizarre things is Huguette Clark. She clearly had more money than sense. She had several houses, at least one of which she never saw. She lived the last years of her life in a hospital, even though she was perfectly healthy. Fascinating! Also, this could be part of Non-fiction November.

Maximum Security Book Club

The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison by Mikita Brottman - I love me a good reading group book. I read one about teaching literature at West Point. There's the one about the professor who travels around South America doing Jane Austen book groups. I'm stoked to see what happens in a prison book club.

That's enough for now. I have over 200 books on my shelves I haven't read. I could choose any of those. I could get something fantastic for my birthday and decide to read it immediately. The possibilities are endless!