November Wrap-Up and Book Haul

November was my birthday month and I received a huge number of books. I’ve tried to cut down on how many new-to-me books I buy though and hope this continues. 

Books Read: 15
ARCs Read: 3
Favourite Books: The Light Between Worlds / The City of Brass 
Least Favourite Book: The Billionaire Takes All 

Books Read in November

The Shining by Stephen King [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Still Lives by Maria Hummel [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Billionaire Takes All by JS Scott ⭐⭐
On the Front Line by Stacey Dooley ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown ⭐⭐⭐
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bookworm by Lucy Mangan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E Weymouth [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson [Litsy Whodunnit] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve & Jeremy Levett ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Born Lippy by Jo Brand ⭐⭐⭐

November Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought:

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel by AW Jantha 
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve 

Bought / Traded Books I’ve Already Read:

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Signed)
This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (Signed)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (Signed Collector’s)
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Signed US)

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

ARCs/Review Copies:

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons (Tor)
Thrill Seekers by Edwina Shaw (Ransom)
This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow (Harper360)

Books Received as Gifts:

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (B&N Leatherbound)
Jurassic Park & The Lost World by Michael Crichton (B&N Leatherbound)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin Leatherbound)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Penguin Leatherbound)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Classics Reimagined)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Classics Reimagined)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (Classics Reimagined)
Bring Me Their Hearts 
by Sarah Wolf
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
A is for Arsenic by Kathryn Harkup
All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
The Poison Bed by Elizabeth Fremantle

The Land of Yesterday by KA Reynolds
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling (Illustrated)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (B&N Exclusive)
The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Signed)
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce (Signed)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Folio Society)
Eve Was Shamed by Helena Kennedy (Signed)
Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott (Signed)
Fever by Deon Meyer (Signed)
Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Signed)

On the one hand, I’m pleased I bought only 3 new-to-me books but my overall haul was still huge (blame my birthday!). With Christmas coming, I can’t imagine December will be much better for my overflowing shelves.


  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    30 November 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Wow, congrats on reading 15 books! I hope you enjoy all your new ones. Have a great December!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 December 2018 at 3:25 PM

      Thank you! I hope you have a great December too.

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