November 2020 TBR list: last month was so successful I read all 7 books plus 2 more; I decided to do it again and add 8 and knock out some books that have been on my TBR for quite some time. I recently had an appendectomy so I have plenty of time to read and rest as I recover.
One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus is the sequel to One of Us is Lying which I really enjoyed last month. One of Us is Next is up for a Goodreads choice award for YA fiction. The first one I was blown away by how fun it was and rated it 5 out of 5 stars. I have high hopes for the 2nd one that involves the same characters.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline is the sequel to the blockbuster Ready Player One, a book that was made into a movie by Stephen Spielberg. This is one I don’t want to know too much going into so I have not read a whole lot of what it is about. I have it on pre-order and it is published the day before Thanksgiving.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a book that I have heard a lot of buzz about. It is a gothic romance with an element of horror added. It is culturally accurate and set in 1950’s Mexico. This is my most anticipated read for this month.
His & Hers by Alice Feeney is a book that is not really on anyone’s radar but those I know who have read it are raving about it. This book has the intriguing tag line: “There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.”
Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir is from the author of Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth. Both of which I have read and enjoyed. Those books were very dark and I am looking forward to reading this because it is way different from lesbian necromancy. A special thanks to Netgalley and Subterranean Press for allowing me to read it early. It will be published on November 30, 2020.
Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind is the 2nd book of the Sword of Truth series. This series has been one I have been meaning to return to because of my love for the Legend of the Seeker TV show. Wizards First Rule (book 1) is my most searched for through search engines, which has motivated me to get back into the series.
Black Hammer, Vol. 4: Age of Doom, Part Two by Jeff Lemire is the 4th and last book of the series. I have really enjoyed it so far. The series takes pulp characters from 1940’s and 50’s and makes them fresh and new. I discovered these graphic novels when they were up for Goodreads choice awards.
Suicide Squad, Volume 1: Trial By Fire by John Ostrander and Kim Yale is a graphic novel was written in the 1980’s and was highly influenced by the A Team TV show. I bought this graphic novel at a bargain bin for $3 in anticipation of the Suicide Squad movie coming out soon. The director James Gunn said he combed through the years of Suicide Squad comics looking for some of the quirkiest characters to bring to the screen. I thought the 80’s version would have those characters in it.