Author's Note

TBR Check In: November 2019

So you might have noticed I was offline for most of October – I announced a hiatus over on Twitter as I’ve been struggling with my health and needed a few weeks without the pressure of reviewing. Still, I’m back now, and trying my hardest to catch up – I have about a dozen reviews I’ve read the books for and need to write so I’m aiming to get my list clear in November, as well as several blog tours. I might be posting twice some days to get things up to speed!

Goodreads Reading Challenge


I made it! Despite a lacklustre reading month (my worst so far, at only 24 books), I hopped over the finish line of my Goodreads Challenge and have officially read more books than there are days in the year. #Hallowreadathon helped squeeze in three more before the end of the month for a total of 368 books. I’m not going to up my goal, just keep reading and see how far I get in the next two months.

My Owned TBR

Owned TBR is at 619, so down by 4, which is at least some progress considering it’s been a brilliant month for new releases. I’m really cutting back on the book buying, so I’m hoping that I can squeak this under 600 by the end of the year… Maybe?


On NetGalley things are looking pretty bad, with 148 books awaiting review. I’m going to be doing some #NonStopNetGalley-ing this month, so I’m hoping to get this under 130 by December 1st, with 18 reviews submitted.

Blog Tours

It’s a busy old month for blog tours, with some books I’m really looking forward to! I can’t wait to talk about Girls of Storm and Shadow, and I’m excited to return to the world of The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen with new companion book The Sky Weaver.

7th – Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

8th – This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman

11th – The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli

18th – The Raided Heart by Jennifer C Wilson

29th – The Sword of Kaigen by ML Wang


No TBR for me again this month, as I’m still a little shaky health-wise so I want to be able to pick up whatever I feel like. I have plenty of variety in the things I need to review, so I expect it will be a rather mixed bag!

18 thoughts on “TBR Check In: November 2019

  1. Oh wow thats alot of Netgalley books. I can’t even find that many on there to request. 😂 But I understand how they can pile up. Physical books are just easier sometimes to read.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes! Particularly when I’m ill I find myself reaching for paperbacks over my tablet – they just feel more comforting? But I need to get working on it. It’s about a year’s worth of requests, plus I went mad when I first got NG and requested everything, haha! I know better now…


  2. Hope you’re feeling a little better, sometimes taking a step back can be so refreshing! This is such a great way to keep track of all of your tbrs – digital and physical. You’ve read an amazing amount of books, congratulations on reaching your tbr goal! Wish I was able to read even half of this much 🙈😂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I hope you continue to feel better! Especially so you can get through your NetGalley books. I’ve got about 50 books to read and review because I also went a bit mad during my first couple of years. I still do sometimes *facepalm*

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s