November TBR Recap

In January, I set a goal to read 108 books before the end of 2018 and I reached it in November so I had no choice (!) but to pushing it a little further to 120 for the year. I don’t think I’ve ever read that much before and it would be a nice achievement.

In October, I made a list of some of the books that I wanted to read and then I made a video revisiting that TBR. You can click the link to watch that review to see what I read from the list and whether I completed the challenge. In November, I decided to do it again – publish my TBR and then review the list and see how many of the books that I had on my radar, I actually completed. Now before I go any further, let me say that some life changes precluded my normal reading pace. As you might already know, I got married 10 days ago and it was a bit of a whirlwind romance, engagement and wedding planning period so I read less than half of what I usually do but reading helps me relax so I always have a book close by and that’s probably why I read as much as I did even during one of the busiest periods of my life thus far.

Below is my November reading list – the red highlight indicates that I finished the book.

Lalathon TBR (to read By Nov. 9)
  • Little Fires Everywhere /Celeste Ng
  • The Dinner /Herman Koch
  • The Goldfinch /Donna Tartt
Non Fiction November TBR
  • One Person, No Vote /Carol Anderson
  • Hillbilly Elegy /J. D. Vance
  • The Swerve /Stephen Greenblatt
  • The Opposite of Loneliness /Marina Keegan
  • Hellhound On His Trail /Hampton Sides
  • Maus /Art Spiegelmann
  • Secondhand Time /Svetlana Alexievich
  • Fallout /Peter Watson
Man Booker Prize Winner TBR
  • The Sea, The Sea /Iris Murdoch
  • The Ghost Road /Pat Barker
  • The Conservationist /Nadine Gordimer – read in December
  • The Old Devils /Kingsley Amis
  • Rites of Passage /William Golding
  • G. /John Berger
Advance Reader Copies from Netgalley
  • Wrangler’s Rescue /B.J. Daniels
  • Magnolia Lane
  • Quantum Convention /Eric Schlich
  • The Adults /Caroline Hulse (read in December)
  • The Frolic of the Beasts /Yukio Mishima
Carried over from my October TBR that I still want to read
  • The Court Dancer /Kyung-Sook Shin
  • The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness /Kyung-Sook Shin
  • The Lowland /Jhumpa Lahiri (currently reading)

What about you? How did you do with your reading goals last month?

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