TBRs and Wrap ups

November 2019 TBR // A mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary

I’ve got some exciting reading planned for November, but I’m only setting myself a gentle TBR. (By gentle, I mean not set in stone.)

I’ve been finding more and more recently that I want to mood read, so I’m going to give myself the chance to do that this month. Below are some of books I’d like to read, but I’m going to see what I fancy picking up each week.


40580686War Girls

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.

In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life.

Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.

And they’re willing to fight an entire war to get there.

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The Sky Weaver

At the end of one world, there always lies another.

Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard-helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation.

Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as The Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman ability to move between worlds.

When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist?

Then Safire and Eris-sworn enemies-find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara.

From the port city of Darmoor to the fabled faraway Sky Isles, their search and their stories become threaded ever more tightly together as they discover the uncertain fate they’re hurtling towards may just be a shared one. In this world, and the next.

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Sick Kids in Love

Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s easier–
It’s safer–
It’s better–
–for the other person.

She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis.
But then she meets another sick kid.

He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor.

He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s complicated–
It’s dangerous–
It’s never felt better–
–to consider breaking that rule for him.

43568394The Guinevere Deception

Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail.

The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live.

And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur’s knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.

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Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea, at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat.

But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

As her college decision looms, Rosa collides – literally – with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?


I’m currently reading my hardback of War Girls and enjoying the futuristic tech. I’m also about half way through Don’t Date Rosa Santos on audio and I love the small-town-big-drama vibes.

What are you reading in November? Have you read any of these books?

Until next time,KateNEW

9 thoughts on “November 2019 TBR // A mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary

  1. I’ve decided to mood read more now too! I’m loving it! I’m hoping to read some spooky thriller type reads. ‘Tis’ the season at the mo and then some wintery fantasy I think in December. Great post Kate.

  2. Hallo, Hallo,…

    I feel a bit out of the loop with our #blogging4books group – I know the convos shifted off Twitter and are now on Insta – but with my health afflictions in recent months I’ve missed loads of posts and couldn’t travel through the blogosphere to visit with you guys either. I wanted to drop by and say “Hallo!” 🙂 However, I spied a book we share a mutual interest in which is “The Guinevere Deception” – I borrowed it from my library *but!* that was before my #HoHoHoRAT and #SciFiMonth selections arrived and I had to give it back before I even opened it! 😦

    I wanted to read it after I settle into Nicole Evelina’s “The Once and Future Queen” which is a Non-Fiction book about Guinevere as it was her trilogy which originally tipped my interest into this lovely sub-niche of genre — then, I found “Sign of the White Foal” which takes us through a lens of Arthur rather than Evelina’s Feminist bent with Guinevere. Third, I crossed paths with Jon Black and will be reading his “Bel Nemeton” where I re-enter through a lens focused on Merlin! Imagine!? I didn’t even know there were other authors out there writing these lovelies… so, in theory, I’m hoping to read 3x of these plus Signe Pike’s “The Lost Queen” before New Year’s! Wish me luck!

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts and your takeaways… I’ll share mine once I get the audiobook back! Wishing you readerly blissitudes! Ooh all those stories I’ve mentioned are reviewed on my blog except for the ones in progress if you wanted to check them out.

  3. I feel like it’s one of those rare times that every book on your tbr is on my tbr too! I definitely won’t get to all of them, if any of them, in November but hit me up if you would like to buddy read Don’t Date Rosa Santos 🙂

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