Books In My TBR Pile - November 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

I've always got a huge list of books that I want to read, so I thought that it would be fun to share these with my readers. I recently picked up these six books from my local library and will be working my way through them throughout November (and maybe longer as some of them are quite lengthy novels). I'm very excited to try them and thought that you might benefit from hearing a brief overview of what they're about, so I'm here to give you just that.

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
I've already started this book, but I really want to get around to finishing it this month. As you're probably well aware of by now, I'm a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's writing and find her books to be unique and enthralling. I'm obsessed with the characters and love the whole concept of shadowhunters and the other-worldly creatures that are featured in her books. Although they can be quite long reads, they are definitely worth it, as they are packed with huge plot twists, clever uses of foreshadowing and original ideas.

Storm and Stone by Joss Stirling
This book is one that I've been meaning to read for quite some time, but I haven't got around to it yet as I simply haven't had the time. I've read one other Joss Stirling book, which was Finding Sky, and I really enjoyed it. I found it to be the perfect book for me, as it was similar to something I would write myself. I thought I would try one of her other novels to see what it was like, so I'm really excited to find out if it lives up to my expectations.

Betrayal by Gregg Olsen
Ever since I finished reading Envy by Gregg Olsen, I've been eager to read this book. This sequel will hopefully answer a lot of the questions that were remaining after the first book and give me a further insight into the aftermath of the previous plot lines. I am a huge fan of Gregg Olsen's writing and find his stories to be gripping and addictive throughout, so I'm therefore incredibly excited to read this fast-paced thriller. I've actually reviewed Envy by Gregg Olsen, so if you'd like to check that out then it can be found here.

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
I haven't heard many people talking about this book, but the concept of it sounds really interesting and unique to what I usually read. It is about a girl called Zoe who has a dark and terrible secret that she won't share with anyone, except for a murderer on Death Row, who becomes her pen-pal as she wants to share her story with someone. This novel is told through the form of letters, which is an interesting feature similar to The Perks of Being a Wallflower - a book I loved for this reason. I'm definitely anticipating this read as I feel like it may be quite poignant and moving.

Fated by Alyson Noel
I've been recommended this book by a number of people, so I thought that it was about time that I read it. Although I don't know a lot about this paranormal romance novel, it sounded really intriguing from the blurb, along the same vein as Switched by Amanda Hocking, which I quite enjoyed. I've also heard plenty of great reviews about this book, and the Soul Seekers series as a whole, so I need to see what it is that everyone is talking about.

Dead Ends by Erin Lange
The final book that I'm hoping to read was new into my library and I couldn't resist trying. The book's blurb doesn't give away much about the plot, but it does compare it to titles such as Wonder by R.J. Palacio and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I have gathered that this is a contemporary novel, which I'm not usually fond of, but it has an element of mystery, which is definitely more appealing to me and I hope that it will be worth the read. I'm not sure what to expect from this book, as it's definitely different to the books that I usually reach for, but hopefully it'll be worth trying.

These are a few of the books that I'm hoping to read this month, but there are many more books that I'd love to read in the future! Are there any books that you'd like to see me read and possibly review afterward? I'd love to hear your recommendations down in the comments and I'll try my best to read them at some point. Thank you for reading and I'll see you on Wednesday with a new post.

Love from Daisy x


  1. I definitely recommend Ketchup Clouds and Dead Ends - they're both brilliant! Some of these other ones look fantastic too!
    Lucy xx

    1. I'm really excited to start reading them and hopefully they'll be as good as you say! xx