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2013: Best of October + November TBR

October has been kind of a disappointment. I read a few really good books but besides my reread of The Book Thief I didn’t read any book that really blew me away. I would be okay with that but I also read four books I was extremely excited about only to be disappointed afterwards. James Dashner’s ‘The Eye of Minds’ and ‘3:59’ by Gretchen McNeil, two books by favorite authors of mine, didn’t live up to my anticipation. Insurgent by Veronica Roth was even worse than I thought it would be. Not that bad, but I loved Divergent and Insurgent just can’t compete with it in any way. And don’t even get me started on Asylum by Madeleine Roux. HUGE disappointment.


Of course I loved reading The Book Thief again, even if it made me cry (these are the best ones anyway). I also very much enjoyed V.E. Schwab’s Vicious, a book I wish would be part of a series because it was so interesting and a fun, dark read.


Before the end of the year and want to finish some more series, therefore I plan on reading:

+ Allegiant by Veronica Roth (still don’t have that one, damn you bookdepository)

+ Rebel Angels & A Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

+ Just One Year by Gayle Forman (still waiting for the PB to come out)

+ Prodigy & Champion by Marie Lu

Also on my list:

+ Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

+ The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

+ Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (reread before Sinner comes out next year)

+ Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong