November TBR Pile #SciFiMonth

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This month I’m joining in with Scifi Month, celebrating all things Science Fiction. As a result my TBR will be geared towards that. Not sure if I’ll get through all of these because I’m also trying to mood read as much as possible this month so we’ll see how things go. I was going to do NaNoWriMo this year, alas, I just don’t have the energy for it right now. Things have been crazy and I’ll have some news tomorrow as well of a personal nature (don’t worry, good stuff!). In the meantime, here’s my TBR for November and SciFi Month!

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – This is one of those classic books that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. For some reason we didn’t read this in school–for Bradbury we instead read The Martian Chronicles (which I loved) so I’m looking forward to checking this one out! Although I do have a feeling this might be the one book this month that I have planned that’s going to slow me down. Sometimes classics be like that. :/
  • The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal – this is a book I’ve been meaning to read since it came out! I LOVED the first book so much, it’s one of my favorites, so it’s baffling to me why it’s taken me so long to get to the sequel. Hopefully I’ll enjoy this one just as much as the first one. And then I can let myself buy book three. πŸ™‚
  • Rebel by Krista D. Ball – I’ve also been meaning to read this one for a while haha. This is a ‘pew pew’ story but it’s not a happy fun ‘pew pew’ as the main character is dealing with a lot of darkness and trauma. I’ve been loving this series so I’m looking forward to the conclusion!

So, that’s it! Once again trying to keep things simple. I do have some other books I’d love to get to in November, even some more SciFi reads, but the rest of my selections are going to be based on what I feel like. I need a month or two of mood reading! What are your reading plans this month? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to chat!

29 thoughts on “November TBR Pile #SciFiMonth

  1. Farragut says:

    It’s baffling to me why you haven’t read The Fated Sky, either, I’ve been telling you to read it since you finished The Calculating Stars! πŸ˜€

    My reading plans this month is to finish up this Star Trek series, finish my reread of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series (skipping the Mags books, of course), and to finally read Paul Cornell’s Witches of Lychford series (I read the first novella which features witches in a small English town trying to stop a chain grocery store being built), as the 5th and final novella comes out November 24.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I know you have lol
      That actually sounds like a busy month. I keep meaning to start Valdemar. I have so many books to get to though, sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking about what to read next. December will be all mood reading though, maybe I’ll start it then…

      • Farragut says:

        Well, with Star Trek I just have one book (that I’ll finish today) and 3 novellas left. For Valdemar I just have 14 books (all rereads) in 4 trilogies and a duology (I don’t expect to finish Valdemar this month). One thing I’ll say for Valdemar is that because it’s structured into trilogies, duologies, and standalones (with each set focusing on different main characters), it’s much, much easier to tackle piecemeal than approaching it like it’s a giant 26+ book series.

  2. Tammy says:

    I love that you’re sticking with your mood reading plan. I am going in the other direction this month with way too many things (my SciFiMonth plans went up yesterday) but I’m hoping its all fun😁

  3. Susan W says:

    I am so excited for Sci-Fi November! I have added Rebel to my TBR pile (thanks!) I can’t wait to hear your review of it. I wanted to recommend another book for November that I think is a must read (super unique, funny and a concept that feels like it could really happen). It’s called β€œThe Code: If your AI loses its mind, can it take meds?” by Peter McAllister ( In the future, humanity is using nano-bots to mine for resources on the moon. An AI in charge of the operation goes haywire (something similar to mental illness) and a top engineer and his team is sent to fix things before it causes the destruction of the moon and quite possibly the world! I was pretty interested in this book by the title alone, but once I started reading I basically finished it in a few sittings. This is much more different than any other β€œrobot gone haywire” scenario – I assure you! Really unique premise, worth a read! Happy SCI FI NOVEMBER EVERYONE

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I’m excited for SciFi Month! I’m glad I’m reading more SciFi this year and happy to dive into it. πŸ™‚
      Right, same thing for me with NaNo. I really want to do it again some time but also with me blogging now I have less time so who knows? I may just write when I have time and do like a year long NaNo at some point. I have to brainstorm though. πŸ™‚

  4. Zezee says:

    I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year. I wasn’t going to at first since I failed miserably last year, but since Covid is still going and I have time, I decided to do it. So far, it’s going good but I won’t win this year either. I’m a slow writer who’s very accomplished at distracting herself from writing.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Good luck! I had a few good years with NaNo and then a lot of losses but even with the losses there was some good stuff to come out of it. I really would have liked to do it this year but I just have WAY too much going on.

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