TBR: Novellas in November (2018)

This year I am planning on participating in Novellas in November. You can find an overview of the history of this event and further links on Laura’s blog.

There are two (main) reasons why I am trying to participate in Novellas in November:

  1. One of my reading resolutions was to read more novellas this year. I haven’t really done that.
  2. My reading has been super slow these last few weeks.

I am not very good at TBRs (which is why I have stopped setting myself any), so I will have to wait and see how it goes this month, but I do have a few novellas I want to get to. I will try to read as many as possible in a single sitting in the hopes of getting into the groove of reading again.

35954933The Strange Bird by Jeff VanderMeer

I adore Jeff VanderMeer’s writing and own a few books of his that I haven’t read, but for some reason I have not picked any of his books up in months. Crossing this one off my TBR would be ace.

25667918Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

I have heard amazing things about this series, but I also DNFed one of Nnedi Okorafor’s other books (man, that one was disappointingly romance heavy). I want to like her writing more than I do, I think. But, this is less than 100 pages long and will hopefully be as great as everybody says it is.

22359316Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I would be nice to have read at least one classic book this year. I have neglected older books altogether this year and maybe that is a mistake. I have not read any Steinbeck but I have the nagging feeling that I would adore his work if I just got off my butt and actually read one of his books

32606889The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

This sounds SO brilliant. And creepy. And disturbing. I was super excited when I bought it and really should get to it before the year ends.


35519101Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries #3 by Martha Wells

I have read the first two in the series earlier this year and really enjoy the characters and the humor. It is just fluffy enough to hopefully sooth my reading despair.

Are you planning of participating in Novellas in November? What are your reading plans in general?

17 thoughts on “TBR: Novellas in November (2018)

  1. Of Mice and Men was one of the books I read when I was trying desperately to hit 100 out of the “1001 books you must read before you die” list. Can’t really go wrong with Steinbeck! The Pearl is good too.

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  2. Of Mice and Men was one of the books I did for our first Novellas in November back in 2013. It’s ridiculously good. Coincidentally (looking at Laura’s comment) I’m planning on reading The Pearly this year. Good luck! Glad you’re coming along. Novellas are always great fun.

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  3. I really enjoyed Of Mice and Men, but East of Eden is THE BEST so I hope you do eventually pick that one up. Looking forward to your reviews of all of these, especially The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, that one sounds so brilliant and has been on my TBR for a while.

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    1. I asked a huge Steinbeck fan a while ago which book I should start with and he recommended this. And then I never got around to reading it so I really should remedy that. And it’s so short, I really have no excuse!


  4. You’ve inspired me! I was struggling with my too-long-for-a-short-story piece, but not-long-enough-for-a-novel work, but I realize now it is a perfect little novella! Happy to hear there are readers that appreciate them also! I’m back to work. Thanks.


  5. The only book on this list I’ve read is ‘Of Mice and Men,’ which I thought was fantastic! Another good classic novella you might want to check out (if you haven’t read it already) is ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell.


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