It’s NOVEMBER!! EEEEKKKK!!! In about 3 weeks my daughter will be 13!!!! Say what?! Yes, my baby is gonna be a teenager and I still can’t wrap my mind around that. I still remember every detail from the day she was born,down to the smells.
Not only has her personality matured but her style and taste has changed as well. She is what she calls an e girl( for us old folks that’s goth) with heavy influences the 90s. We are still rebuilding her new wardrobe and it now comes with black platform combat boots,oversized sweaters, lip gloss, etc. Who is this child?! My one comfort is she still thinks I’m kinda cool. At least cool enough to steal my clothes. You can tell I’m completely chill about this parenting milestone,right?!…what was I supposed to be talking about…?! Oh yeah, BOOKS! Let’s talk about November.
I really want to finish The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber but its an +1000 pg read that I’m only 400 something pages into and it’s due back at the library in 4 days. There’s no chance, I’ll be able to read it all by then with 2 kids and a sick mom to care for. So, I think I’m going to return it and then borrow it again. I love how the story is playing put, love the characters and setting. It reminds me so much of one of my favorite shows, Harlots.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Benett was a recommendation from the NYPL website. It’s also due back at the library in a few days. I think I might be able to finish it, if not I’ll take it out again. The story is interesting even though it drags just a tad. I always enjoy fictional depictions of the Black experience in America. If you like Imitation of Life, this one is for you.
I started reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë years ago but never got very far before returning it to the library…wow I really suck at finishing books by the due date. I’ve got it as an e read on Libby and I haven’t cracked it open yet because I’m trying to finish the two previous books I mentioned. Fall is the perfect season for a classic gothic tale. I’m trying to get my hands on Rebeca by Daphne Du Maurier but I’m wait listed.
I also have Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence and The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E Schwab requested from the library. As soon as I get them, I’m reading them because they’re all in high demand apparently. I’m 9 books away from my reading goal of 35 books for the year. According to Goodreads, I must read 1 book a week until the end of the year to hit my goal, so this month’s TBR is very ambitious. What are you reading rhis month?