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November TBR!

Displaying 20141102_101410.jpgDisplaying 20141102_101644.jpgSince October is over, there needs to be a November TBR! First I will be finishing the two books I did not finish in October; Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Demon Blood: Enlightenment by Tim Meyer

Like some booktubers, I have a TBR jar. A TBR jar if you don't know, is a jar or container with slips of paper that have the names of books you have not read yet, but do own. So at the beginning of each month I pull one or two book slips out and try to read the books marked.

The TBR jar pick of November is Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy. This is the book which the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove was based off of. I got this book after watching the first season on Netflix. I want to read the book before I watch the second season.  

Hemlock Grove"The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel mill. A manhunt ensues—though the authorities aren't sure if it’s a man they should be looking for. 
     Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a foreboding biotech facility owned by the Godfrey family—their personal fortune and the local economy having moved on from Pittsburgh steel—where, if rumors are true, biological experiments of the most unethical kind take place. Others turn to Peter Rumancek, a Gypsy trailer-trash kid who has told impressionable high school classmates that he’s a werewolf. Or perhaps it’s Roman, the son of the late JR Godfrey, who rules the adolescent social scene with the casual arrogance of a cold-blooded aristocrat, his superior status unquestioned despite his decidedly freakish sister, Shelley, whose monstrous medical conditions belie a sweet intelligence, and his otherworldly control freak of a mother, Olivia.
     At once a riveting mystery and a fascinating revelation of the grotesque and the darkness in us all, Hemlock Grove has the architecture and energy to become a classic in its own right—and Brian McGreevy the talent and ambition to enthrall us for years to come." -Goodreads


The ImperfectionistsThen I have to read The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman for school in increments of 90 pages. This book is about correspondents who write into a newspaper based in Rome. From the few pages I have read it seem like it will be good. 

For personal reading, I will be trying to read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I kept seeing Jesse from Jessthereader, a booktuber, rave about this. Then two of my twitter friends said it was good, so I am going to read it! (@BookishGamer, @Juliababyjen)

"A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows."

-Goodreads

Other November reads are to be determined!
Hope you guys, girls, and everyone in between has a good reading month!

Love,
  --UnderYourGrace aka Ashley :D

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