November TBR: Birthday Cruise

November is always my favorite month.  Always.  Would you like to know why?  Because my birthday is in November!  Normally I don’t actually see my birthday as a big event.  I just like receiving presents.  My family isn’t exactly all that touchy feely and you know after my brother and I passed the primary school stage we never really invested in doing birthdays.  But I still always liked getting presents and I knew that straight after my birthday I could start getting excited about Christmas.  But these past three years (this year included) I’ve done (/will do) some pretty cool things.  Three years ago my best friend hosted my first ever Surprise Party (which coincidentally was also my first McDonald’s birthday party) so obviously that was amazing, but then the next year just after I graduated high school my mum took me to Hawaii which was my first overseas holiday.  This year for my 19th birthday I’m going to be going on a cruise around the South Pacific.  Initially I wasn’t actually going on this cruise, my mum is a holiday club member (I don’t know, she gets deals in the mail and stuff) and there was this deal she found but it expired that night.  Basically she could book ten rooms for the price of two or five or something, given not everyone got back to her that night she put down my name as a place marker.  Unfortunately it didn’t actually work that way and while you can add people later, you can’t delete ones already put down.  And to not go would cost mum a huge fine so now ‘m going. Part of me is still hesitant because I’ll be rooming with my mum’s (elderly) friend and I don’t exactly sleep well when I’m with people I don’t know or like that well. But I figure I can just hang out on the pool deck with some sunscreen/tanner and bring a bunch of books with me and basically only go to my room to sleep (maybe during the day?) and to shower.  So of course I needed a Cruise TBR, while I initially wanted to read ‘Summery’ books (light fluffy romances etc..) I decided that it would be better to take some of my more notable TBR’s from my bookshelf to get through.  And I really want to push myself to finish all these books by the time I get home (which is the day before my birthday!).

The Elemental Trilogy

(The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea and The Immortal Heights)

by Sherry Thomas




Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen


The Wrath and the Dawn

by Renee Ahdieh


A Little Something Different

by Sandy Hall


The Rest of Us Just Live Here

by Patrick Ness



by Sharon Cameron


While I’m on holiday I might hand write some reviews, or at least partial reviews, but I will most definitely write my initial reactions and share them when I get back home.  I know I really want to read these books, but sometimes I just can’t get into a book at the time.  I’ll try but I don’t want to force myself to read a book because then I’ll hate it, even if it’s well written.  I’ll do a catch-up post when I get back home.

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