My favorite month has already passed and one more month before it is my other favorite month which is December. I had an awesome birthday, celebrating it with my dear princess who also turned 3 months on the same day. I can’t thank God enough for his faithfulness and for wonderful friends who made me feel special and loved on my birthday. Special shout-out to my friends in my favorite book club, TFG. Thanks guys! Your thoughtfulness made my birthday extra special. <3

TFG bday notes
book club love <3

I had a grand time celebrating my birthday last month, but the downside is that I wasn’t able to read much haha! I was busy catching up with my backlogs that I wasn’t able to read and finish other books aside from Garden Spells. Here’s a recap of how I fared with my required reads for October:

  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Finished on November 2, 2013. 4/5 stars. Nomnomnom. ♥ Will post my thoughts on this soon!
  • Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. Untouched. I can’t handle another high fantasy (and another tome) this time, considering that I’m still struggling to finish George RR Martin’s A Storm of Swords. I will give time to this next year.

And now for November!


I am happy to report that I have already reached my reading goal of 40 books for this year (this after I increased my goal from the original 30). Because of this, I will now take my reading slow, aiming to finish the books I have started before the year ends. To date, I have three backlogs: Little Women, A Storm of Swords, and Lolita. I hope to finish all these three soon (A Storm of Swords is quite a struggle) that is why I have chosen only two books for this month:

2013 November Required Reading

  • The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster. The book club’s book of the month. Started a few chapters already and so far so good.
  • A Bottle of Storm Clouds by Eliza Victoria. I have heard good things about Eliza Victoria’s books, and after thinking out loud about this on Twitter, a very good friend sent me a copy of this book for my birthday. This is a collection of creepy, scary, spooky stories and these, I think, are apt as Halloween reads.

Here’s to a more productive reading month. Happy November! 🙂



4 thoughts on “REQUIRED READING: November 2013

  1. ASOS! You can do it Lynai! 🙂 Tigana is an awesome fantasy book too, and I am glad you are open to giving it another shot. I just got off finishing City of Glass in the New York Trilogy. I must admit, it was a strange and perplexing story but I am still engaged enough to carry on. Have a great November! 😀

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