Nov 01

November TBR List

In an attempt at both organisation and motivation, at the start of each month I’m sharing a list of books I read during the previous month and a selection of titles from my TBR pile(s) that I would like to read during the coming month. October was a hectic month and I tried to focus on YA and general fiction novels on my TBR, so I didn’t read as many books as I would have liked. I did manage to include some poetry and a couple of novels though, so I’m happy with the final tally.

Read in October

  1. The Patterson Girls by Rachael Johns (General Fiction)
  2. The Foretelling of Georgie Spider (The Tribe #3) by Ambelin Kwaymullina (YA Fiction)
  3. The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan (General Fiction)
  4. Harriet Clare: Boys Beware!!! by Louise Park (ill. Marlene Monterrubio) (Junior Fiction)
  5. Meet Sidney Nolan by Yvonne Mes and Sandra Eterovic (PB)
  6. Lola’s Toy Box: The Treasure Trove by Danny Parker (ill. Guy Shield) (Junior Fiction)
  7. The Christmas Peg by Cameron Williams and Matthew Martin (PB)
  8. Animal Architects by Daniel Nassar & Julio Antonia Blasco (Junior Non-Fiction)
  9. Alice’s Food A – Z by Alice Zaslavsky (Junior Non-Fiction)
  10. The White Rose (Lone City #2) by Amy Ewing (YA Fiction)
  11. The Peony Lantern by Frances Watts (Middle Fiction)
  12. Ten Thousand Skies Above You (YA Fiction)
  13. Haiku Journey by Deborah Kelly (Poetry)
  14. Pickle & Bree’s Guide to Good Deeds: The Birthday Party Cake by Alison Reynolds and Mikki Butterley (PB)
  15. The Callahan Split by Lisa Heidke (General Fiction)
  16. Where’s Jessie? by Janeen Brian and Anne Spudvilas (PB)
  17. Silly Squid by Janeen Brian & Cheryll Johns (PB – poetry)
  18. Happy by Pharrell Williams (PB)


October  total: 18 books (6 picture books, 2 junior fiction, 1 middle fiction, 3 young adult fiction, 3 general fiction, 2 junior non-fiction, 1 poetry)


November TBR List


  • If… by David J. Smith and Steve Adams
  • The Perilous Adventure of the Pilfered Penguin by Class 2H at Newcastle East Public School
  • The Creatures of Dryden Gully by Aunty Ruth Hegarty and Sandi Harrold
  • In the Evening by Edwina Wyatt and Gaye Chapman
  • The Football’s Revolt by Lewitt-Him



  • One Rule for Jack by Sally Morgan & Ezekiel Kwaymullina (ill. Craig Smith)
  • Wolves of the Witchwood (The Impossible Quest #2) by Kate Forsyth
  • Penelope Perfect: Very Private List for Camp Success by Chrissie Perry
  • Mystery & Mayhem (Alana Oakley #1) by Poppy Inkwell
  • Nonsense! Said the Tortoise by Margaret J Baker
  • Mister Cassowary by Samantha Wheeler
  • Frank Einstein and the Electro-finger by Jon Scieszka (ill. Brian Biggs)
  • Emily’s Tiara Trouble (The Anti-Princess Club #1) by Samantha Turnbell (ill. Sarah Davis)



  • The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
  • Voyage of the Moon Child (Empire of the Waves #1) by Christopher Richardson
  • Ophelia: Queen of Denmark by Jackie French
  • The Grimstones Collection by Asphyxia
  • The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy) by Shannon Hale
  • Sister Heart by Sally Morgan
  • Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars by Martine Murray



  • Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer
  • Frankie and Joely by Nova Weetman
  • Fearless (Hidden #3) by Marianne Curley
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker
  • Stay with Me by Maureen McCarthy
  • Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
  • The Guy, The Girl, The Artist and his Ex by Gabrielle Williams
  • Mein teuflisch glamouröses Praktikum by Gabrielle Tozer



  • The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood



  • The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made by Fiona Katauskas
  • Backyard Bees by Doug Purdie
  • From India with Love by Latika Bourke
  • Numbers are Forever by Liz Strachan
  • Very Good Lives by J K Rowling
  • Remembered by Heart by Various (foreword by Sally Morgan)
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Is This My Beautiful Life by Jessica Rowe
  • Authorpreneurship by Hazel Edwards
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  1. Deborah

    A huge list as per usual Susan. As a reader of only fiction I only recognise The Heart Goes Last, which I didn’t particularly enjoy I have to admit.

    I suspect that’s more about me and my taste however.

    Have a great month!
    Deborah´s last blog post ..Weekly check in

    1. Susan

      As usual, I’m being overly ambitious with my list, but I am finding that I’m reading more diversely and more frequently since I’ve actively listed a portion of my TBR pile to tackle. Of course, I often end up choosing books that aren’t specifically listed in the post, but if the end result is reading more books, I guess that doesn’t really matter.

      I’m really curious about The Heart Goes Last. I love Atwood’s books, but that possibly means that I’ll go into it with much higher expectations than I would otherwise.

      I hope you have a great month of reading as well. 🙂

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