November TBR Game

Hello everyone and welcome to another round of our TBR Game, “Fighting Evil by Book Light!”


1. Five turns: two spins, each. First: card; Second: prompt
2. Played monthly.
3. If the wheel arrow lands exactly between two pieces, re-spin.
4. Cards updated.
5. Must accept result of each spin. No re-spins.
6. Unfinished books may be carried over to next month (optional)
*7. If participating in a readathon, can modify TBR game for that readathon.

November TBR Game

TBR Video

Today’s Candidates:


  1. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
  2. Fayne by Ann Marie MacDonalde
  3. The Theory of Crows by David A. Robertson
  4. Dashing Through the Snowbirds by Donna Andrews
  5. How to Succeed in WitchCraft
  6. Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala


  1. A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, Paul McCarthy (Translator)
  2. Pickles Vs. The Zombies by Angela Misri
  3. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
  4. The Eyes of the Cat by Moebius & Jodorowsky
  5. Cat vs. Human Fairy Tails by Yasmine Surovec
  6. The Mutts Autumn Diaries by Patrick McDonnell


  1. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  2. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
  3. Babel by R.F. Kuang
  4. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
  5. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith
  6. Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 6


  1. Cassandra Steps Out by Isabelle Bottier, Hélène Canac (Illustrator)
  2. Pardalita by Joana Estrela
  3. Amazona by Canizales
  4. The Mutts Autumn Diaries by Patrick McDonnell
  5. Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
  6. Unfamiliar by Haley Newsome


  1. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
  2. The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
  3. By the Book by Jasmine Guillory
  4. Finding Family at Seabreeze Farm
  5. Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
  6. Noelle the First by Nicole Falls


  1. Black Girls Must Die Exhausted by Jayne Allen
  2. Strangers by Katherena Vermette
  3. The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly by Meredith Tate
  4. To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
  5. A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  6. Murder at the Bookstore by Sue Minix

And we also have rereads and an add a book cards as well!

TBR Game Playlist

Playlist Link

Want to play at home?

Simplified Version:

In this version, the Random Name Picker below will choose your genre cards for you!
Enter the following:

For list of names, enter:
New Releases (Sailor Mercury)
Add a Book
(Tuxedo Mask)
(Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Pluto)
(Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune)
Cat Books
(Sailor Venus with Artemis and Sailor Moon with Luna)
Manga/Graphic Novel
(Sailor Moon)
Romance (Sailor Mars Saturn)
(Sailor ChibiMoon)

Do this five times to select your genre cards and from there, you can pick whatever book you would like to for your TBR! But remember, if “Add a Book” is selected, you will have to add a book! Or, you can delete this option since it can get out of hand pretty quickly! Alternatively, you can pick as many books as you’d like to.

Random Name Picker

If you would instead like to download the genre cards and select your cards in a different way, they are included below.

Genre Cards:

TBR Cards:

Detailed Version:

Before you play this version, download the Combined Genre + Book Cards below and add your own candidates to each card. For your first turn, select your genre card by pasting the following into the random name generator. This will provide you with your genre card.

for list of names, enter:
New Releases
Add a Book
Cat Books
Manga/Graphic Novel

Random Name Picker

Once you have your genre selected, then roll the dice to select your candidate. Repeat this process five times, or as many times as you would like to in order to pick your TBR. Remember to add a book each time you choose Add a Book.

Random Number Generator

Combined Genre + Book Cards:

TBR Cards:

QOTD: Will you be playing along?
Let us know your TBR picks for November!

Friday Reads

Hi everyone! Here are all of the books I’ve read this past week! (Please note that my Youtube Video extends beyond this past week. And I forgot to add a children’s book!). This one will be very brief – currently resting from a lower back injury, but recovering well. Enjoy!

Recently Read

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Lucky Cat by AsianBossGirl and illustrated by Eunice Chen. (NG)

The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson.

The Unbalanced Equation by H.L. MacFarlane. (NG)

A Nico-Colored Canvas by Nao Shikita. (NG)

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Stacy King (Adaptor), Crystal S. Chan (Contributor), Daria Rhodes (Lettering), and Kuma Chan (Illustrator). (NG)

Baker and Taylor and the Mystery of the Library Cats by Candy Rodo illustrated by Weaverbird Interactive. (NG)

Underneath the Earth’s Crust by Mack Van Gageldonk. (NG)

Currently Reading

Lore by Alexandra Bracken.

The Nine: Origins by Kes Trester. (NG)

Next Reads

Ghostcloud by Michael Mann. (NG)

Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe. (NG)

The Lost Witch by Paige Crutcher.(NG)

The Gravity of Existence by Christina Sng. (NG)

Note: NetGalley copies are designated as NG. These are provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publishers and to NetGalley, all opinions are my own.

QOTD: What are you reading?
Let us know!

Friday Reads #2

Hi everyone!

These are our Friday reads which includes all of the books I’ve read since my last Recent Reads video. And guess what? We are doing the ARCathon, hosted by Marti and Britt! And trying to catch up to our July TBR reads (note: we’ve had to forward a couple of books and DNF one). I’ve included summaries of all books here for a quick glance. Make sure to watch the video below – it was a lot of fun to film with Olivia!

Content warnings links are included if listed on The Storygraph.

Recently Read

Always Never by Jodi Lafebre. This was a love story told in reverse over a long timespan – 40 years! Many people will love the story. I ended up not being a fan of the artwork and story as it progressed.
Content warnings.

I am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume. A story narrated by a highly observant cat who has a witty take on the humans of the household, set in middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji Era. I found it challenging to read and review due to some of the subject matter within the book.
Content warnings.

From Eve to Dawn: A HIstory of Women in the Worly by Marilyn French. This book was such an impressive historical account of women throughout history, beginning in prehistory to ancient Egypt, China, India, Peru, Mexico, Greece and Rome. Also, there is commentary of women’s relationship to various religions. Read this if you want to learn more about women’s issues told through a feminist lense.

Yasmin the Detective by Saadia Faruqi and Hatem Aly (Illustrator). Very cute book about a young girl named Yasmin who helps her grandmother find some missing items by using her detective skills. Lots of fun! There is a glossary in Urdu at the back of the book among other gems.

Lola and the New School by Keka Novales. Beautiful book about Lola who has just changed schools and is making friends. I loved the infusion of Guatemalan culture in this book. Excellent for young readers, with lots of activity and prompts in the book. Learn how to make the Abuelita’s limeade!

How Science Saved the Eiffel Tower by Emma Bland Smith and Lisa Visirin (Illustrator). This book was so cool! It’s filled with scientific facts and applications of the Eiffel Tower. I would highly recommend this nonfiction for young and adult readers, alike. Fascinating!

Shoo! by Susie Bower, Grancesca Gambatesa (Illustrator). This was beautiful picture book about a woman who has a new neighbour – a zoo! And the inhabitants really cause quite a caucus, so Mrs. Golightly has to figure out how to maintain the peace at home – or adapt. Funny, beautiful, and teaches about adapting to changes.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Baby’s First Book of Extraordinary Women by Rebel Girls. This was filled with lots of short biographies of empowering women. Filled with diverse representations of women, and that will hopefully become even more diverse, inclusive, and expansive in future volumes.

With the Right to Fight: Planting Peace by Anika Christopher. Wonderful story about a Nobel Peace Prize winner from Kenya who enriches the world by starting an initiative the lead to the planting of millions and millions of trees. Totally amazing, beautiful, poetic and amazing to read. Highly recommended.

A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria. Second chance romance Gabe (gym owner; Peurto Rican/Mexican heritage) and Michelle (freelancer and strategic marketer; Peurto Rico/Italian heritage). Gabe is set to start a new gym in NYC and his business partner unknowingly reaches out to Michelle who has a very complicated past with Gabe. It’s well written, it’s funny, it’s intense – a little too much for me at times haha but it was fun to read, overall!
Content Warnings.

Currently Reading

A Treacher Tale by Elizabeth Penney. Loving this so far! This is the second book in The Cambridge Bookshop Series in which our protagonist, Molly, owns a bookstore and learns that Iona York, author of The Strawberry Girls classic tales, lives closeby! She visits her cottage and discovers a dead body right beside her home! That is where I’ve left off in Chapter 1 and I can’t wait to see how Molly and company get to the bottom of this mystery.

The Kindest Lie by a Johnson. Enjoying this – reading for my July TBR Game! Speaking of which, I think I need to limit next month’s TBR game to five books because August is going to be full of books for ARCathon and catching up to last month’s TBR game. But we can do it! Olivia and I are up to the challenge.
Content warnings.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken. Need to finish this for the July TBR game! I’ve mentioned this one before, it’s been described as a mixture between Greek Mythology and The Hunger Games. I’ve barely dug into this one and am starting to remember what it’s all about. Can give a deeper analysis next Friday!
Content warnings.

The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero. Reading for ARCathon. This is beautiful and tells a story of a girl of a biracial Jewish girl who is sent away to stay with her aunt in Prague. She is torn between pursuing her parent’s wishes of having a stable career, for example in the sciences or medicine, and becoming a violinist. While she’s in Prague, she learns about a forgotten Jewish ancestry, encounters a ghost name Benjamin and also a man with no shadow, Rudolf Wassermann. This is beautifully written, every page feels like your being entranced by the author, and I’m enjoying it so much!
Content warnings.

Next Reads

Anne of Green Gables by Stacy King (Adaptor), Crystal S. Chan (Contributor), Daria Rhodes (Lettering), Kuma Chan (Illustrator), L.M. Montgomery (Original Author). This is a manga adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. I started to read it for NetGalley a few months ago, however I had to stop because it was just really ill formatted. I want to finish it, though, so I have the book on hold at the library. Would love to have this read for ARCathon, hosted by Marti and Britt!

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Reading this lovely retelling via the Top Shelf Society buddy read! I am a cohost and we definitely invite you to join us! Click here for details and synopsis. Can’t wait!
Content warnings.

QOTD: What are you reading?
Let us know!