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The Thankfulness Project

Hey guys! So, I decided to do this kind of randomly (and if I’m ripping off some actual project name, I apologize), but I decided I’m going to try really hard to not buy any books this month. I know, the horror! But A) I have tons of books that I own and want to read and B) I have no money. Plus, Thanksgiving! So it seems like the perfect time to exercise some thankfulness and self-control. 🙂

I am allowing myself one exception: I ordered a book last month that just came in, so I feel like it’s really an October purchase (although I totally haven’t paid for it yet, lol).

So here is my working TBR for the Thankfulness project:

  1. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa book cover image

The sequel to The Immortal Rules, which I reviewed last month. I bought The Eternity Cure right after reading The Immortal Rules, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

2. The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen

The Runaway King by jennifer Nielsen book cover image.

I re-read The False Prince for the first time in several years last month, and I loved it! I’m enjoying working my way back through this series before reading the new book.

3. Shadows by Robin McKinley

Shadows by Robin McKinley book cover image

Maggie knows something’s off about Val, her mom’s new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won’t have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But—more importantly—what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggie’s great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago.
Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. He’s from Oldworld too—and he’s heard of Maggie’s stepfather, and has a guess about Val’s shadows. Maggie doesn’t want to know . . . until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage.
In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggie’s discovering the world will need both to survive.
(from Goodreads)

Reading Sunshine by Robin McKinley (see my review here) really peaked my interest in this one, which I picked up a few months ago.

4. Thirst No.1 by Christopher Pike

Thirst No. 1  by Christopher Pike book cover image.

Alisa has been in control of her urges for the five thousand years she has been a vampire. She feeds but does not kill, and she lives her life on the fringe to maintain her secret. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must break her own rules in order to survive.

Her quest leads her to Ray. He is the only person who can help her; he also has every reason to fear her. Alisa must get closer to him to ensure her immortality. But as she begins to fall in love with Ray, suddenly there is more at stake than her own life…. (from Goodreads)

I know I’ve already read a lot of vampire novels this year, but….I have to see it through, okay? And how am I supposed to resist a vampire romance where the girl finally gets to be the powerful, immortal one?

5. Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave by Melissa Darnell book cover image.

Savannah Colbert has never known why she’s so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It’s as if he’s a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she’s destined to fail.

For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back different, and suddenly he can’t stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences. (from Goodreads)

Yeah, another vampire novel. But if it’s going to be my one exception this month, I might as well read it, right? 😀

Anyway, there are many more on my shelf that need reading, but I think these are the first ones on my list. I’m not sure if I’ll get to them all this month, but we shall see! I’m excited about getting through some on my shelf. Wish me luck avoiding temptation. 😉 I hope you guys are having an awesome beginning to November! What is on your TBR this month?

Happy reading,

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