Sci-Fi Month: November TBR

(Last Updated On: June 19, 2019)

Greetings, readers! Those of you that have been around here for awhile know that I don’t normally do a strict monthly TBR (to be read). While I do have an idea of what I am hoping to get to based on review request responsibilities, I tend to leave things rather open for mood reading. I know myself and considering I slump it up at least 5 days out of the month, I don’t want to feel stressed out for not reading so I avoid TBRs.

But for Sci-fi month I have a number of science fiction books from my owned TBR stack that I have buddy reads scheduled for and I am so excited!

November 2018 TBR

In case you had an any doubt about my obsession with Battlestar Galactica, yes. That is a painting that I did of Starbuck’s mandala and it hangs in my living room. Now that we got that out of the way…

  1. Through the Hostage by J.C. Steel
  2. Warcross by Marie Lu  |  Buddy read with Becca!
  3. Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
  4. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada  |  Buddy read with Becca!
  5. This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada  |  Buddy read with Becca!
  6. Asylum by Madeline Roux  |  Buddy read with Destiny! (not sci-fi)
  7. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo  |  Buddy read with Sam! (not sci-fi, eBook)
  8. The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz (eARC)

Yes, 50% of my reading this month is with Becca and I see no problem with that! We also have Illuminae on our list but I am thinking we won’t be able to get to that one this month.

Have you read any of these books? Are any on your TBR? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. BiblioNyan

    November 7, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    BSG IS THE BEST!!! I love it and Stargate. Obsessed!! Haha. These look like amazing books. Happy reading!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:09 PM

      BSG is so good! I never got around to watching Stargate, but I seem to remember wanting to before I got distracted by something. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading as well!

  2. Tammy

    November 7, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    I never did get to read Pitch Dark, I was a big fan of Almeda’s first book. Hope you love it, looks like you have some great reads this month:-)

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:09 PM

      Thank you so much, Tammy! I am REALLY excited about these books and hope I can get to all of them. Happy reading!

  3. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    November 7, 2018 at 9:34 AM

    I totally read GREETINGS READERS in a very masculine voice.

    ANYWAYS. Six of Crows is AMAZING. I hope you and Sam will enjoy it! You two know where to find me lurking if necessary… haha. I have plans to read Warcross, but I highly doubt I’ll get to it since that’s what I always say. “Oh, I’ll get to it this month.” It’s becoming an issue.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:11 PM

      Based on how this month’s reading has gone so far, I don’t know that we will get to Warcross this month either. And I better like Six of Crows, I think you were the reason I bought it when it was on sale!

  4. pcochrun

    November 7, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    I read Six of Crows when it came out… really liked it! I have the second book, and need to get to it.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:11 PM

      Ooo I hope I enjoy it as well, and happy reading!

  5. hjbookblog

    November 7, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    I plan to read the Warcross series so soon!

  6. Hannah

    November 7, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    I am looking forward to your thoughts on This Mortal Coil. I absolutely adore the cover!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 7, 2018 at 12:15 PM

      I am currently buddy reading this right now, and was HOOKED within the first 10 pages. I am like 60 pages in so far and absolutely in love.

  7. sammers65

    November 7, 2018 at 1:49 PM


    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:12 PM

      Yaaas girl I knew you would appreciate it!
      I also painted the design on my grad cap because of course I did

  8. Rae

    November 7, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    I hope you love Warcross! I’m reading Wildcard right now and enjoying it. ☺️

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:13 PM

      I am so glad you are enjoying it, and I hope I do as well! Right now I am sucked so deep into THIS MORTAL COIL so who knows if I get to Warcross this month

      1. Rae

        November 12, 2018 at 1:24 PM

        This Mortal Coil was so amazing! ❤️

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          November 12, 2018 at 3:17 PM

          I finished it a couple of hours ago and am still in awe. Incredible.

          1. Rae

            November 12, 2018 at 5:19 PM

            Are you going to read This Cruel Design next? It was equally awesome! ☺️

          2. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

            November 13, 2018 at 9:06 AM

            YUP! Taylor, Becca and I are starting it tomorrow.

  9. sepiareads

    November 7, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Great TBR! I want to read a lot of these books but especially Warcross and Six of Crows. I want to finish the Grisha Trilogy first though.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:14 PM

      Thank you! I haven’t read anything from the Grishaverse yet but friends recommended I skip the trilogy and just start with SoC. My completionist soul is trying to come to terms with that!

  10. Greg

    November 7, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Hope all the reads are good! I enjoyed Warcross and really need to get to the sequel!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 11, 2018 at 6:15 PM

      Thanks Greg, and happy reading!

  11. Destiny @ Howling Libraries

    November 7, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    This is such a good TBR! So many good ones. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Warcross! I loved it a lot when I read it, but it’s one of those books where I can’t help but wonder if I would love it as much now that I tend to be a little less… this is gonna sound harsh, but “easily impressed” by ARCs? But I still think I’d give it at least 4 stars because it was so much fun and I loved the gaming rep in it. I also liked Pitch Dark a lot so I’m excited to hear your thoughts on it, too! And I had a blast buddy reading Asylum with you. ♥

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:37 AM

      I am really excited to get to Warcross, gaming rep is my LIFE! I know what you mean though, I have become incredibly critical over the last few months when it comes to books and I am kind of hard to impress in general. I don’t give many 5 stars but to me that means when I read one it is more special to me! I started Pitch Dark last night and am LOVING IT so far, thanks so much for that rec!

  12. Marie

    November 8, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    Ahhh, I am so excited for you to read both This Mortal Coil and This Cruel Design on here. I only read the first book so far, haven’t had the chance to get to the second one yet, but I can’t wait. I love the first one SO much. I hope you’ll enjoy them, will be looking forward to your thoughts! 🙂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:40 AM

      I read This Mortal Coil over the weekend and HOLY CRAP. Why haven’t people been shoving this book at me at every opportunity?! I loved it so so so so much, such an incredible book! Looking forward to picking up This Cruel Design tomorrow with my buddies!

      1. Marie

        November 13, 2018 at 10:29 AM

        AHTHIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! I know, right? People need to be screaming about this book more, it’s incredible. I hope you’ll love this cruel design, I can’t wait to read it 😀

  13. Tanaz Masaba

    November 8, 2018 at 6:06 AM

    Oooh I hope you have fun buddy reading with your friend! I really wanna read Warcross soon but I hate waiting for a book to be released, so I’ll start only after the entire series has been published. Six of Crows was a lot of fun to read–it’s an excellent fantasy heist novel and I hope you love it as much as I did <3

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:42 AM

      I also really dislike waiting for books to come out, but I have gotten better about avoiding series unless they are finished this year. I am excited for Six of Crows!

  14. Phantom Paper

    November 8, 2018 at 6:49 AM

    I missed a good deal on Six of Crows a few months ago 😭 💔

    I know of most of the books you mentioned and wish I could get them one day.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:43 AM

      Awww, I picked up SoC on a Kindle deal a few months back, I hope it gets discounted again soon so you can pick it up!

      1. Phantom Paper

        November 18, 2018 at 11:18 PM

        Haha, yes 😄 I wanna get myself a kindle when I can, too. Do you think it’s better than reading on your phone?

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          November 19, 2018 at 8:41 AM

          I actually haven’t taken the plunge to get a Kindle yet, but I may ask for one for Christmas as my stepmom will buy me stuff I don’t need if I don’t give them a list, lol. I don’t mind reading on my phone with the Kindle app, though.

          1. Phantom Paper

            November 23, 2018 at 12:15 AM

            Oh yeah, I remember seeing you tweet about it 😄 It’s a lucky thing you like reading on your phone, I still prefer the physical form. One blogger says the kindle is kinder on the eyes…so I’m eyeing one, too, haha

  15. Norrie

    November 8, 2018 at 9:02 AM

    Love your list! I have a copy of This Mortal Coil, not sure i’ll manage it this month tho…

    Have fun with the buddy reads 🙂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:44 AM

      Norrie. NORRIE. You should drop everything and read This Mortal Coil. I finished it yesterday and absolutely was blown away with it; and our buddy read has turned into a marathon of the novella + book 2 now. It’s like the Week of Suvada in my world.

      1. Norrie

        November 13, 2018 at 10:42 AM

        * heart eyes *

  16. Christine

    November 9, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    I really want to read Six of Crows! Let me know how it is. Can’t wait to read your review. Right now I am reading My MacArthur (just released indie)–historical fiction. I love it so far!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:47 AM

      I will definitely let you know! The read got pushed back because my life has been consumed by This Mortal Coil, but I still expect to review it before the end of the month!

  17. sepiareads

    November 11, 2018 at 11:32 PM

    I liked Shadow and Bone and don’t like skipping books if they’re connected but I’ve also heard you can read the SoCs duology on its own.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:56 AM

      I also really dislike skipping books, I am a completionist at heart but trust my friends when they say I probably wouldn’t enjoy the triology.

      1. sepiareads

        November 13, 2018 at 9:01 AM

        Yeah, I’d do that too but I’ve started it and feel I’ll enjoy the rest.

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          November 13, 2018 at 9:17 AM

          Oh that’s good! No reason to skip for you!

  18. malanielovesfiction

    November 12, 2018 at 8:03 AM

    omg I want to read Warcross so much!!??? I remember loving her other books, in high school, but for some reason, unknown to science, I’ve delayed going through her newest books dsklfjsl

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:57 AM

      I am really excited to finally get around to reading it! I hope you get to it soon too, and love it! I haven’t read anything by the author yet but I have heard many good things.

  19. imyril

    November 12, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Ahhhh I’m rewatching BSG at the moment – I love the first few series (although if I’m honest, I’m less fond of the final series).

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 8:58 AM

      BSG is love! I really loved the entire series if I am being honest, although I am still a little meh with the Starbuck stuff at the end. I am actually due for a rewatch, so I think it is time I dig out the boxed set.

      1. imyril

        November 13, 2018 at 9:09 AM

        So say we all!

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  21. Annemieke

    November 13, 2018 at 2:00 AM

    Buddy reads are fun. And so pleased to see Pitch Dark on your list. Not enough people read courtney Alameda.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 13, 2018 at 9:10 AM

      I am reading PITCH DARK right now and I am loving it so far!

  22. Kristina

    November 15, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Nice list !
    Asylum is attracting me – I just hope this horror wouldnt let me down if I do pick it, ahah

    Lots of buddy reads !! hopefully both of you have fun reading it together xx

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM

      SO MANY BUDDY READS! It has been amazing so far! Asylum wasn’t as scary as I was hoping it would be, unfortunately, but it was an interesting read nonetheless!

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