Spell the Month in Books

Spell the Month in Books is a fun challenge created by Jana @ Reviews from the Stacks. The idea is to spell the month using the first letter from books you plan to read during that month.  As we are approaching the end of the year I am using November to catch up on challenges and Netgalley ARCs.

So here goes nothing.

N is for Nectar in a Sieve

I received my copy of this book in a care package especially curated for me by Caveat Emptor Used Books. Named Notable Book of year in 1955 by the American Library Association, Nectar in the Sieve is the story about a child bride in India.

Challenge: 52 Weeks of Women in Color, Shelf-A-Thon


O is for On the Come Up

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while now. Found the Hate You Give absolutely riveting so I just have to read this one.

Challenge: 52 Weeks of Women in Color, 2020 PopSugar Challenge, Shelf-A-Thon


V is for Victories Greater Than Death

I never thought of myself as a science fiction fantasy reader but my I guess I am going to rethink my labels and I have Charlie Jane Anders to thank in part for that. When I read All the Birds in the Sky for the 2017 Tournament of Books I surprised myself by liking it as much as I did. So of course I put in my wish for this book when it popped upon NetGalley.

Challenge: NetGalley


E is for The End of the Day

I tried to listen to this audiobook while doing my daily exercise but it couldn’t hold my attention. I do not know if it was the story line or the narrator (Bill Clegg himself) but I had to put it down. I will be revisiting this book in print with the hope of clearing my NetGalley shelf.

Challenge: NetGalley

M is for Mem

I came across this book while trying to find a title that fulfilled the “Set in the 1920s” task for the 2020 PopSugar Challenge. This debut novella by Bethany C. Morrow is highly rated among my GoodReads friends and has received many accolades. Her YA book A Song Below Water was a 5 star read for me.

Challenge: 2020 PopSugar Challenge; 52 Weeks of Women of Color


B is for Black Futures

Black Futures is a collaborative effort between Jenna Wortham New Your Times culture writer and Kimberly Drew art curator. A mix of essays, photos, poetry about the Black experience . . . I was intrigued when I received the widget for this book.

Challenge: 52 Weeks of Women of Color, NetGalley, Nonfiction November


E is for The Emissary

I remember when this book was nominated for the National Book Awards and everyone on my GoodReads page was raving about this book. Then Voila! It went on sale and I snatched it up.

Challenge: Shelf-A-Thon, 52 Weeks of Women of Color, 2020 PopSugar Challenge

R is for Red Island House

This book was recommended by a member of The Black Bookcase on GoodReads.

Challenge: 52 Weeks of Women of Color, NetGalley, Life of a Book Addict Color Challenge

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