October Wrap-Up and November TBR

Another month, another post. I’m so proud of my reading progress this month. Hopefully, I can maintain it in the long run. Here are my reading and blogging updates for the month of October!



Here’s a little peek inside this month’s crate:

-A new-release YA novel that paints a terrifying and gripping picture of the future. When characters discover they are more important than they seem, the strong theme of being “the Chosen One” shines! The LitJoyCrate team took this theme and has curated a box that is themed around all of our favorite literary Chose Ones!!!
-An item designed by one of our favorite artist and designers that celebrates a favorite Chosen wizard.
-Something to make bedtime extra fancy.
-Original artwork and a print of a certain Chosen High Fae!
-And more!! Tons of sneak peeks coming soon!
-November crates are available now!!!


Young Adult Hint

We’re so excited to share our November YA hint which is Space Cadets!

In this heart-racing debut about a girl competing for a spot on a mysterious mission to the outer reaches of space, we introduce a fast-paced, incredible contemporary sci-fi novel of a young girl who finds herself competing for a chance of a lifetime–to go to space.  Part Hunger Games, part Space Camp, this novel tells the story of a girl who is underestimated from the beginning but is stronger than her competitors take her for.

With glimpses of the what it’s like to train for NASA and a diverse cast of characters that will blow your mind and melt your heart–this story is sure to excite you until the very end.

This novel is the first book in a mind-blowing duology and the team is so excited to have included this title in their boxes, and are eager for you to receive the high quality and custom gifts they’ve included in this month’s box!

As always their YA box is recommended for ages 14+ and this title does contain mild profanity.  If you’d like to know the title early, feel free to drop them a message!

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Here is the November book choice: Friends & Foes by Sarah M. Eden!
This novel is full of Regency espionage, cutting wit, a feisty heroine, & a hero that’s a cross between James Bond, Mr. Darcy, & The Scarlett Pimpernel. It’s a wonderful book with intrigue, adventure, & romance.

Milla is a fantastic calligrapher and painter who creates hand-painted bookmarks and other wonderful art prints. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop for these wonderful products!

  • Owlcrate – use my code BASIC for 15% off

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The theme is CASTLES, COURTS & KINGDOMS! This box is perfect for fantasy lovers. The book pick takes place in a kingdom at war and features a princess with a dangerous curse. We absolutely loved the interesting family dynamics, political intrigue and world building in this story. The book will have an exclusive cover, just for OwlCrate members!
🏰 There will be exciting items inspired by Harry Potter, A Court of Mist and Fury, The Lord of the Rings, The Grisha Trilogy and Game of Thrones. It’s going to be epic!
🏰 They’ve also announced that every box will have exclusive items made by @juniperandivydesigns and @geekfirelabs!
🏰 Every box will have an awesome wearable item, perfect for the chilly weather! You don’t want to miss it!



I say I did really well in blogging this month! I’m actually quite proud of myself.


  1. July 2017 LitJoyCrate Unboxing
  2. September Wrap-Up and October TBR
  3. TheLettersLit September and October Review
  4. Warcross [Review and Discussion]
  5. How I Rate Books
  6. WWW Wednesday October 18
  7. Mid-Month Check In
  8. How I Annotate My Books: Tabbing System
  9. A-Z Bookish Survey
  10. Top 10 Tuesday: OTPs (Canon and Non-Canon)



Check out the video below for some non-spoiler summaries of the books I’ve read! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe!


  1. Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  3. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Warcross by Marie Lu
  5. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling


  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  4. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
  5. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

What are the books in your November TBR? Let me know in the comments!

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