November TBR and Mid-November Check-In

Hi guys! It seems to that I am trying to catch-up with things, but I am finally updating you on what I have planned to read this November, but since it is already mid-November I thought it would be a good idea to also update you with where I am with my reading progress as well. I have managed, so far, not to derail and only to read from this list. I kept it a lot shorter, although the books are a lot thicker, and I am still struggling with time as I am working on my Doctorate application so… Like I shouldn’t even be doing this right now, but procrastinating like a boss!

*Does anyone know where I can buy some more time? There aren’t enough hours in the day!*

IG: Jane_Kelsey

These amazing hardbacks were featured in the Fairyloot boxes across different months. Aren’t they beautiful?

I am happy to say that I have already read Caraval by Stephenie Garber. I really liked this book, I gave it ⭐⭐⭐⭐. Although it was slow to start, it definitely delivered. I am really looking forward to read Legendary. I am now reading Wicked like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic. This has a similar pacing with a slow burn beginning, but once things pick up they do. I am anticipating this will be another 4 star read, but since I have not finished reading it yet…

I am then thinking of reading either Six of Crows or Percy Jackson. I haven’t yet decided, but I do need a change of pace before jumping into Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett. I have a few more books which are slow-burners in the background that I am hoping to read here and there, but not even I know how much time I will have.

What are you guys reading this month? Do you like whimsical, magical books, or do you prefer fast-paced novels?

In December I am planning to read cute novels, preferably with a Christmas or romantic theme, do you have any recommendations?





Fairyloot Unboxing – Otherworlds August Box

I recently discovered Fairyloot and I have received my first box in August. The August theme was Otherworlds and I am really impressed with the efforts that they’ve put into creating this box. If you are following me on Instagram (here), then you’ve already seen my unboxing video and photos, but if you haven’t click here!

Now you might wonder what Fairyloot is and why I am raving so much about it. Baiscally, Fairyloot is an London based subscription box service (ships international) created by Anissa and her partner, Michael. Each month there is a new theme. Now you see why I’m loving this so much?

I am going to say again: I love @Fairyloot! 😍


The items:

💞The first item that I saw when I opened it was an Exclusive Witchsoul Candle from @bookandnookshop; I received Witchsoul Anais and it smells delicious!
💞A Fictional Worlds sleeping mask was also included and that’s amazing because I can’t sleep if there’s any light in my room, so I’m very pleased with this.
💞The most exciting item for me was the handmade Velaris pendant from @OhPandaEyes featuring a quote from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.😍 I’ve not read the book yet, however the necklace is positively gorgeous!
💞I love drinking tea, so the Westeros tea strainer was an amazing add-on! Totally in love with it and I can’t wait to use it. 🍵
💞 An exclusive Neverland notebook hand painted by @TJLubrano was also included.
💞Magnetic bookmarks – amazing! Lord of the Rings magnetic bookmarks by @PaperlyandCo. – OMG I’M IN HEAVEN!
💞This box also included a beautiful artwork by Melissa Nettleship featuring Northern Lights!
💞And last, but certainly not least: Wicked like Fire by Lana Popovic @lanalyte with a signed bookplate and letter from the author. 😍 I’ve heard a lot about this book so I am really excited to pick it up! The box also contains a few bonus items: Godsgrave sampler, Blackwing Sampler, and a mini backdrop discount coupon.

The Fairyloot September theme is All that Sass and I am so looking forward to receiving it! Unfortunately all the boxes for the month of September have sold out, so I feel pretty lucky to have had time to snatch one up as I got it as single purchase, rather than subscribing (yet!). The October theme is Villanous!

What do you think about this box?


Jane 💋