October TBR

Friday, September 29, 2017

October better be the month I get it together 😂

I have allowed WAY too many books to pollute my "currently reading" shelf on Goodreads!!! So many half-read, abandoned books ... sorry friends :(

This TBR is longer than normal because there are two read-a-thons I'll be participating in this month: #GetGraphic (graphic novels/comics), which starts on Friday, October 6th and ends on Sunday, October 8th; and Spookathon, which starts on Monday, October 16th and ends on Sunday, October 22nd.

Let's get reading!


My only goal next weekend is to finish all the trade paperbacks I own, which is THREE—Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson, Black Widow, Vol. 1: The Finely Woven Thread by Nathan Edmondson, and Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone! Definitely do-able. I also have a bunch checked out from the library, so I will read like the wind. (Note: I will only be reading comics!)


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern // 26%
Started this back in April, STILL READING IT. I've been putting it off because it's one of those books where you have to WANT to read it or else you won't like it. I'm ready to jump back in, and it's the perfect season.

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo // 3%
I am currently reading this for Abby (from Crime by the Book)’s book club in preparation for the movie coming out on Friday, October 20th! Her book club will be officially finishing this tomorrow, so I'm a little late for the discussion portion 😅


A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis // thriller + spooky setting
I put this on my TBR two Octobers ago with every intention of reading it but I ended up not doing so. Hopefully I can remedy that this year! I’ve heard a lot (from bloggers and reviewers) about Mindy McGinnis’ other books, but nothing about this one so I’m looking forward to reading this without any preconceptions.

Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman // spooky word in the title + orange on the cover
I don't think this is actually about witches, but "witches" is a spooky word so it counts in some way :p

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins // a book based on a childhood fear
This may be Perkins' first teen horror/slasher novel, but don't mistake her to be unknowledgeable in the genre. I've been following her on Twitter for a while now, and she's always talking about scary movies! Although I stay away from reading/watching ANYTHING scary, I will make an exception because I like Perkins' books.


Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
Joce from Squibbles Reads invited me (!!!) to join her book club, Storytime with Squibbles, and this is her October pick! The synopsis of this one is incredibly intriguing: 1) a monogamous married couple is unable to get pregnant. 2) The wife is introduced to her husband's second wife. 3) She knows the only way she can save their marriage is to get pregnant, and she does, but at what cost? I'm excited (and also a little nervous!) to discuss this book with other readers (y'all know I have issues translating what's in my brain to actual sentences) but I want to try and be challenged in the way I think about the stories I'm reading. We'll be using the hashtag #StorytimeWSquibbles on Twitter, so join us!

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
I love comics, I love Wonder Woman, I love Leigh Bardugo. WHAT A COMBINATION.

The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson
I want to read this before her next book, Not Now, Not Ever, which Goodreads says is the sequel. It works out because I know I will crave something contemporary after finishing these heavy books.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
I AM SO BEHIND ON THIS SERIES! I brought this book with me to jury duty a couple of months ago and ended up not reading it—but it got destroyed because my water bottle decided to leak in my book bag 😔 Of all the books on this list, I probably won't get to this one this month but I want to at least finish the Shadow and Bone trilogy by the end of this year. (Siege and Storm is the sequel to Shadow and Bone, a story that follows a girl who finds out she can wield something powerful.)


I meant to only put four books on my TBR, but alas ... I am really reaching for the stars with this list. If I magically finish all 12 items, I will have three less books on my TBR than I started this year with! (Feel free to reference this goals post to use your math skills and figure out how many books I own but are still unread.) SLOWLY making a dent in my physical pile, haha ...

What are you planning to read in October?


  1. I am so, so, so excited for Joce's book club, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this month's pick! So glad you're also participating. <3 Siege & Storm is one of my favorite sequels. I'm also hoping to participate in the Spookathon! I can't wait to hear what you think of all of these! Happy reading this month :)

  2. ooh spookathon sounds fun, I'd love to join! I didn't really enjoy Basic Witches sadly; the concept is interesting but I didn't think it translates well into the book :/ I'm excited for There's Someone Inside Your House though! Also, I hope you'll enjoy Siege and Storm!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress