Bookish Item| October TBR

Earlier this week I wrote my Top Ten Tuesday post about ten books on my Fall TBR I hope to read when off of work in October. I have three weeks of vacation in October and I’m hoping to really have a better reading month than September. So this may be overly ambitious, but I’m giving myself some choices. Keep on reading if you want to know what books I’m hoping to read.


Once again I couldn’t help but joining way too many buddy/group reads. They’re just so much fun! I love chatting about books with others while reading.

The Love Hypothesis – Ali Hazelwood

Every month I host a romance read and The Love Hypothesis won the poll by a landslide. This is a book I keep seeing everywhere in the bookish community and this book is getting a lot of love. The Love Hypothesis has fake dating and I love that trope.

The Girls Are Never Gone – Sarah Glenn Marsh

The Girls Are Never Gone is a book I started in September, but plan on finishing in October. It’s definitely spooky and I’ve loved what I have read so far. Our main character has a podcast and I love when things like that are incorporated into the story.

The Winter of the Witch – Katherine Arden

As I’m typing this I’m over halfway through The Girl in the Tower, so next month I’ll be reading the third and final book in this trilogy. It takes quite some time for a lot to happen in this series, but I’ve loved the writing and the setting. I really have no clue how this is all going to end.

Gods & Monsters – Shelby Mahurin

I’m still working on Blood & Honey, but I’m hoping to speed read through the last half soon. That way I can continue the readalong and read the third and finally book with everyone next month. Gods & Monsters isn’t a tiny book, so it’s good I have some time.

The Ex Hex – Erin Sterling

It’s October, so I have to read at least one book that has to do with witches. Our main character is a witch curses the man that broke her heart. It seems to have worked a bit too well, but can she turn it all back?

Home Before Dark – Riley Sager

Riley Sager is an author I’ve been really curious about, but still haven’t gotten around to reading. A group of friends are going to read this one together and October is the perfect time for darker books, so I’m joining them to read Home Before Dark.



I don’t really have many this month, because I plan on doing Netgalley November, so I’m going to mostly concentrate on my own books this month.

The Holiday Switch – Tif Marcelo

I’m all for Christmassy reads and I only needed to see the cover to know I wanted to read The Holiday Switch. It seems like we’re getting an enemies to lovers story, but I’m curious to see how them switching phones plays out.

I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas – Tiffany Schmidt

Another holiday romance and one I’m really excited about. The main character loves all things Christmas and I can totally relate to that. I can’t wait to read this cozy story!


Physical/Backlist Books

I’ve already talked about ten physical books I want/need to read, but here are a few more I thought of after my Top Ten Tuesday post.

Chain of Gold – Cassandra Clare

Chain of Gold is a book I was anxiously awaiting and it’s still sitting there unread even though the sequel is now already out in the world. Now that I have a few weeks off and can tackle some bigger books this is definitely one on my priorities. It’s time to dive back into the Shadowhunter world.

The Vanishing Stair – Maureen Johnson

Truly Devious was a book I loved reading last year and I want to continue with this series. The Vanishing Stair is the next book in this series and it’s time to see what happens to our main character Stevie.

Bad Blood – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals is described as YA Criminal Minds and it’s so good. I read and loved the first three books and I keep making myself mad, because I haven’t read Bad Blood. It’s all I need to read to finish this series. And it’s time for me to finally get that done.

Along for the Ride – Rachel Meinke

Along the Ride is a book I saw on bookstagram that I knew I needed to read. I love a good contemporary and this one sounded right up my alley. Our main character must put her own dreams on hold to go on tour with her brother. But when the singer from the opening act arrives things seem to get interesting.

Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall

I’m a big fan of romantic comedies and books with fake dating. Boyfriend Material is both, so why I haven’t read it yet is beyond me. A few readers I know that read this one loved it, so it’s time for me to read it myself.

Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic has been on my shelf since it released last year and it keeps calling to me. Around this time of year I love reading the darker and spookier books and I have a feeling this one is going to be able to check off all of those boxes. The house our main character goes to stay in isn’t one I want to visit.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club – Malinda Lo

I’ve been wanting to read more historical fiction and when I first saw the cover of Last Night at the Telegraph Club I have to say I was intrigued. I have a feeling this is going to be an emotional read, but an amazing one.


So that’s what I’m planning on reading in October. There’s a big chance my mood changes and I end up reading a totally different list of books, but at the moment these are the ones calling to me. Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts if you have! Also, what books do you really want to read in October? Let me know in the comments!

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