• The TBR

    October 2018 Book Recommendations

    *Disclaimer: I am having a lot of trouble getting book covers to format correctly with Gutenberg. So this post has no actual pictures, but each book is linked to Book Depository. (These are not affiliate links. It’s just a way for you to see the cover images until I can figure out Gutenberg.) I really pick books based on their covers so if you’re like me just click the links to see all the pretty covers.*

    Book recommendations for October 2018

    It’s officially fall. I’m so excited for the change in season. The fuzzy socks, comfy pants, and never ending cups of coffee are in full effect. So are all the yummy smelling candles and cuddly blankets.

    It’s my favorite season of the year. The leaves changing colors and the cool air just give me a bad case of wanderlust. Because it’s hard for me to spend all my time driving around and seeing things, I use books as a major means of “travel” this time of year.

    Fantasy has long been my go-to genre. I love reading about different worlds and the people that live in them. I’m not a big fan of a lot of contemporary fiction. By contemporary fiction, I mean anything that’s set in the 21st century. If I wanted to read about any of that stuff I’d just sit on Facebook for about a day. I really love books that are realistic but not totally real. Like Harry Potter or The Passage. I also love historical fiction. (Side Note: I just finished The Women In the Castle and, WOW! I loved that book!) So the books can be newly published just not too realistic or contemporary in their themes. 

    Enough of my rambling about what books I like to read. 

    Here’s my list of 10 books I would like to read in October. If I don’t finish them in October I will be trying desperately to finish them before Thanksgiving. 

    Here are the books on my Fall TBR:

    The Passage
    By: Justin Cronin
    I would consider this book a spooky literary thriller. It’s been a really long time since I read this one. I kind of remember it. The fact that it’s sitting on my shelf means the I cared a lot about the story and the characters. I just can’t put my finger on why I loved it. I mean, I loved the characters and the plot was really good. It’s just a really good, well-written book.

    The Twelve
    By: Justin Cronin
    This is the second book in The Passage trilogy. I’ve only read this book once and I barely remember it. It was sad but I loved it just as much as The Passage. It’s been a while since I read it, but the writing style is comparable to All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

    The City of Mirrors
    By: Justin Cronin
    The third book in The Passage trilogy. I haven’t read this one yet, but I did jump up and down when I found a hardback copy in a secondhand store for $2.00. My husband thinks I’m the crazy book lady, but I don’t care.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    By: J.K. Rowling
    These books need no explanation for being on my TBR. It’s fall and it’s Harry Potter. Enough said.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    By: J.K. Rowling

    Again, Harry Potter doesn’t need an explanation to be on my TBR.

    Charms Extra Credit (Magical Readathon)

    *@book_roast is putting out a mini readathon challenge next week! for all us Harry Potter Nerds. I’m not going to spend any time explaining it so here’s the link to her video that will give you all the details.

    The Selection
    By: Kiera Cass
    I’ve known about this series for a long while now, but I’ve never really been interested. I thought they were typical YA Fiction. My interest in reading this changed dramatically when I learned from a really reliable source (A.K.A. Modern Mrs. Darcy) that the story is loosely based on Esther from the Bible. Luckily for me my local library has the entire series on it’s shelves.

    Fire Bringer
    By: David Clement-Davies
    I’ve read this book a couple times. It’s a great spooky book about a prophecy and it’s about animals. I should clarify and say intelligent animals. Think Lion King, but the deer version. It’s a lot more intense than Lion King and definitely not for young readers. It is extremely well written fantasy.

    By: Scott Reintgen
    I don’t know much about this book other than it sounded interesting to me. It was recommended by @book_roast.

    Life and Death
    By: Stephenie Meyer
    Back in high school, I was a die hard Twilight fan. I’ve read a lot of bad reviews about this book but it’s short enough that I’m going to try it out. I’m not afraid to DNF a book, even if it is Twilight.

    A Court of Thorns and Roses
    By: Sarah J. Maas
    Everyone raves about this series. I know I’m really late to the game but I’m okay with that because it just means I don’t have to wait for the rest of the series to come out. It’s always nice to find a great series and be able to binge read them!

    So what does your Fall TBR look like? Just a few favorites to re-read or a stack of new hot titles? Let me know in the comments below!

    Until next time,