October TBR

Posted September 26, 2019 / Book Lists, Features, TBR Lists / 4 Comments

My monthly TBR feature here shows my progress based on last month’s TBR, my plans for this month, and anything else I might be thinking about from a reading perspective. Sometimes I feature a little poll at the bottom so you guys can help me figure out a certain title I should read from a group of books.

September Progress

Past Perfect LifeLove on Lexington AvenueGlow of the FirefliesGirls' Night Out

September was another garbage reading month. I’m burnt out and just in the mood to be lazy with videos and podcasts instead of reading. I also should give myself a break every September and have zero reading expectations in general since my life gets super busy! Anyways, I made a strong push at the end of the month thanks to Contemporary-a-thon and managed to get some shit read. (Yes, I posted this earlier and am HOPING to finish a few of these on here lol bye)

Up Next in October

Review Copies

Pub Month



All Eyes on Us

Publishing Soon

The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club, #1)

Far Pub Date

The Map from Here to There (The Start of Me and You, #2)


His Hideous Heart

Mooncakes by Walker | All Eyes on Us by Frick | Ricochet by Berla
The Map From Here to There by Lord | His Hideous Heart by Adler 

I did a terrible job of tracking things and actually looking at / following my TBR from September, so you’ll see some rollovers on here too. I have a couple plans with these though. I might read MOONCAKES specifically on Halloween or right around then. I also will be splitting HIS HIDEOUS HEART into maybe two stories a week throughout the month, or a story per day depending on my mood.

Imaginary Friend by Chbosky

I’ve heard this is a little slow-going and clearly a departure from his last book (which I adored). However, I have this big ol’ finished copy for review and I definitely plan to read it throughout spooky month! It’s PERFECT for October.

Reading Events

Book Clubs

The Good Widow The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Mini Book Club: The Good Widow by Steinke & Fenton
Books & Brews Book Club: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Turton

My mini book club will be reading another book by Steinke and Fenton; I have a feeling we’ll be reading most of their backlist! I think some of their more contemporary novels bring up ~issues~ like social media that could lead to good discussion, but these ladies are loving the more mystery/thriller-oriented books! And for the Books & Brews club at the local brewery, they’re reading a book I’ve certainly been meaning to read! Feels like another good October selection.


Twice in a Blue Moon

Twice in a Blue Moon by Lauren

For my #ReadForGrace event beginning October 14th, I’ll be picking up a book she was highly anticipating by one of her favorite writing duos. She loved Christina Lauren and had a review copy of this one as well. I’m sure she wouldn’t have delayed reading it so I will hop onto it for her. I still miss her so much.


The Cruel Prince by Black

After being mostly disappointed by the entirety of the MODERN FAERIE TALES trilogy, it’s time to reread a book that I know I enjoyed! I think I honestly may appreciate it more upon rereading; I gave it four stars the first time around. I really want to soak in the fall vibes of this one during my favorite month/beginning of my favorite season. And then it’s time for the FOLK OF THE AIR!

The Diviners Readalong

Before the Devil Breaks You by Bray

I absolutely loved THE DIVINERS so naturally I am PUMPPPPEDDDD to read the next installment. Our cute and fun hosts have also split the chapters out further so it’s less pages per day, which is helpful too. I ended up getting the audiobook from Libro.fm AND picked up a cheap copy from a bargain bookstore!

Challenge Business

More challenge-related TBR planning to come in my “holy shit there are
only three months left in the year” post coming soon!

Stepsister Royce Rolls

Monthly Motif Challenge – Tricks and trades: I seriously have to get my shit together and read some of these effing books. FINALE will be perfect for this topic because it involves the carnival (Caraval). I will also be counting BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU, since it involves magical things/Diviners.

Picky Pledge – Bought because of the topic: I’ve been meaning to read ROYCE ROLLS for years now and it was actually the main book I was determined to read via the Picky Pledge this year. It could’ve fit a few categories I’ve already completed, so I’ll be using it as a book I bought due to the topic. Rich people and a reality TV show? Sounds like high-school-Lauren to me. [Yep, same wording as last month. Keeping this as my option.]

Retellings Challenge: I didn’t get around to STEPSISTER last month but yes, it sounds even better for October for some reason. I am getting into my spooky season reads and because I’m me, that broadly includes fantasy books and retellings… aka non-contemporary romance. Sorry not sorry. I will also be including

4 responses to “October TBR

  1. I still need to read Before the Devil Breaks You. Longer books are always hard for me to start because I know it will take more time. lol Hopefully I can get to it this Fall since I loved the first two books. 🙂 I also really want to read His Hideous Heart. Hope you have a great October month.


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