Sometimes it's really hard for me to keep track of what comes out what month, especially while juggling early reviews and publisher catalogues and all the other confusing bookish things bloggers deal with. It's just a LOT OF BOOKS ALL THE TIME. How do you ever keep them straight?! So on the last day of the month, I post a guide to what books I'm most looking forward to in the following month and that you should keep an eye on. So, since it's now OCTOBER!!!, here are the October releases most tempting me.
Book of the month:
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
THIS BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK. Read it, know it, be deeply betrayed, lose your soul, feel your every emotion leak through your fingertips into the swirling void, become intimately acquainted with the empty darkness within you, pour yourself a stiff drink, recommend it to your friends, love it.
The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Simon and Baz! Gay wizards at wizard school! All those words together!
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
This cover glows in the dark. IT GLOWS. IN THE DARK.
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
The more Scheherazade retellings, the happier I am. Also pretty cover (the UK one is even more gorgeous)
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
More historical YA! Set in an insane asylum. Should be perfect for October.
Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
I really enjoyed Stitching Snow, and this is set in the same universe!
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
STANDALONE FANTASY HELL YEAH.
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
AHH THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES
Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass
God help me
First & Then by Emma Mills
Apparently this is Friday Night Lights meets Pride and Prejudice which Y E S
Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix
Garth Nix doing a magical version of a Georgette Heyer/Jane Austen regency romance? OH MY GOD MY WHOLE LIFE I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong
I hear this thriller is all kinds of awesome.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
I'm reading this right now, and this alt-history is inTENSEEEE.
Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown
WWI LADY SPY
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
I'm so into historical YA becoming even more of a thing. This is a creepy murdery something set in Gilded Age New York and YES PLS
Underneath Everything by Marcy Paul Beller
I've heard really great things about this toxic friendship story
What book are you most looking forward to in October?