October TBR

Well, September was a horrible reading month. I finished exactly one book on my TBR and two books. Not a great record.

In October, I hope to read 4 books: Turtles All The Way DownMy Own WordsHeir of Fire, and The Fifth Petal.

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I read 10 pages of this book last month, so I’m rolling this book over from last month’s TBR.


Turtles All The Way Down by John Green 

Synopsis: “Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.” —johngreenbooks.com

Turtles All The Way Down releases on October 10. I have had this book preordered for several months. I am a huge John Green fan, and have been since I read Looking for Alaska  in high school. I’m excited to get my hands on this one!


Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

Synopsis: “Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Lost and broken, Celaena’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend. But she must instead travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat—and his own deadliest enemy. The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Timesbestselling Crown of Midnight.” –sarahjmaas.com

I began the Throne of Glass series in September of last year. My best friend loved these books and Sarah J Maas was coming to Cincinnati on her Empire of Storms tour. I’ve finished the first two books and loved them. This will be my third attempt at reading this book. The beginning of this one feels slow for me. But I always seem to pick up this book and then either forget about it or become too busy to finish it.


The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry

Synopsis: “When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?“–brunoniabarry.com

I love discovering new authors, and Brunonia Barry is an author that is new to me. The Fifth Petal is part of her Salem series, but she did say that if you’re new to her books to start with this one. So, I figure I might as well listen to the author!


What are you reading this month?


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