This October, I want to keep my list short. It is going to be a busy month–both with Blogtober and my best friend is getting married! I’ve narrowed my list down to four books, one of which I have been anticipating all year. This month, I hope to finish The Graveyard Book, A Discovery of Witches, Assassin’s Blade, and Kingdom of Ash.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
“After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family…”–Goodreads
This year, I have been loving all things Neil Gaiman. I know I’m a little late to the game, but I have enjoyed listening to his audiobooks and reading his work. Graphic novels are new to me, but I’m excited to dive into this one.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
“Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell”–Goodreads
This book has been on my TBR for a while but I just haven’t had the chance to read it. I figure that the series being turned into a television series is the perfect time to finally start this series.
Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
“Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes-and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches-and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives . . . A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling-and deadly-world.”–Bloomsbury
I have put this book on my TBR multiple times but I have never seemed to pick it up and read it. Well, I have been deprived of Maas’ writing for too long and I think this will put me in the right mindset to finish the series with Kingdom of Ash.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
“Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day… With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation-and a better world. And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen-before she is lost to him forever. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.”–SarahJMaas.com
I have been not so patiently waiting for this book to be released and it’s finally release month! I have fallen in love with the Throne of Glass series and Mass’ writing. I cannot wait to see what happens to some of my favorite characters and where this story goes. I don’t know how I’m going to wait until the 23rd to get my hands on this, but I am sure I’m going to devour it.
What are you reading this month?