It’s October, the time of year I realize I’m woefully behind on ALL my plans. So, I start rush checking out books from the library and throwing books off my TBR stack. Because with less than 100 days left in the year, it’s time to narrow down what I might actually read. Though how many days left in the year are there? Eighty seven days. (WHERE DID THE TIME GO???)
Anyway, I decided I actually do need to make a reading list for this month so I can catch up on all the books i’ve been meaning to read in 2019. Better to think of all this now rather than on December 25th. Smart.
Frankly in Love – I actually just read this as part of my October reads. (yay!) I am currently in the middle of a vlog and review for this book, so you should hear some more of my thoughts coming up.
Reverie – Ryan La Sala totally cracks me up on twitter so I’m very excited to pick up his debut. I think it’s his debut? I should probably check that information out. (Adds this to my do list) Anyway, the cover is gorgeous and I think this is a magical realism kind of story so I’m excited.
Red Skies Falling – I absolutely loved the first book in Alex London’s falconry series. And I’m really looking forward to his next installment. Even if I’m nervous for these precious characters.
The Dragon Republic – I think I’ve been reading this book for a while but please don’t blame me. It’s just long and very wordy. But I think if i just make myself read 20 minutes every day before bed I can finish this book in October.
Wicked as You Wish – DO i have ANY idea what this book is about? not really. But the cover is gorgeous and it does sound like a spooky october read. Also, I historically do not do well with spooky reads. But here goes.
I always say I’m going to read more non-fiction. Especially when there are such excellent books out there that I just NEED to read.
Over the Top – Queer Eye always makes me cry, so I’m sure Jonathan Van Ness’ memoir is going to make me feel very emotional. I really appreciate his raw honesty and fearlessness.
Finding my Voice – Valerie Jarrett is one of those names that you know of, but don’t know much about. I know she lead policy decisions in the Obama White House but besides that, I know next to nothing about Jarrett. Time to pick her thoughts.
Know my Name – I mentioned this last month, and I’m greatly looking forward to this book. Even though I’m certain it’s going to be a hard, hard read.
And there you have it folks, most of the books I’m planning on reading in October. I think this list is pretty small, for good reason. One, I don’t want to overwhelm any of us by planning too long a TBR. Long TBRs are almost always a reading slump curse.
And two, one of my ever present goals is to read 12 non fiction books a year. And I’m not sure how many I’ve read so far, but i have this feeling that I’m behind on that goal.
So in theory, if I add three non-fiction books to the last three months of the year’s TBRs, I just might be able to actually read close to 12 non-fiction reads. We’ll see. High hopes. or something like that.
Have you read any of my planned October reads? Do you try to read spooky books this time of year? Do you have non-fiction book recommendations? Would you rather read for 20 minutes on your work lunch break or 20 minutes right before going to bed?