October Reading Plans (maybe this is a fake list, we’ll see)

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.

lets chat

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? 



  1. October 7, 2019 / 4:59 am

    I personally don’t read spooky books during October, but I know people who do. I’m publishing my updated TBR post on October 10th! I also want to read Know My Name, probably next year. I’m working my way through re-reading Harry Potter. For non-fiction recommendations, I love Jeanette Walls, the Chicken Soup books, Columbine, and Evicted.

  2. October 7, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    Ooh, this is the first I’m hearing of Wicked As You Wish, but I loved Rin Chupeco’s The Girl from the Well so it is definitely going on my TBR! I definitely am all about the spooky things in October: spooky books, spooky movies, spooky clothes, and spooky blog posts 🙂

    • October 8, 2019 / 11:05 am

      I’m trying to compile some spooky movies to watch and I’ll have to see if I can find some spooky blog posts, haha

  3. October 7, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    Eighty seven days?? Wait…CRAP! EIGHTY FIVE??? I’m woefully screwed as far as my Goodreads reading challenge goes 😅😭 My TBRs are never followed, even though they can be so much fun to make hahaha. I haven’t read any of your picks though.

    I don’t read non-fiction (except for a couple of parenting books I came across) so I can’t really help you there. But, hm… I can never find the strength to focus on my lunch break, so I’d rather read 20 minutes before bed. Then maybe I can have cool dreams about the bookish world I’m reading about! 😆

    • October 8, 2019 / 11:06 am

      I try so hard to read on my lunch break, but something interesting seems to always distract me. Just the other day I planned on reading but Black Panther was on in the break room, and how was I supposed to read during Black Panther????

  4. October 9, 2019 / 3:18 am

    I’m planning on reading Frankly In Love this month too! I want to finish it soon since I’m planning on meeting the author this weekend (though there are lot of books I want to read this week 😭). I’ll have to check out your vlog to see what you thought! And I hope you enjoy Reverie! Ryan is super funny on Twitter, and I’ll have to try and last-minute snag an ARC because it sounds so good!! Happy October 💖

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