Ahh, fall. Crisp air, pumpkin spice lattes, and lots and lots of great reads, perfect for curling up by the fire with on those chilly October nights. We’ve got an incredible list of October reads for you, so get ready to add them to your TBR!
10/3: Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni: Fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and All the Bright Places will laugh and cry as they read this heartbreaking and life-affirming novel about love after the most profound loss.
10/3: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnson: Set in a near-future world, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.
10/3: Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G. Thompson: A bittersweet homecoming holds dark secrets in this heart-wrenching story of loss, love, and survival for readers of Room. Now in paperback!
10/3: The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King: The first book from LA Times Book Prize and Printz Honor winner A.S. King–a witty, snarky tale of love and family, revenge and reincarnation, and pirates. Now in paperback!
10/3: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series. Now in paperback!
10/3: Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King: A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist’s awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King. Now in paperback!
10/10: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green: 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.
10/10: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao: The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress.
10/10: You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche: In the high-pressure months leading up to the performance that will determine their futures, a group of friends at a performing arts school look back on when an unexpected event upended everything. Now in paperback!
10/17: A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo: New from Malinda Lo, A Line in the Dark is a story of love, loyalty, and murder. The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.
10/17: What Light by Jay Asher: From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a holiday romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing in love again… Now in paperback!
10/17: Eggsistential Thoughts by Gudetama the Lazy Egg by Francisco Sedita and Max Bisantz: Not all Sanrio characters are cheery! Gudetama is the lazy egg. Sometimes, Gudetama wonders if we are born only to suffer. And here, in Eggsistential Thoughts, are Gudetama’s musings on life.
10/24: Sneakers by Rodrigo Corral, Alex French and Howie Kahn: An absolute necessity for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages! Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the creative energy, innovation, collaboration, and visionary intelligence behind the cultural phenomenon of sneakers, now an 85-billion-dollar-a-year industry.
10/24: Us Kids Know by J.J. Strong: Siblings Bri and Ray O’Dell are lost. Anxious. Restless. Unltil they meet Cullen Hickson. As Bri and Ray become more and more entwined with Cullen’s antics, and their once-thrilling experiences grow increasingly dangerous.
10/31: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi: Debut author Tochi Onyebuchi delivers an unforgettable fantasy adventure that powerfully explores the true meaning of justice and guilt. Packed with dark magic and thrilling action, Beasts Made of Night is a gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.
10/31: Piper by Jay Asher: With striking illustrations from Eisner-nominated artist Jeff Stokely, mixed with Jessica Freeburg’s work on historic and legendary horrors, Piper is an exciting new departure for Jay Asher that deftly touches on the same themes of truth, guilt, and redemption that made Thirteen Reasons Why a beloved bestseller.
10/31: Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs: A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childrenn. Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.
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