Saturday, September 30, 2023

What's Coming in October?

One of the things I love about the upcoming months of the reading year is the holiday theme, which steers my reads. October centers around spooky, paranormal, mystery, and Halloween fun. The entire time, I nibble on fitting candies, drink my pumpkin-spiced lattes and sip hot teas. In a non-reading  direction, sweaters are back in play as well as fun themed clothes and decorations. Plus, my baking ramps up right along with my crafting as I hope to finish a few things up for the fast-approaching Christmas season. All in all, these winter months count to one of my favorite times of the year.

That also means a great line-up on the book end. This month sinks heavily into the Halloween-y direction, but I also have a several non-fiction reads coming up and some simply adventures and fun. But let's just take our monthly peek and see what lies in store.


This month holds several non-fiction reads, and what better way to begin than with amazing animal facts? This book takes a peek at 22 animals and their very unexpected capabilities. It's suppose to include several directions of science, too. So, I'm really curious to see what these pages hold. Put on your exploring hats with me as we head in on the 3rd to learn more.

Children's Nonfiction


We're heading into the world of magic with this read. It slides into an academy direction (haven't read one of those in awhile) and from what I can tell, should be pretty dark. It holds secret societies, mages, danger, mysterious deaths and more. I thought it sounded perfect to get the Halloween season going. Since it hits the shelves the beginning of this month, you can take a peek right away, too. I'm exploring this one on the 5th.

Young Adult Gothic Fantasy


I've always loved visiting Pumpkin Patches and the many activities they offer...and the apple cider with a cinnamon stick. Yummy! This book promises tons of Autumn and Halloween fun in all the right ways. I'm taking a look at it on the 6th.

Picture Book


Doesn't that cover promise a perfect Halloween vibe? The main character in this one has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts, which has left him with tons of dead relative companionship and very lonely among the living. He's about to get involved in some huge paranormal adventures, which promise high stakes, actions and more. I'm crawling under my blankets with a flashlight to read this one on the 10th

Middle Grade Paranormal


I'm going to take a gamble on this one because I'm not sure the illustrations will be my thing or not. It surrounds the adventure of some children, who get stuck in a witch's sack and promises...well, I'm not sure. I'll find out, though, on the 13th.

Picture Book


Maybe, you've heard of the Cat Ninja series? I reviewed this popular series a few months back and enjoyed the graphic novel adventure. So, when I ran across this one, I had to smile. It's for slightly younger, graphic novel readers and circles around the early days of the Cat Ninja character. I'm expecting adventure and humor, too. Find out more with me on the 17th.

Children's Graphic Novel


I don't seem to get my hands on enough historical fiction. So, I was happy to add this one to my schedule. It goes back to WWII and follows two 13-year-olds as they steer between Nazis, and then, the division of Germany under the four nations. I'm curious to see where this one goes. Find out more with me on the 19th.

Young Adult Historical


Since there's a ship involved in the last peek, we'll just hit another one. This one, however, sails through space with a pirate, who is determined to save her parents...and the galaxy. I'm expecting some quirky adventure and tons of scifi fun. Let's see how this adventure hits those waves on the 24th.

Middle Grade Science Fiction


I just saw this title and was already smiling. I have no clue what to expect with this read outside of tons of humor. And hotdogs. Maybe, vampire hotdogs? That'd be different! I have no doubt this one will offer a lighter side to the entire Halloween experience. Get ready to discover something new with me on the 26th.

Picture Book


Anyone else finding this one possible creepy material? It surrounds a girl's desires to enter an Ivy League school and the deadly competition she enters to get there. It should remind a bit of Squid Games...and I have no idea how this is going to work. But let's get ready for some chilling moments on the 28th!

Young Adult Thriller

Every month, I have more books on my to-be-read-and-reviewed pile than I could ever hope to get to. Since my schedule tends to shift around a bit, I usually can find a way to squeeze one favorite one. This month, I'm hoping to fit in:

I have no idea what to expect with this one, but it looks pretty creepy and Halloweeny to me. It's a picture book...about a skull? Original, right? It just released this last July and has been getting good reviews. So, I thought it'd fit perfectly into this month's reads. Better yet, it's a library read, too! Yep, I picked this one up through our small town library, which means you probably can get your hands on a library copy as well.

Picture Book


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