October 2019 TBR
I have never felt so ambivalent about a TBR in all the time I've done them. I won't be surprised if some of these get switched out for other books. I am stoked about a few of them, but others... not so much.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman - This is the Book Club Book for October. It's a middle grade book, but it's pretty spooky, I guess. It has less than 200 pages, so I don't think it'll be a struggle.
Policing the Paranormal by Paul Hope - This was on a TBR last spring, but I couldn't find the book. I have uncovered it now and I will read it to fill the Read Harder Challenge to Read a Self-Published book. Hope is a guy that used to be a security guard in the Virginia State Capitol building, which is apparently haunted. Good book for October, yes?
The Swan Book by Alexis Wright - So it turns out that the book I read for the Challenge to Read an #OwnVoices book set in Oceania didn't actually fulfill the challenge because the author is a woman, but since she's white, she probably isn't terribly put upon. Also, she wrote about a white man. Definitely not #OwnVoices. This one is by a woman of aboriginal descent about a future in which aboriginals are still oppressed.
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer - Apparently, I have been spelling this author's name wrong for months. Oops. Anyway, this little contemporary is on the list because I want to see if she can do contemporary as well as she did fantasy in A Curse So Dark and Lonely.
All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick - I feel like I've written about this book way too much over the last week, but in case you missed it, it's about 2 girls dating the same guy and how they are coerced by another person to set the boyfriend up.
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli - Once again, I picked this up because one of my dancers loved it. All I can say about it right now is that it has a great cover!
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - I've been seeing really great reviews of this on BookTube. I feel like this is a good October book. It's supposed to be pretty creepy.
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh - Vampires in New Orleans. I'm so here for this. Apparently, it's also a mystery. Woo hoo! Renee Ahdieh is a Persian writer whose first series was heavily influenced by Middle East mythology. I am interested to see if some of that floats into this book, although it appears to be more French than anything else.
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo - Have you ever been so inundated by people telling you how great a book is, that you have no desire to read that book? Like, I'm just sick of hearing about it. I mean, it's probably pretty good. Everyone in my reading group loves it. It's about a girl who is a teen mom and wants to be a chef. With my own child's desire to be a chef, I should be all about this right? We'll see.
Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley - This is on my list because one of my reading group girls begged us to read it. It's about a boy named Pup (I mean, really. What the actual?) whose older brother died suddenly and left him adrift. Then things start to come together for him. Until they don't.
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay - This is about a senior in high school who finds out his cousin was killed in the Phillipines due to the president's war on drugs. He goes there to find out who his cousin really was and how he died. Another one that the reading group said is amazing, but I don't really care about on my own.
That's only 11 books. I'm hoping to squeeze in some more fun reading, but we'll see. I am tending toward less reading and more sleeping these days.