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My October TBR

It’s October 2nd, can you believe it’s already October? I can’t but today I am here with a little chatty post about what I plan to read this month. Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR. 

The OWLS Readathon 

This readathon was created by BookRoast and of course it is based on the Hogwarts exams that students take. This readathon originally takes place in April butttt I wasn’t part of the book community then so I decided I was going to do it in October to work towards becoming an Auror to keep the wizarding world safe. 

To become an Auror I must complete: 

Charms Class : Read an adult work

Defence against the dark arts class : Read a book with the title starting with R

Herbology class : Read a book with a plant on the cover 

Potions class : Read a sequel 

Transfiguration class : Read a book with sprayed edges  

Charms Class: Read an adult work 

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

A proclivity to prurience by Cheryl Butler 

Joe’s controversial approach to life is fuelled by his fixation on Abbie, and a beautiful wedding offers the perfect opportunity for him to seduce her – everyone loves a wedding, don’t they? The only hurdle is Eddie – Abbie’s son and Joe’s best friend – but inebriated and forcing an end to the evening, he inadvertently assists Joe’s quest and a suitably indulgent night beckons. But what should have been a culmination of Joe’s eleven-year obsession descends into chaos and devastation, wrenching Joe from all he’s known for the majority of his life. Accustomed to getting what he wants, it’s not until he really gets what he wants that his world unravels and his control slips away. Be careful what you wish for, be careful who you wish for, for obsession comes with a price… but is it a price worth paying?

Defence Against the Dark Arts: Read a book with the title starting with an R 

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Raven Lane By Amber Crowie 

Esme and Benedict Werner have an idyllic life in a tight-knit community until an accident in their cul-de-sac ends in the tragic sudden death of one of their dearest neighbors. After vindicating eyewitness accounts morph into contradictory memories, suspicion, and unaccountable accusations, Benedict is arrested. Esme’s life, too, is changed forever.

As the neighborhood largely turns against her and her family, Esme has time to think about her past and what to do next. Then her fellow residents start looking deeper, questioning one another, and themselves, about hidden lies and betrayals.

Esme has more than her share of secrets. And the consequences of what happened on that fateful late-summer evening on Raven Lane are far from over. When the mask of civility slips, can friends and neighbors recover from seeing the monstrous truths beneath? 

Herbology class : Read a book with a plant on the cover

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

The Grey Sisters By Jo Treggiari 

D and Spider have always been close friends, and they are further united in their shared heartbreak: they both lost siblings in a horrific plane crash two years earlier. A chance sighting of a beloved cuddly toy in a photograph of the only survivor spurs D to finally seek closure. She and Spider and their friend, Min, set off on a road trip to the mountainside site of that terrible crash.

Ariel has lived on the mountain all her life. She and her extended family are looked down upon by neighboring townsfolk and she has learned to live by her wits, trusting few people outside of her isolated, survivalist community. A terrifying attack sends her down the mountain for help; on her way, she comes upon the three girls — a chance encounter that will have far-reaching consequences for them all. 

Potions class : Read a sequel 

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo 

As this is the sequel I need to read book one shadow and bone so I’ll give the information for this one instead of the second so you don’t get spoiled. 

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart

Transfiguration class : Read a book with sprayed edges

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. 

We all know what twilight is about. I am going to be buddy reading this book with Tiffany as she hasn’t read these books before and it will definitely be interesting to reread an old childhood favourite of mine.

Hocus Pocus Readathon 

This readathon has been created by Alyssa and Tiffy which will run from October 1st to October 13th. We have seven challenges to complete which are: 

  1. Book with a witchy main character 
  2. Book with a female protagonist 
  3. Book that is spellbindingly atmospheric 
  4. Book that frightens you 
  5. Book with a powerful villian 
  6. Read the group book Serpent and Dove 
  7. Watch Hocus Pocus 

Book with a witchy main character 

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin 

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

Book with a female protagonist

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

In the wake by Helen Trevorrow 

When a body is found floating in London’s Royal Albert Dock, successful public relations expert Kay Christie is sent to quiet the media, but things get complicated when it emerges that she knew the victim.

As events spiral out of control, Kay discovers that those close to her may be harbouring another secret – the story of a missing girl. Can Kay discover the truth before her life unravels and she risks losing everything?

In the Wake questions whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind and explores the lengths that we will go to protect the people that we love.

Book that is spellbindingly atmospheric

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Daughter of smoke and bone by Laini Taylor 

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Book that frightens you 

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

A proclivity to prurience by Cheryl Butler 

Book with a powerful villian

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson 

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

The Nightmare Before TBR 

This readathon was created by the wonderful MedusaReads. This readathon is based on Tim Burton movies. Each movie has two prompts. You must complete one prompt from each movie title and then watch the movies. Each movie and prompt that I chose are as follows: 

  1. Nightmare before Christmas: Book where a character goes from evil to good
  2. BeetleJuice: Book with a haunted place or person 
  3. 9 : Read a dystopian 
  4. Edward Scissorhands: Read a book with a heart on the cover 
  5. Sweeney Todd: Read a book with murder 
  6. Corpse Bride: Read a book with forbidden Love
  7. Dark Shadows: Read a book with black on the cover 
  8. Charlie and the Chocolate factory: Read a childhood favourite. 

Nightmare before Christmas: Book where a character goes from evil to good

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling 

BeetleJuice: Book with a haunted place or person 

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

The Ghost Hunters Daughter By Caroline Flarity 

Sixteen-year-old Anna sees things from another world, the spiritual world, a skill that isn’t exactly useful in high school. It’s bad enough that her mother, possessed by a demon, took her own life when Anna was a child, a loss she remains tortured by. Now her father makes his living “clearing” haunted objects, and Anna’s job as his assistant makes her a social misfit. Most kids in her suburban New Jersey town refer to her just as “Goblin Girl.”

Only Freddy and Dor remain loyal friends. But Anna’s so focused on her own problems, she’s missed that her connection with Freddy is moving beyond the friend zone and that Dor is in crisis.

As junior year approaches, a rare solar storm lights up the night skies and the citizens of Bloomtown begin to act strangely: Anna’s teachers lash out, her best friends withdraw, and the school bullies go from mean to murderous. When Anna realizes she can harness this evil power, she sets out to save Bloomtown and the only family she has left.

But to do so, she must keep her own increasingly dark urges at bay.

9 : Read a dystopian

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Dawn of Dreams by Bronwyn Leroux 

Lost family heirlooms. Sinister mutants. An ancient book hiding legendary secrets. Such mythical things should not exist in the futuristic world of 2073.

Yet, this reality is forced on two strangers. Jaden and Kayla are blissfully unaware their world is about to be invaded. When a relentless, age-old force casts them together, the shocking truth is revealed. They are hunted by the hideous, malevolent monster prowling their community. Worse, it’s invisible to everyone but them.

Forced down a dark and dangerous path, the pair discover their stalker isn’t the only thing they have in common. As they quest for solutions while trying to survive, their unique abilities surface. They team up with other-worldy allies. After deciphering an enchanted tool, they get their first answer. But knowledge comes at a price.

In a world on the verge of destruction, can Jaden and Kayla solve the puzzles and find a way to save it, all while trying to make sense of this inexplicable connection they feel for each other?

Edward Scissorhands: Read a book with a heart on the cover

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

A proclivity to Prurience by Cheryl Butler

Sweeney Todd: Read a book with murder

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

In the wake by Helen Trevorrow

Corpse Bride: Read a book with forbidden Love

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Smoke Screen By Terri Blackshock 

One father was murdered. Another was convicted of his death. All because their children fell in love.

Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado hometown. His mother begs him to come back now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn’t until he’s sidelined by an injury that he’s forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too.

Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher’s daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate’s drunken dad was loud—and very public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down not long after, people assumed Nate set the fire to get even for his father’s conviction. He let the rumors fly and left town without looking back.

Brenna is stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and now she’s fighting a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he’s using lies and his family’s money to sway the judge. Brenna is barely hanging on, and she’s turned to alcohol to cope. Shame and fear consume her.

As Nate and Brenna deal with the present—including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that’s threatening their town—the past keeps igniting. Nate is the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she’ll have to learn to trust him again first.

Dark Shadows: Read a book with black on the cover

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

The Lost Power By Avanti Centrae 

On a hushed, fog-shrouded Napa morning, gunshots and the sound of breaking glass shatter the morning’s silence. An app designer and assistant Aikido instructor, Maddy Marshall, the red-haired foster boy from her dojo, AJ, and her estranged twin brother, Will, quickly run toward the sound, where they discover a sniper’s bullet has killed someone they love.

Before the pool of blood on the living room floor is dry, the twins determine that their only clear path is to follow a series of arcane clues, concealed by a royal ancestor. Marine Theodore “Bear” Thorenson, who has long had unrequited feelings for Maddy, joins the twins to keep them out of harm’s way.

They soon learn the trail leads to a mysterious weapon so powerful that Alexander the Great used it to conquer the known world. Powerful in the past . . . dangerous in the present, for if the killer solves the mystery before the twins do, the weapon will be used to cripple the United States’ electronic early warning defense systems—the country’s eyes and ears will go completely dark—allowing the Russians to swoop in and prey on the vulnerable nation.

As they follow the signs, Maddy is disheartened when she finds out Bear is harboring a shadow alliance with a covert agency called VanOps. Worse, AJ is kidnapped and no ransom note is forthcoming.

Mere steps ahead of the deadly competition and trapped in escalating danger, the quest leads the twins on a tense, pulse-pounding adventure that races from a California winery to a medieval Spanish castle, from a lost warren under the streets of Jerusalem to a mountaintop monastery, and ultimately, into the heart of their family’s darkest secrets.

Charlie and the Chocolate factory: Read a childhood favourite.

Boy she’s a big one because September wasn’t a great reading month! I have many books leading over from last month because I need to have a review up this month. I also have decided to take part in three readathons this month So let’s get into my October TBR.

Twilight By Stephenie Meyer

Other Books I need to read 

Eden Burning by Deirdre Quiery

Dorothy in the land of monsters by Garten Gevedon

Speak no Evil

The Sun is also a star

The memory thief

The death and life of Penny Pitstop

The How and The Why

A midnight Clear

Eliza and Her Monsters

Phew what a list this is! Yes I have so many books on my October TBR so fingers crossed I can read and finish these!

With Love,

Anne xxx

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