Because I feel like it. Here’s a vague TBR for the month of October…
- “Carry On” by R. Rowell
Carry On, one of if not my most anticipated release of 2015, is out on October 6th, and I can’t barely hold my excitement. Carry On tells the story of Simon and Baz, enemies-to-friends-to-lovers in a magic school, and yes, it’s Cath from Fangirl‘s famous fan-fiction. We got snippets of it in Fangirl, which I’ll admit I almost preferred to the story, and I can’t wait to get the entire story!
- “The Book Thief” by M. Zusak
This is ridiculous. I started this book a year ago, and after an umpteenth spoil from Death, the narrator, promptly put it on-hold, 300 pages in. Now it’s fall, getting cold and rainy : perfect time to read this beautiful, tragic book.
- “Guardian of the Dead” by K. Healey
I will say what I’ve heard : this book is dark urban fantasy, set in New Zealand, with an asexual main character, and was nominated for a book prize. Do you need to know more? Because I don’t. I just need the book.
- “Far From You” by T. Sharpe
I’ve only heard amazing things about Far From You : it has a bisexual female protagonist, tackles serious subjects and has overall been loved by my bookish friends. Again, I don’t need to know more, I just need to read it.
- “The Man who Laughs” by V. Hugo
This is where it gets ambitious. I picked this book up a few days ago, decided I loved it after 2 pages
(typical) and now I’m reading this big bad classic, and I hope I’ll be able to finish it this month. Hugo’s writing is very witty and satirical.
- “Lolita” by V. Nabokov
Yet another book I have already started. Lolita is such a famous book, I think I hardly need to introduce it to you, but I will say I am in love with the prose (so creepy…) and if it goes on the way it did for the first 100 pages it will end up being one of my favorite books.
- “Crossed” by E. Crewe
This is cheating, because by the time I post this, I’m finished with this book. Crossed is the last book in the oh-so-fun Soul Eaters trilogy, it came out last month, and you have to read this series if only for the sarcastic, morally ambiguous half-demon protagonist.
- “The Flowers of Evil” by C. Baudelaire
Having already read the first 85 poems of Spleen & Idéal, I only need to finish this marvelous collection of poems full of magnificent oxymorons and imagery (if you can’t tell I love poetry—)
- “Selected Poems” by T. S. Eliot
And another collection of poems. Eliot’s poetry is probably what made me fall in love with poetry in the first place, and this is almost a reread since I’ve almost read them all already, but boy do I not mind reading them again.
- “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by R. Riggs
I do realize that this is the only Halloween-y book I have chosen for this TBR. I’ve heard very good things about this trilogy, and now that Library of Souls is out, I feel a pressure to pick it up. I also want to read a creepy book, so…