Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week, I got back to Uni after reading week on Sunday and it’s back to work, I have a presentation in History this Friday that I’m so not looking forward to and then I have essays to start on. No rest for the wicked! Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is a Halloween themed freebie, but I’m kind of interpreting it in the loosest sense of the word and talking about October New Releases That You Could Read This Halloween, not all of which will be scary. So here we go, books you could curl up with this Halloween (for ease, as I’m a UK blogger, I’m only including books that are available right now, through Waterstones/via UK Amazon as some books with a October release date in the US, aren’t released here yet):
- A Darker Shade of Magic (Collector’s Edition)-Releases TODAY!-VE Schwab
If, like me, you love VE Schwab and everything she writes, then you could pick up the new Collector’s Edition of A Darker Shade of Magic today. It’s a truly beautiful edition with lots of lovely additional content. I’m slightly annoyed because Royal Mail decided to deliver my copy when I was in class yesterday, so I’m having to wait until tomorrow to get it, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.
2. Forest of A Thousand Lanterns-Released 10th October-Julie C. Dao
This East Asian Evil Queen retelling, sounds like a perfect Halloween read. The cover is gorgeous, and it’s a diverse fantasy, so don’t sleep on this one guys!
3. Wild Beauty-Released 3rd October-Anna-Marie McLemore
As Dia De Los Muertos is coming up, it seems like the perfect time to read this Latinx ownvoices fantasy. I’ve yet to read it, but I’ve heard amazing things about both the writing and the representation in this book, so if you love magical realism, this would be a great book to curl up with this Halloween.
4. The Last Namsara-Released 12th October-Kristen Ciccarelli
DRAGONS PEOPLE. DRAGONS. I honestly don’t know what else to say as a reason to read this book because dragons are totally enough for me. I cannot wait to read this one (I’m hoping that my suspicions about the contents of the November FairyLoot box are right) because more YA fantasy should have dragons.
5. Beasts Made of Night-Released 25th October-Tochi Onyebuchi
I am so bad because I have an e-ARC of this from Netgalley which I have yet to read (my essays really put me back on my Netgalley reading). I’m really excited for it though, as it sounds amazing, a Nigerian influenced fantasy where sins are conjured in the form of sin beasts and the main character is a sin eater, someone whose job it is to slay the sin beasts. I’m so excited to get cracking on this one!
6. The Ship of The Dead (Magnus Chase #3)-Released 3rd October-Rick Riordan
If like me, you haven’t managed to get around to the third and final installment of the Magnus Chase trilogy and you’re looking for something more fun to read this Halloween, then I would definitely recommend going on a quest with Magnus and his friends to prevent Ragnarok.
7. The Hanging Girl-Released 19th October-Eileen Cook
This is another of my Netgalley e-ARCs that I’ve been sleeping on due to essay hell in the last two weeks before mid semester break, I will definitely be getting to it in the next two weeks though, before it expires! It’s a murder mystery, so that’s pretty much perfect for Halloween.
8. All The Crooked Saints-Released 10th October-Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater’s writing always has a very spooky feel, so if you are a Stiefvater fan then this could be the perfect book to curl up with tonight, although be warned that Latinx reviewers have said that the rep is not very good, so that’s always something to take into consideration before reading.
9. A Shiver of Snow and Sky-Released 5th October-Lisa Lueddecke
If you’re done with the spooky season and want to move onto something with a more wintery feel, then this one would be perfect for you. I’m really excited to read this one as I’ve been following Lisa on Twitter for ages and it will be so great to finally read her debut!
10. The Book of Dust-Released 19th October-Phillip Pullman
If you’re a Phillip Pullman fan, this Halloween might be the best time to catch up on his latest release!
So that’s it, my choices for the October releases that you could read this Halloween. I actually haven’t read any of these except for A Darker Shade of Magic (I usually try to go with all books I’ve read, but that wasn’t going to work this week), so those of you who have read them, what should I read first? Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? Has anyone got any fun plans for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders, of what we can choose, so you’ll have to wait until next week to see what I choose! I’ve just finished Neal Shusterman’s Scythe so I should have a review of that up this week, plus my latest #RockMyTBR update so stay tuned for those!