October Monthly TBR

Holy crap on a cracker, I can’t believe it’s already October. Wasn’t I just writing the TBR post for September???

Soooo September. I managed about 6 books, including an audiobook and some comics. I blame it on the honeyman. He lures me into hanging out with him re-watching TBBT and playing Borderlands. But now he’s started binge re-watching Dexter, so if I can manage to ignore that playing in the background, I should be able to read more this month. I am seriously considering some fancy noise-cancelling headphones, since I seem to have the concentration powers of a freaking squirrel lately.



So let’s look at what’s on here…

In the book stack:

  • A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean – Seriously, I think a fluffy romance read is in order right now.
  • Bag of Bones by Stephen King – I admit it. This one probably isn’t going to happen, but I’m throwing it in here anyways. I want to read it… but I also just finished Misery by Stephen King, completing my R.I.P IX goals, and let’s face it – I’ll probably want a break.
  • What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund – This came in my BookRiot Quarterly box and I am REALLY excited to read it.
  • 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino –  Leah says this book is awesome, I have trust her. On the downside, I think it’d due this weekend, so I REALLY need to start it or face lots of library fines.
  • Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach – Finally going to read this one! I just had the sample on my Kindle last month, but now I have the library copy AND an e-copy. It’s happening.
  • Season to Taste by Natalie Young – I feel like a book about a lady killing and eating her crappy husband will be perfect right around Halloween, right?
  • Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday- I have the first volume from the library, and I’m really excited. Joss Whedon wrote these! On the down side, I took a peek inside and I HATE the way John Cassaday drew Beast. He looks like a cat, it’s horrible. But I hear this is a decent place to kind of jump into X-Men, so I’m doing it.

On the Kindle:

  • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer – I’ve been intrigued by this book series (The Southern Reach trilogy) for a while whether due to hearing praise for it or because of the awesome covers, I don’t even know. But it was like $3 on Amazon so I snapped it up.
  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King – Yeah, more King… The e-book finally became available on Overdrive, so it’s on there. I really do want to start the Dark Towers series.
  • Sad Robot Stories by Mason JohnsonKatie wrote about this and convinced me that I needed it. It’s about a robot (named Robot) who is fond of humans.


  • Well, the Astonishing X-Men that I already mentioned…
  • Rat Queens #8 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch – This is a carry over from last month, because the release date changed. It SHOULD be coming out today, and omg omg omg I can’t wait to go to the comic shop this weekend and get my hands on it.
  • Damsels in Excess #2 by Vince Hernandez and Mirka Andolfo –  I read issue #1 and I’m not sure about it yet… It’s kind of like Y: The Last Man, but set in a mythical kingdom kind of setting, and there are five princesses, and yeah. It’s interesting, but we’ll see.
  • Legenderry #1 and #2 by Bill Willingham and Sergio Davila – I am SO excited to try these. There’s just something about a steampunk comic series that makes me feel like it would ring all my bells, you know?


  • You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney – This is super interesting listen, and I’m already several hours into it. I’m realizing more and more that non-fic and comedy are my JAM on audio.
  • ? – I have an Audible credit, just begging to be spent. Still debating what I want to choose though…


As always, this seems like a lot. And as usual, I’m sure I won’t get to them all. But I remain excited anyways. And don’t forget – Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is October 18th! And my boss just approved my vacation time for the three days before that. ALL THE READING!

Anything special on your radar this month?




  1. Three days of reading! That sound amazing and I so wish I could do the same.

    Nice line up for the month! This is my favorite month to read suspense novels, so I lined a few up. Here’s hoping I can get them read.


  2. September really did zip by! Can I blame your honey for my lack of reading as well? (Ha! I need to blame SOMEONE.)

    I have Cat’s Pajamas on my tbr pile too. Will I ever get to it? Sigh. 😉

    Hooray for the readathon, can’t wait for that event. It’s my favorite excuse to read read read for a whole day.

    Have a great month of reads!


    1. I think I’m going to have to return it to the library on Saturday because I haven’t even started it 😦 I’m adding it to my BookSliced account on an alert so maybe I can grab the e-book if it goes on sale.


  3. I’ve heard lots of great things about 2 am in the Cat’s Pajamas AND What We See When We Read. The latter of which I’m really interested in, too, so I hope you review that one!


  4. Binge-watching Dexter is something I’m definitely guilty of, can’t fault him there. Also Hannibal. And New Girl. And House. And stuff on catch-up TV. SHUT UP I HAVE A PROBLEM. 😀

    I agree that a Stephen King every so often is probably better than reading them too close together – but hey, tag it on the end and you’ve put a few books between them, right? What We See When We Read sounds interesting, I’ll have to look that up, and I’ve got 2am at the Cat’s Pyjamas on my wishlist so I’ll wait for you to tell me if it’s good or not. Oh, haha, I’ve got Season to Taste on there as well. The ratings seem to be skewed largely depending on the strength of each reviewer’s stomach, so it’s kind of hard to know whether I’ll actually like it or not! I think I need You Are Not So Smart, it sounds right up my street. Aaaaand I’ll leave it there. Happy reading for another month sweets!


    1. I’m so weirdly excited about Season to Taste. I’m not too queasy, so I bet I can take it and enjoy it.

      Oh and You Are Not Do Smart has a website or tumblr, you could check that out to see if it’s something you’d be interested in reading.


  5. So many interesting sounding reads! I’m just getting into comics and Astonishing X-Men seems to have passed my notice for some reason. I’m going to have to rectify that and do some catching up.

    Also You Are Not So Smart sounds right up my alley. How do you like the narrator and such so far? I’m trying to decide if I should go for the audio or print version.


    1. I’m only about three issues into Astonishing X-Men (so partway through the first volume), and it’s really good so far! Except that Beast is drawn like a cat. That part is driving me crazy.

      I wasn’t crazy about the narrator for You Are Not So Smart at first, but he’s grown on me. It’s a good audio choice, though my problem with audio is always that I can’t take notes (b/c I’m usually driving), soooo… yeah.


  6. Too many things on my radar! I can’t settle on any one thing because there are so many choices. I’m definitely going to be reading Horrorstor this weekend, because I haven’t read a single creepy thing this fall yet, and that needs to be fixed ASAP.


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