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October Monthly TBR

Man, I haven’t posted a Monthly TBR here since June! Which is a damn shame, but whatever. I’m jumping back in. I might even do a September recap post later because I read 9 books and some of them were pretty awesome.

Most of my TBR for this month is digital, but here we go with the physical from top to bottom:

  • Changing Planes by Ursula K. le Guin – I’m about halfway through this and hoping to finish it this month. I’m reading it because it’s been on my shelf for like a decade and seemed short and good enough for the “collection of stories by a woman” Read Harder task. I got really pissed at it the other morning through because it literally had short stories WITHIN short stories. Arghhh.
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler – One day I’m going to be really sad that I’ve read all of Butler’s works, but then I guess I’ll just start reading them again. Anyways, looking forward to this one because I’ve heard amazing things.
  • Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel Jose Older – Yayyyyy, been waiting for this for a while! (The sequel to Shadowshaper.)

Digital:

  • Betty Boo by Claudia Piñeiro – This is a crime novel, written by (what Google tells me) is Argentina’s most popular crime writer. I’m using this for one of the Read Harder tasks and I’ve been looking forward to it for ages. Luckily it was available to borrow on Overdrive through NYPL.
  • Infomocracy by Malka Older – So I think this is a sci-fi novel about technology and elections or something? I’ve been wanting to read it for a while but it also seemed like maybe I needed time to distance by emotions from last year’s election.
  • Bonfire by Krysten Ritter – I was very pumped to get this through NetGalley, and started it almost immediately… and then stopped around 30% in to read something else. I haven’t exactly had the itch to go back to it but I’m gonna try. It comes out November 7th.
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – This prequel to Practical Magic comes out next week! I have an e-galley for it, and I’m going to try hard to buckle down and read it this month… I started it and it’s very quaint but also seems repetitive.
  • Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur – I’m listening to this an audio now, and have about 5 hours left in it. I only vaguely remember hearing Katy’s name during the election season, but as she states in her subtitle – it was crazy. The only downside so far is the lack of citations/notes, I even checked the hard copy in the store. I guess it’s meant to be more memoir-ish, but it would’ve seemed easy to put in a list of sources somewhere for some of the things she’s recounting. Decades later, this probably won’t be a book people picked up to learn about this presidential election.
  • Sagitta by Ruby Lionsdrake – You guys, this is the third in a space romance series I’ve been reading and I’m really psyched about it. It is so insanely nerdy.

Aaaand there are also some books coming out in October that I’m looking forward to, and will try to squeeze in. Dewey’s readathon is also this month so I mean, I should be able to read a ton, right?

  • 10/3/17 – The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan
  • 10/10/17 – Lady Killers by Tori Telfer
  • 10/17/17 – Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

If you’ve read any of these, let me know how you liked em!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Releases I’m Excited For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

I’ve been paying a lot more attention to new books coming out since I’ve started using NetGalley and Edelweiss more. The topic this week is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (9/13/16) – I’ve read of a couple of Colson Whitehead’s books and they’ve been really interesting and different. This is already getting a ton of buzz – it’s about Cora, a slave trying to escape slavery via the Underground Railroad, which is an actual setup of tracks and tunnels in the novel.

The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle (10/25/16) – I’ve never read any of Boyle’s novels before, but this premise sounds like it was literally built in my wheelhouse. It’s set in the 90’s, in which 8 people are living in a glass enclosure in the desert to simulate what life would be like if they were living on another planet. I wonder if the author also has a fondness for the Pauly Shore movie Bio-Dome?

IQ by Joe Ide (10/18/16) – A man named IQ starts to take up the cases that the police either can’t or won’t solve in one of the tough neighborhoods of LA. Yes please so much to this.

The Hike by Drew Magary (8/2/16) – I’ve been waiting for Magary to write another novel ever since I read The Postmortal a couple years ago. I am beyond excited about this. I mean, it features a “profane crustacean”. COME ON.

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs (10/18/16) – A book highlighting notable women! Always here for that.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (9/20/16) – Sometimes buzzy YA fails me, but the excitement around this one is infectious. And come on – three sisters fight to the death to be queen. There’s no way I’m missing out on that.

The Rise of Io, by Wesley Chu

The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu (10/4/16) – I love Chu’s Tao series, and it looks like this is the start of a new series but set in the same universe so I will be all over it.

ADHD Nation by Alan Schwarz (9/6/16)  – A book about the over-diagnosing of ADHD in America. This is something I already think anyways, but the author is apparently a journalist for the NY Times and I’m curious to see what evidence he’s dug up.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (8/9/16) – I really liked Brown Girl Dreaming, but I am really excited that this is an adult novel and I’ve already heard amazing things.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (9/6/16) – YA urban fantasy about a teenage witch who accidentally vanishes her entire family? And Daniel José Older has said good thing about it? YES PLEASE.

My wallet can’t even handle it. What upcoming releases are you excited about?

~Sarah

Book Blogger Hop!

 
Book Blogger Hop
 Hi guys! So this is my first Book Blogger Hop since I’ve made the switch to WordPress. Looking forward to visiting some other blogs today! Book Blogger Hop is posted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books, you should visit there to see how to participate!

So this week’s blog hop question is…

“What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?”

My answer: I’m eagerly awaiting a bunch of new books this fall, but these are the two I’m looking forward to the most and would LOVE to be able to read in advance!

Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey: This is the next installment in her Tales of the 500 Kingdoms series, which I adore. I highly recommend these books, if you like anything with a magical, fantastical, or fairy-tale theme. I think this one is scheduled to be released on October 18th, 2011.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini: The fourth and final installment of the Inheritance series, better known as the Eragon books. I’ve loved these books, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the series ends! It’ll be released on November 8th, 2011.

Not that I’m likely to get ARC’s of these, of course. But I can dream 🙂

What upcoming release would you love to get an ARC of? Leave a comment & let me know!

~Sarah