Hey, everyone! I’m Marta and I’m back with a to-be-read pile of books that I hope I will read in the months of October and November. I should have probably put up this post back in September, but I usually spend that month being in denial about summer being gone and fall starting, so yeaaaah.
October is my birthday month, which means getting some new books and spoiling myself with reading a lot without feeling guilty about avoiding my college responsibilities.
You might remember that I’ve done a similar post during summer (here), sadly I’ve only read 2 books out of 11 books on that to-be-read list – but that’s still something when it comes to me, the moodiest reader that ever existed. However, I really hope I will do better this fall, fingers crossed for me, I’m awaiting all your support!
Now, let’s get into the actual TBR!
#1. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
A retelling of Iliad from the perspective of the women who were involved, this time becoming main characters and narrators of the story? Well, I’m surely interested. I’ve only heard great things about it and I don’t know how this could go wrong.
It has the perfect formula to become my next favorite.
Also, Achilles’ toxic personality is being discussed and I adore it because I love Miller’s version, but even so, he’s still a bit too much for me, at times.
#2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
I’m actually going to buddy-read this one with Kat @Life and Other Disaster and I’m very excited because this is going to be our first buddy read and The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a book that I’ve been dying to read for a while now.
Also, I’m super thrilled to watch the movie afterwards, has any of you watched it? If so, write your opinion of it in the comments (without spoilers, please!!).
#3. City of Ghosts by V.E.Schwab
Schwab’s little book seems so intriguing, I’ve read a bit from it already and I loved the parts that I got to see. I might switch up things and read Vengeful instead, I’ll see what mood I am into, but I feel like both books are very autumnal.
I can’t believe Schwab released so many books in such a short period of time, I don’t know how she manages to write so fast. She’s probably a bookish goddess.
#4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I have no idea what this is about besides reading some reviews that made it sound spectacular, but I trust Celeste Ng with my life ever since I’ve read Everything I Never Told You, I adore her writing and the way she weaves the plot-lines to create such enigmatic stories.
This is one that I’m really thrilled about reading, I don’t know what to expect, but I hope I will love it completely.
#5. Dare Me by Megan Abbott
If you remember my review of Give Me Your Hand by the same author, you know that I’ve completely fallen in love with Abbott’s writing. Everybody has been raving about this book as well, the way Megan Abbott writes complex female friendships will keep you on the edge, you’ll always want to know more about the characters. And this one sounds very interesting with murder and cheerleaders. Sign me up!
#6. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
I’ve actually listened to an audiobook sample of this one and I was very intrigued with the plot and the writing, but I think I’d prefer this one as an e-book. I’ve never read a YA book about aliens because it’s a bit out of my comfort zone, but this one sounds spectacular and I loved how honest the narrator seemed. I think this is totally my cup of tea, I hope I won’t be disappointed as I’m predicting a five-star read.
#7. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
I’ve talked about this one in my guest post on Marie‘s blog – you can check it here if you want – it’s about how books can help combat the stigmas around mental health and it’s a blog post that I’m quite proud of. It would make me very happy if you did check it out.
Anyway, Zappia made me so happy with Eliza and Her Monsters, this one sounds equally brilliant and with a great schizophrenia rep.
Other books that I would love to read :
I’m screaming about that ARC of 99 Percent Mine because ever since The Hating Game was released I couldn’t think of anything else, but the next book Sally Thorne will write. I’m so happy about getting one from Edelweiss. The Fifth Season is also one of those books that I’ve always been curious about, but never got the chance to sit down and actually read it. Maybe this fall, I will.
Did you read any of the books on my list? Which one would you recommend to me?
What is on your fall TBR list?