Books I plan to read in October

I’m linking up again with The Deliberate Reader to share the books I’ll be reading this month.

September was another good reading month. I finished 11 books – completing 8 of the books I planned to read this month as well as two other books I was already reading before the month began. I had to return In the Unlikely Event to the library without starting it, so I’m back on the bottom of the waiting list. And I’m currently in the middle of both Casting with a Fragile Thread and Second Chance Summer.

For October, I’m planning a little lighter than normal, so I can hopefully finish up some of the books from my Summer (turned Fall) Reading Challenge and because I have many books on hold at the library, and I don’t know which ones might come in earlier than expected.

Here are the 7 books I plan to read this month…

How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
How did I get it: eARC
Why did I get it: I heard about it through an email from NetGalley. This book will be my first ARC!

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I almost picked this book for my August reading challenge book because of the cover. It’s the last Lisa Genova book that I need to read, so when I didn’t make it my challenge book, I added it to my September list.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
How did I get it: I pre-ordered the hardcover book from Amazon. I know! I actually bought a book.
Why did I get it: I need to read this book because I love Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl, and Harry Potter (and therefore Simon Snow). I bought it because I am going to NerdCon in Minneapolis next week, and I’m hoping to meet Rainbow and get her to sign my copy!!!

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s my last remaining John Green book, and I finally made it a priority to read it.

13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelopes #1) by Maureen Johnson
How did I get it: I borrowed the e-audiobook using the Overdrive app.
Why did I get it: It’s my YA Book Club selection for October.

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m starting a new book club for other kindergarten parents, and this book is the selection for our first meeting in November. I heard about this book from a mini review on Modern Mrs. Darcy a few months ago.

Cress by Marissa Meyer
How did I get it: I’m listening to it on Sarah’s Audible account.
Why did I get it: I’m re-reading this book for the continuation of the Lunar Chronicles Read Along in preparation for the release of Winter in November.

What are you reading this month?

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  1. I haven't read Love, Anthony yet either, but loved her other books. I am also interested in Eight Hundred Grapes. Lots of great books for you this month!

    1. I thought my sister had told me she didn't like Love Anthony as much, but then I saw she rated it 4 stars on Goodreads, so I figured I should check it out. Eight Hundred Grapes appealed to me because of the family drama. It should be a good month of reading.

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