What I’m Reading in October

There’s a lot going on this month, and many books I want to read. To keep me organized, I printed out an October calendar and planned out my reading. Not to say this is exactly how it will go down – I’m a mood reader at heart. But, I do love making lists and at this point in time these books have caught my fancy.

Spooky Reads for Halloween:

Ten by Gretchen McNeilΒ  – An homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.

This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel – A prequel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers – A zombie novel about 6 teenagers trying to survive the apocalypse.

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver – A middle grade fantasy by one of my favorite authors.

Selections for The Literary Others: An LGBT Reading Event:

This event is hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader, and runs through the month of October. Sign up and look for giveaways, guest posts, and reviews.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – About a girl coming of age in the early 90s and discovering she’s attracted to girls. Her religious relatives send her to a “de-gaying” camp when they find out.

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George – About a secret relationship between two opposites, told in alternating perspectives.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan – I’m a fan of Levithan but somehow haven’t read his first groundbreaking book.

Between You and Me by Marisa Calin – About a girl who has a crush on her teacher.


I need to finish listening to Girl of Nightmares and Shadow of Night – now in progress. And I hope to sneak in one more audiobook, possibly:

10. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Narrated by Will Patton. A mystery/supernatural blend that’s received some good reviews.

What are you looking forward to reading this month?


16 thoughts on “What I’m Reading in October

  1. Great list! Looking forward to hearing what you have to say about your reads!

  2. BermudaOnion says:

    You are so organized – I just fly by the seat of my pants.

    1. Lucy says:

      We’ll see if I can stick to the plan. I got some organization ideas from bloggiesta this weekend, hope it works!

  3. Such a fan of Levithan – Boy Meets Boy is simple & sweet, but somehow also rather profound. I absolutely love it, and I remember thinking: “This should be required reading in school.” It’s just a very good, very real young adult / coming-of-age / first loves kinda book.

    1. Lucy says:

      I’m looking forward to reading it – it sounds really sweet πŸ™‚

  4. Brittany says:

    Yay, what a great list!! I just got Ten from the library (which I think they may have bought specifically because I put a request in before they even had it…) and I’m really excited! I think it’s perfect for October as a kind of “Halloween read”. Looking forward to seeing your reviews! πŸ™‚

    1. Lucy says:

      Can’t wait for your review of Ten, Brittany! It does look like a good Halloween read, and that’s great that the library ordered it based on your input.

  5. vmcarswell says:

    Ten is definitely on my list for October reads! Along with Bone Dressing, House of Leaves, Girl of Nightmares, and whatever other creppy sounding reads I can get my hands on πŸ™‚

    1. Lucy says:

      I had to look up Bone Dressing and House of Leaves and both sound very cool. Looking forward to hearing what you think of them! Girl of Nightmares is the perfect creepy Halloween book. Enjoy!

  6. Dark Endeavour is on my list as well! πŸ™‚ Definitely want to read the ‘Raven Boys’ πŸ™‚ Great list!

    1. Lucy says:

      Glad you’re interested in reading those two as well. Have to sneak in a few spooky books this Halloween, right? Happy reading!

  7. sterlingsop says:

    I so need to do this but I’m a mood reader too. My Kindle is loaded and ready to roll but I get so distracted with my latest download that I can’t keep up with them all haha!! I need to make a list of intended reading so I don’t lose the little gems I’ve bought while I’ve been reading something else.

    1. Lucy says:

      I’m with you- definitely a mood reader. This is an experiment this month because I was so overwhelmed with my book choices. And it’s tricky with the kindle isn’t it, because the books really hide there. I try to make kindle collections so I can find my books more easily. Hope October is a great reading month for you!

  8. bookgoonie says:

    Woohoo! I’m hopping to get The Dark Endeavor read too. Hoping for great things here.

  9. fishgirl182 says:

    i am a mood reader at heart, too, though sometimes i like to make reading lists in my notebook. i rarely follow them but it’s nice to have some idea of what kind of stuff i want to read that month. i may read this is not a test as well in oct. trying to get some scary books in and this one looks pretty creepy.

  10. Kelsey says:

    This is Not a Test was good, I hope you like it!! I really want to read Ten too, it looks awesome πŸ™‚ I try not to plan what books I’m going to read, I always end up changing my mind at some point lol but it’s good to try! Especially if it’s dependent on your mood.

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