Thursday, October 1, 2015

Books in my Reading Future- October 2015

Here's What I See In My Reading Future For October:

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl. 

 Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything. 

 Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

  • I loved Fangirl so hard!!  I mean I read it in one night and cried like a baby.  So yes, I am excited for more Rainbow.
  • I know this isn't a Fangirl sequel or anything, but after all the excerpts of Simon and Baz in the Fangirl book, it sort of is a sequel.... maybe.
  • Dumb question, but is this book is supposed to be from the book series that Cath and Wren fell in love with, or is this the fanfic that Cath was writing?  I'm a tad confused.
  • I'm also meeting Ms. Rowell October 8!!!!  So I hope to have her sign a copy of this book and then get started reading it immediately.
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date: 10/6/2015

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Grace Mae knows madness. 

 She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum. 

 When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past. 

 In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.

  • I mean it's a historical thriller!!!!!  I loved The Diviners and have been looking for a story like that ever since.  This sounds like it could have that same feel.
  • Secret pregnancies, insane asylums, serial killers... it's the perfect Halloween-time book.
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 10/6/2015

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. 

 In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

  • I know this has been out since March, and it's also been in my possession since June.... but I just have not read it for what reasons I don't know.
  • 2015 is definitely the year I discovered my love for Lauren Oliver.  Before I Fall and Rooms were 2 of my favorite books that I read this year and I'm SO excited to read more by her.
  • It's happening, I'm reading this.
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 3/10/2015

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling

The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry can't know that the atmosphere is darkening around him, and his worst enemy is preparing a fate that it seems will be inescapable

  • I've been reading the Harry Potter series to my son this summer and we're on book 4 now.
  • I can't even tell you how awesome it's been to share my love for all things Harry Potter with my baby boy.  It's been a dream come true.
  • Also this is my first reread, and I've been meaning to do that for a loooong time.
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 7/8/2000 (my birthday!!!)

Other TBR Priorities:

A mix of already released and books coming out soon.  Hope to get to these ASAP!!

  • We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean- a psychological thriller that features a journal, a mental ward, and revenge.
  • Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)- I need to finish it.
  • Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus- a book set in Paris... plus I've heard good things about it.
  • Upside Down Magic (#1) by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins (E. Lockhart), & Lauren Myracle- I cannot wait to read more Sarah Mylnowski.  Also when these 3 write together, good things happen :)

I'm planning on reading a lot of books that are going to get me into that fall mood this month.  I absolutely love Halloween, so it's pretty much a no-brainer to read some type of horror during October.  What books are you going to read this month??  Any of the books I listed on your TBR?

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  1. I am SO excited for Carry On! And I'm up to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this month!!

  2. I really want to read Vanishing Girls but its one of those books I'm wary of buying and then letting it gather dust...Harry Potter on the other hand I read every summer! I'm a tiny bit obsessed ;)

  3. Oooooh! I want to read A Madness So Discreet so bad! Hopefully I'll get to it soon! I'm reading Illuminae now and it's super interesting so far! Good luck with your TBF :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

    1. I love the Illuminae format... it got good after the first part confused me a little. I still have trouble keeping up with all the ship/planet/company names

  4. I hope you love Vanishing Girls. It's one of my favourites. Keep your tissues handy ;).

    Sarah @ The Reading Petal

  5. That cover for Upside Down Magic is so adorable, I love it. I haven't read any of Sarah Mlynowski's MG's, but I absolutely adored her Magic in Manhattan series when I read it years ago. Happy reading! (Oh, and glad you stopped by my blog, so I could in turn stop by yours. I'm also a contemporary lover, so I'm sure I'm going to enjoy it here! New follower!)

  6. A Madness so Discreet looks freaking awesome! I have a copy of the ARC that I can't wait to get my hands on!!

  7. Vanishing Girls was gooooood. I hope you like it too! And I love that you are reading HP to your son. How great.

  8. I thought Ill never be apart and vanishing girls was pretty good. I will be reading maddness so discreet too. Can't wait to see your thoughts.