KoA and Reading Plans: October TBR

To your disbelief and mine, I’m back with another TBR! While I think I’ll always be a mood reader, there are a few books that I know I want to get to before the end of 2018- and there’s no way my homework is stopping me from doing so. With Halloween approaching,  I’m craving some must-read fantasy (dark or light vibes welcome) and I wouldn’t be Fangirl Fury with at least 1 contemporary read.

My biggest debate that I’ve had while creating my October TBR is thinking about when I’m going to read Sarah J. Maas’s Kingdom of Ash, which comes out on October 23rd. Not only is KoA the final book in the Throne of Glass series, but it’s the longest SJM book at 992 PAGES. And yes, I’m already trying to figure out how I’m going to fit it on my bookshelf. I would of course love to read KoA as seen as it comes out, and while I do set aside time to read at school, I want to give it my undivided attention during my Thanksgiving or winter break…. Except I need to know what happens and I REFUSE to be spoiled. Any advice is much appreciated.


Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich- One of my favorite Broadway shows, I’m really looking forward to YA book adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. I admit that I am nervous to see how much the story is changed. However, I’ve seen really positive early reviews.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff- I promised my roommate that I would read one of her all-time favorite books, Nevernight, before the end of the fall semester. She said that the book  has some dark vibes that will perfectly fit October’s spooky season.

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden- After loving The Girl in the Tower in September (sidenote: it was supposed to be on my October TBR, but I unexpectedly finished it over the last weekend in September), I’m in need of more Katherine Arden. Her first middle grade, Small Spaces, sounds like the perfect book for Halloween, following a young girl’s experience with creepy stories and ghosts.



Sawkill Girls by Clare Legrand- After seeing a lot of love for Clare Legrand’s Furyborn this summer, I cannot wait to read Sawkill Girls. I’ve seen so many reviewers describe it as the perfect read for Halloween.

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black– I’ve been meaning to get to The Wicked King ASAP, and I feel like The Lost Sisters, the first novella in The Folk of Air series, will motivate me to do so.

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Adam Siegemund-Broka- Being back at school means for at least school-related read right? Always Never Yours is definitely one of the 2018 releases I want to read before the end of year, and I’m already anticipating this husband-and-wife writing duo’s next novel, If I’m Being Honest.

What books are on your October TBR? Any Kingdom of Ash advice? Share in the comments!

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