- The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
After I finished The Queen of the Tearling in September, I immediately started The Invasion of he Tearling, but I made the decision to put it down in favor of finishing Sense and Sensibility last month. Now I'm ready to start this October with what could potentially be a fabulous sequel. As the title suggests, this book deals with the fall out from Kelsea's decision to break the terms of the treaty with Mortmesne. Now the threat of an invasion by the Red Queen is immanent and Kelsea has to prepare her kingdom. The synopsis also kind of suggests that this book will help explain the history of the tearling more and will finally give readers some world building, which I'm really looking forward to. Fingers crossed that this turns out to be one of the better books I'll read this October.
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Every once in a while you come across a book whose premise is so intriguing and goes against the grain of everything being published in its genre right now that you just have to read it. The Rest of Us Just Live Here is one of those books. The minute I heard about it, I knew I had to read it. Curious? Here is the first line of the synopsis: "What if you aren’t the Chosen One?" Basically, this book tells the story of someone who has to live his everyday life knowing he isn't the chosen one to save the world. Since the majority of ya protagonists are the chosen ones, it's nice to see a story crafted around one of the side characters, the one that doesn't usually have their story told.
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
While this TBR list is a little bit ambitious page count wise, I'm hoping I'll have enough time to read all of these books and more. Now I'm off to fill my coffee cup with more pumpkin coffee and decide whether it's too early in the month to start watching all of my favorite Halloween movies.