A little over a week ago, fall arrived. It’s beautiful out, isn’t it? I love fall. It’s my favorite time of year. Pumpkin flavored things. Apples and apple flavored things. Fall book releases.  My birthday, NaNoWriMo, the Dewey readathon.  Oh, my. So many lovely things to look forward to.  I am most looking forward to participating in Dewey’s readathon again, this year. There will be another post closer to the day of the event. Now, on to the good stuff. I know I only read about half of the books on my September TBR list, but I am highly optimistic about October, what with the readathon and everything.  In some particular order the books are:



Andy wasn’t usually sure about much, but she was absolutely certain this was the weirdest day of her life as she stood stranded in the middle of a great white room with six strangers. Well, they were mostly strangers. She could have sworn she’d seen the guy with the green eyes before, and maybe that was why he kept staring at her.
When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined, and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.
I’ve had this book on my netgalley shelf for a while. It’s about time I get to it.  It’s rather short, so it should be a quick read.


I think the fire changed us – me and Dom. I think that’s how the boy was able to see us. Though he’d been there for every summer of our childhood, we’d only been stupid boys until then. Stupid, happy, ignorant boys. And what in hell would he have had in common with two stupid boys? But after the fire we were different. We were maybe a little bit like him. And so he saw us, at last, and he thought he’d found a home…

Look at that amazing cover! This will be one of October’s buddy reads with Readerly Musings! I love ghost stories. Perfect for the holiday coming up. 


Alone on the tip of the cape, Hannah Snow is on the verge of her most heroic rescue yet.

On 19th century Cape Cod, Hannah Snow shouldn’t even be in the water. Her husband, John, would be furious-it’s his job to tend to Dangerfield Light. It’s certainly not women’s work, and his quick trips out of town don’t give her permission to rush toward the tattered ships. But she does, and though she can’t save everyone, William “Billy” Pike, is someone she can. He’s recuperating in her care when John’s horse is found abandoned. Hannah invites Billy to stay as a hired hand-but soon discovers that he is not at all whom she thought he was. When everything holding her together falls apart, can Hannah learn how to save herself?

This sounds really good. I’m looking forward to reading it.  I do love me some good historical fiction.


At an obscure South Carolina nursing home, a lost world reemerges as a disabled elderly woman undergoes newfangled brain-restoration procedures and begins to explore her environment with the assistance of strap-on robot legs. At a deluxe medical spa on a nameless Caribbean island, a middle-aged woman hopes to revitalize her fading youth with grotesque rejuvenating therapies that combine cutting-edge medical technologies with holistic approaches and the pseudo-religious dogma of Zen-infused self-help. And in a rinky-dink mill town, an adolescent girl is unexpectedly inspired by the ravings and miraculous levitation of her fundamentalist friend’s weird grandmother. These are only a few of the scenarios readers encounter in Julia Elliott’s debut collection, The Wilds.

I am super super excited to read this. Ever since I got this in June, it has been on my top shelf to read. I am making it a buddy read; and finally getting to it to. I thought it’d be perfect for October.  Plus, the cover. The. Cover. Love, love, love.


When a boy tries to save his parents’ marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

A Sudden Light is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family’s struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it reflects Garth Stein’s outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation, and his rare ability to see the unseen: the universal threads that connect us all

I wanted this at BEA, but was unable to get a copy. Thankfully, I was able to grab a copy from netgalley. This sounds really good. I love ghost stories like this. Everything sounds like something I would enjoy. 

That’s my reading list for October, not including Dewey’s readathon. There are plenty more books I have planned for that. What are some of the books you think you are going to read this month? I would love to see some suggestions.

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by.