Hey, friends! This October is going to be really special to me, because I’m doing #FridayFrightAThon with some of my best friends! Basically, we are reading a scary book each Friday in October, and you are all welcome to buddy read them all, or even just one, with us! But I have all the information posted below! Also, tonight at midnight I plan to inhale read The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air #1.5) by Holly Black! But besides that, October is officially the month of buddy reads with all my best friends! 🎃
➽ Vicious (The Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab
Buddy read with: Mo @ Novelish & Julie @ Pages and Pens
*dodges tomatoes* I’m reading it, friends, I’m reading it! And then I’m going to read Vengeful and it’s going to be glorious!
➽ Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
ARC! Release Date: March 7th, 2019
Buddy read with: Julie @ Pages and Pens
I mean, new TJR! Do I really need to say anything else? Also, I’m starting out my October with two buddy reads with Julie, so like… what a damn blessing.
➽ The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Buddy read with: May @ My 1st Chapter & Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills
I can’t even read this title without singing my favorite Saves the Day song, and if that’s not telling how actually old I am, then I don’t know what will. But this book actually has the highest ratings on my TBR, so I am really expecting to love it!
➽ The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Buddy read with: Destiny @ Reading My Destiny
Not only am I hyped for this book, this is going to be me and Destiny’s first buddy read together. And, friends, Destiny has the most gorgeous feed on bookstagram, I swear. Not only is she a confirmed angel, her photos are honestly perfection in my eyes.
➽ Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
ARC! Release Date: November 6th, 2018
Buddy read with: May @ Forever and Everly & Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills
Me, Amy, and May reading ownvoices Asian inspired fantasy together? More likely than you’d think. (And I’m so ungodly excited for this one!)
➽ One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Buddy read with: Sue @ Beauty Book Corner
Apparently, October is just going to be a TJR month! But I haven’t buddy read anything with Sue for a long while, so I’m hyped! (I also have to make up for the last buddy read I did with her and took over a month! Haha! I love you, Sue!)
➽ Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
Buddy read with: Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm
Okay, I actually have to read The Bane Chronicles first, but I’m not buddy reading that one! But, like, I am actually getting through Cassie Clare’s back-list pretty quick and you should all be proud of me.
➽ The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
ARC! Release Date: October 30th, 2018
Buddy read with: May @ Forever and Everly
Another ARC buddy read with my favorite! And this might be my last highly anticipated ARC of 2018, so I’m extra excited to buddy read it with them.
➽ Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
No buddy read for this one, but it’s going to be on everyone’s TBR. And even though I have never loved this series, I have wasted too much time to NOT see how it all ends. I’ll probably start this the day it comes out, October 23rd, 2018.
➽ The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Buddy read with: Imi @ Imi Reviews Books & Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills
I’ll be honest with you, this book looks like everything I want in literature! So, I’m going in with some high hopes. Hopefully I don’t get let down! *crosses everything*
Okay, so this is a readathon that I’m hosting with a few of my very best friends this October! And basically we are just going to pick up a new thriller each Friday! I hope the books we picked end up actually being amazing, and I hope you all participate if you can! Also, make sure you check out my wonderful co-hosts who I love so much: Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills, Jen @ Pinot and Pages, & Chelsea @ Chelsea Palmer! 👻
➽ The Good Daughter (The Good Daughter #1) by Karin Slaughter
October 5th, 2018 🎃🔪
Buddy read with: Stephanie @ Between Folded Pages
Yes, you read that title right. The rest of the amazing people I’m hosting this buddy read with are reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, but I had already planned and scheduled to read The Good Daughter, so I am missing their first week’s buddy read! But you all should totally join them! Or if you want to read The Good Daughter, you are totally welcome also! But this is not an “official” book of our buddy read! (I just make everything ten times more difficult, haha!)
➽ The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
October 12th, 2018 🎃🔪
Ruth Ware seems to be a polarizing author, and I know so many of my friends disliked The Woman in Cabin 10, but those same friends have assured me that The Death of Mrs. Westaway is her best work yet! And I’m excited to finally read Ruth Ware for the first time!
➽ If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
October 19th, 2018 🎃🔪
The very first book I read this year was The Secret History, and friends, a day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t thought about that book. Everyone tells me that this is the closest book to give me those same vibes! And it’s more spooky, apparently! Shakespearean actors that are also maybe murderers? Sign me up, please.
➽ The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
October 26th, 2018 🎃🔪
This is one of the few books I get asked a lot if I’ve read or if I’m planning to read. I think Riley Sager and his debut was just very polarizing, so people would like to know where I fall with his work! So, I’ll let you know soon with his sophomore novel, friends!
Okay, my loves, that is going to be my hectic (but amazing) October TBR! And seriously, you should all follow everyone I tagged. I love each and every person with my whole heart, and I completely recommend their content. I feel so blessed to call them all my friends. But what are you planning to read this October? Anything the same as me? Regardless, I hope you have happy reading, friends! Stay spooky! 🍂