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October ‘16 TBR List

Get the scoop on what we're reading this month!

October ‘16 TBR List

It's fall, y'all!* No bones about it, we're excited to snuggle up with a steaming mug of spiked apple cider and go batty over some books.

Take a tour of the treats in our October stacks below, then hit us up in the comments with the books you're gravely serious about tackling this month. (And yes, I do love Halloween puns, thanks for asking!)

*Well, in some places. Here in Austin, we're adding pumpkin spice to everything in the hope that soon there'll be a chill in the air.

Mandy C.

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Turn-ons: Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Jesper and Wylan

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Turn-ons: Magical realism, LGBTQ themes, "four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches"

Disruption (Disruption #1) by Jessica Shirvington
Turn-ons: Technological dystopia, possible enemistry

Iron Man: The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer
Turn-ons: Tony Stark, Marvel meets YA

Secrets in the Snow by Michaela MacColl
Turn-ons: Teenage Jane Austen solving a murder mystery

Aerie (Magonia #2) by Maria Dahvana Headley
Turn-ons: Magonia, a trip "to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon"


The Boy Is Back (Boy #4) by Meg Cabot
Turn-ons: Meg Freaking Cabot, rekindled old flame

Mandy W.

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu
Turn-ons: The Young Elites series finale (sob!), ADELINA MOTHERCUSSIN' AMOUTERU, MARIE MOTHERCUSSIN' LU

Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King
Turn-ons: Ghost of Christmas Past and Future trippiness, portrait of a broken family, A.S. KING 5EVA

The Rift Uprising by Amy S. Foster
Turn-ons: Badass heroine, super soldiers, dimension-hopping, author's super intriguing second job as a songwriter

Beast by Brie Spangler
Turn-ons: Beauty and the Beast modern retelling, trans girl co-lead


A World Without You by Beth Revis
Turn-on: Time travel!

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Turn-ons: Victorian London, forensic science

The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker
Turn-ons: Impatient ghosts, quests

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Turn-ons: Nice Nicholas Sparks-like Dad, slow-burn romance

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Turn-ons: Mysterious disappearance, inconvenient coming-out story, thriller


The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz
Turn-ons: apocalypse, kids in charge, brothers, zombie-aliens?!

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Turn-ons: spooky story, creepy cover, paranormal romance, Beauty and the Beast


Look Past by Eric Devine
Turn-ons: Intense (sometimes upsetting) author, my name on the cover


The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness #3) by Tamora Pierce
Turn-ons: Ladies kicking ass, journey of self-discovery, quests

How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You by Tara Eglington
Turn-ons: Shakespeare, high school theatre, enemistry

Clariel (Abhorsen #0.5) by Garth Nix
Turn-ons: Magic, expanding book-verse, origin stories

Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories (Abhorsen #3.5) by Garth Nix
Turn-ons: Catching up with old friends, short stories

Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5) by Garth Nix
Turn-ons: Strong female character, surprise continuation of a 'completed' series

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).