Stock Your Shelves: October Book Releases

Happy October! Better late than never, right? Here are 5 books I cannot wait to get my hands on this month. New inspirational Cheryl Strayed? Check. A new Robert Galbraith? Got it. NEW DAVID MITCHELL??? It’s almost too much for me to handle.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (October 6)

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here–it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (October 23): 

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible–and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein (October 23):
HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later.
Slade House by David Mitchell (October 27)
Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents—an odd brother and sister—extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late.
Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed (October 27)
From the best-selling author of Wild, a collection of quotes–drawn from the wide range of her writings–that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that’s as irresistible to give as it is to receive.
What are you looking forward to this October?

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  1. I didn’t realize there was a new Cheryl Strayed coming out….how has that not been plastered all over the book blogs?! I still need to read Tiny Beautiful Things, though…

  2. Ahh, SO MANY GOODIES. That Rainbow Rowell book just might make me pick up my first Rainbow Rowell. It sounds fabulous.

    And oh, Cheryl. I’m in the middle of Tiny Beautiful Things and am sad it’s took me so long to pick it up. I will definitely be looking into Brave Enough, and I think it’ll make the perfect Christmas gift for at least one of my friends from college.

    I *still* have not read any David Mitchell, for shame.