Monday Mentions: October TBR List

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Some days you win and others, well you know the rest. Last month was not my best for following my TBR list. I know have a lot of books on my rolling TBR list that should have been read. But that’s going to change this month! I’ve reanalyzed my schedule, and I’m hoping that nothing comes up in the meantime!

So although there will not be that many mentions in this post, I still want to take this opportunity to thank the other bloggers and authors that inspire my TBR list! You guys are awesome!

(All of the book titles link to Goodreads where I’ve gotten the synopsis and the book photo from)

This month I want to read:

first came forever - Annie WoodsFirst Came Forever – Annie Woods

Synopsis: First love. A promise of forever. A lie that changes everything.
Backpacking with her high school friends, Erica Lindell’s life takes a thrilling new turn. Meeting the fascinating Sasha Ailes, she can’t help but fall completely and irrevocably in love with him. When he feels the same way about her, Erica finds herself drawn into a fairytale love story that will set her life on a new direction. But Sasha has kept his true identity a secret. Finding out who he really is, Erica must overcome the betrayal and make the hardest choice of her life. Can she give up her own dreams to live in his world, or leave and lose him forever?
First Came Forever is an enchanting, heart-wrenching story about finding true love and the devastating consequences it can lead to. What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Why I want to read: Now I’m not really into romance books, I may have never actually read one (but don’t quote me on that because I’m not entirely sure.) I heard about this book from Danielle at The Introverted Book Nerd, and I just had to read it! So I can’t wait to read my first young adult romance book!


Resist the Machine - C.D VerhoffResist the Machine – C.D Verhoff

Synopsis: Like all Avants, Clara Spinner’s genetic code, future occupation and date of death have been predetermined by the government. So when her innermost desires conflict with her rigidly planned life, she must hide them or risk losing everything.
Fresh out of the academy, she loathes her new assignment as a medical technician, but those who complain tend to disappear, so what can she do? Deciding to make the best of it, she works hard to become one of the top techs at the hospital, specializing in the use of memory retrieval equipment. As her skills gain recognition, she begins to make peace with the system until the day a loved one vanishes without a trace.
Seeking answers, Clara’s retrieves a memory nobody was supposed to see. Suspense with a touch of romance—Avant Nation will take you on a thought-provoking ride into the near future.

Why I want to read: This month I have joined the Boho Book Club hosted by Alisha at The Bohemian Housewife and this is the book we are reading. This is a dystopian read which I am a big fan of. This will be my first time participating in a book club, but stay tuned for my posts about this book (I’ll be posting weekly!)


through the woods - emily carroll

Through the Woods – Emily Carroll

Synopsis: It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.
These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.
Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

Why I want to read: I want to do a Halloweeny type book for the end of this month, so I did a quick Google search. Well, I found out that this graphic novel is one of the top picks for scary stories. This is my first graphic novel, I can’t wait to read it!


Project Pandora - Aden PolydorosProject Pandora – Aden Polydoros

Synopsis: Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight— Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself.
Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control?
In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass…

Why I want to read: Well, if you all remember, this was on my last month’s TBR list. Hopefully, I can get through it this month. I really like the concept of this book and want to read what happens.

I am more than a daydream - jennae cecelia

I Am More Than A Daydream – Jennae Cecelia

Synopsis: How often do you daydream? For most, it is many times a day. We stare out the window instead of the task in front of us. We fantasize about where we would much rather be, the significant other we long for, our ideal job, the body we hope to see in the mirror, a healthier mindset, pure happiness in our lives and the lives of others, peace in this chaotic world. However, how many of us daydreamers believe these pleasant thoughts will truly turn into our reality? Daydreams are more than just short bursts of happiness that only our minds can see. I know I am more than a daydream; and you are, too. (from Amazon)

Why I want to read: After I finished Uncaged Wallflower (see my review here), I ordered yet another Jennae Cecelia poetry collection. I feel inspired reading her poetry so I just had to get another collection.


undeniable - liz iavorschi-braun seven years gone series

Undeniable – Liz Iavorschi-Braun

Synopsis: The time for war is upon them. Ginger and her newfound family must fight for the hard-won freedom they hold Dear. When the smoke clears, will things ever be the same again?

Why I want to read: I really enjoyed the first two books of the Seven Years Gone series (See my reviews of Undesirable and Undefinable). I have been in contact with the author and have been put on the ARC reader list. Hopefully, I will get the book sometime this month! I can’t wait to find out what happens to Ginger in this next installment!


live fast, die young - vanessa barneveldLive Fast, Die Young – Vanessa Barneveld

Synopsis: Molly Corbett can’t stand seeing her childhood pal Alex Gibson destroy himself. He’s gone from straight-A student to rebel without a cause. With so much at stake, some serious interference is called for—or at least Micromanaging Molly thinks so. Alex needs to get back on the path to the Ivy League. But the harder Molly pushes Alex, the harder he pushes back.
Alex has a secret.
Well, two secrets. Number one: He has terminal melanoma. With six months to live, Alex hasn’t got a second to waste. And hanging around hospitals when his friends think he’s cutting school definitely counts as wasted time. Instead, he’s going to drop out, surf, drive fast cars…and finally put secret number two out there. He’s in love with Molly and he’s going to tell her before it’s too late.

Why I want to read: I heard about this book from Caroline on her blog Caroline Andrus. I really enjoyed reading her review, and this novella was free at the time (and still is at the time of this post!) I can’t wait to read a fast-paced book about living life to the fullest.

There you go, my October TBR list! Will I get to all of these books? I hope so! Will I read other books? Probably! That’s the beauty of books, they don’t expire!

What are you reading this month? Do you want to read anything on my list? Let me know in the comments below!

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16 thoughts on “Monday Mentions: October TBR List

  1. Hi! Good luck with your TBR! It’s not always easy to follow one, the life of a bookworm is hard and difficult! 😉 I want to read “Through the woods” too, it’s on my wishlist since forever!

    1. It definitely is! Last month did not work well for me but I’m making good progress this month already! I can’t wait to read Through the Woods! I’ve heard its the perfect Halloween read.

    1. I’ve actually gotten to the halfway point of First Came Forever and I’m hooked! I can’t put it down!

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