Updated: Nov 7, 2020
This month's monthly info will have all the fun things as usual, but I want to start including some extra resources to help you find more books and more bookish people. This month I have a section where I highlight two fabulous online book clubs that you can be part of. Both do not require anything besides just reading the book and can be participated in from anywhere in the world.
This month the theme is "Book Love." I will be talking about how to fall back in love with reading, why you should love reading, how you can encourage kids to enjoy the hobby and other things along the lines of this theme. Due to the fact this is coming out so late and I have a lot to talk about on this theme, it is very likely this theme will continue into next month.
This month I want to read a lot of books so I will just include a one sentence synopsis for each book, but if you want more information, just click on the book title to go straight to the Goodreads link. This is a very ambitious pile and in my perfect world I would get to all these, but I'll probably end up reading only a few of them.
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
YA contemporary romance that takes place in one day about two people who are drawn together by their determination to vote but due to their races, the US voting system makes it very difficult.
Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas
A gothic suspense about an elite private school of higher education in which students must agree to become fully isolated from everything and everyone. Why? Graduates will leave with the promise of a future of sublime power and prestige and can become anything or anyone they want to be.
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Imagine seeing what your life is like in five years and seeing that it is not exactly what you were hoping it to be.
Malorie by Josh Malerman
A sequel to Bird Box: a supernatural horror book where a creature/thing is roaming the world and if you look at it, you go insane.
Eighty Days to Elsewhere by KC Dyer
Romy must win a competition to save her family's bookstore, but to win, she must travel the world in eighty days.
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
YA book about Eliza who is a shy girl whose identity is online, but when her secret identity is discovered she must piece back together her life.
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
Adult sci-fi debut with alternate realities and commentary about identity, privilege, and belonging.
This is a new section where I share a variety of book clubs that can be found online. The point of this section is to help you find a community of readers for you to be part of.
The Literally Dead Book Club Hosted by Kayla.
Announcement Video Click here to watch!
What type of books? This bookclub is centered around reading both YA and adult (but mostly adult) mystery, thriller, and horror books.
Where is the club? Goodreads group Instagram
Youtube (on Kayla's Youtube channel for the monthly live show discussing the book)
September: Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas October: One by One by Ruth Ware November: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
The Late Night Book Club Hosted by Noelle, Ellias, and Joel
Announcement Video Click here to watch!
What type of books? This is a very new bookclub and therefore there haven't been any picks yet, besides the one for September. Based off of the announcement video on Noelle's channel, this bookclub will read all different types of books.
Where is the club? Twitter Instagram Youtube (Each month the live show will be on one of their Youtube channels. This month it's on Noelle's channel.)
This month's pick The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Book of the Month Book of the Month is a book subscription where the club picks 5 new release titles and you can pick one to get sent to you. If you aren't into any of the picks, you can skip with no penalty. If you want to try it for yourself you can use my referral code. (This post is not sponsored in any way. The code is just from having a BOTM account.)
This month, I picked Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden. This is an own voices, Native American thriller that blends Native American culture with mystery. The story follows Virgil Wounded Horse who is a vigilante and is on a mission to find and stop the drug traffic on the reservation. As of typing this, I am about 100 pages in and I'm really enjoying it. The book has a really nice blend of plot and information about life on a Native American reservation.
Readathons The Buzzword Readathon, hosted by Kayla from Booksandlala will be having its final round at the end of this month. The official dates are September 21st-27th. This readathon focuses on books with a certain word. For example, some of the words in the past were girl or lied, where you read only books with that specific word. This round. the word is "night." Even though this is the final round, the readathon will continue, but in a different way. Information about this change and general information about the readathon can be found here on Kayla's youtube.
Books on my Radar A list of some new releases I'm excited about!
Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones (1st)
One by One by Ruth Ware (8th)
Horrid by Katrina Leno (15th)
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (17th)