Nine Books I’m Most Excited to Read in October 2020

Happy October! This is my favorite month: haunted houses, fall drinks, scary movies, thrillers…what’s not to love? It’s also no longer blazing hot anymore, and we can walk outside without melting our faces off. By not blazing hot, I mean about 90 degrees. I was chilly walking to my car this morning, and it was 70. I’m officially a wimp. (For those of you who don’t know, I moved to Las Vegas from Boston a little more than a year ago. The worst part is no more fall. So I just pretend indoors with the AC up.)

It’s also Charlie’s birthday month! She was born on Halloween, which of course means I need to dress her up, much to her distaste. She usually gets a pumpkin pupcake out of the ordeal, though. She’s three this year. 

The world’s most disgruntled puppy.

A few days ago I rounded up my most anticipated new releases for this October, but I have a huge backlog of TBR without even considering those. Here’s what I’m planning to read this month: 

invisible girl by lisa jewell

Invisible Girl:

I love Lisa Jewell, she’s definitely one of my top five favorite authors. Her last book, The Family Upstairs, blew me away, so I can’t wait for this one. 

night swim by megan goldin

The Night Swim:

This is tied with Invisible Girl as what I’m looking forward to the most in the near future. I enjoyed The Escape Room, and from what I’ve read this one will be even better. 

final girls by riley sager

Final Girls:

This one has been sitting on my TBR for way too long, and it’s time to check it off the list. I’ve loved all of Riley Sager’s other books, so I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Thrillers fit a spooky Halloween theme perfectly. 

I Know Who You Are:

I just finished His and Hers and I read Sometimes I Lie a few months ago, and I loved them both. Alice Feeney is a genius. 

the one by john marrs

The One:

Gotta read it before the new Netflix show comes out! 

you can't catch me by catherine mckenzie

You Can’t Catch Me:

Just received this one in the mail the other day! Very excited to read it.

one of our own by jane haddam

One Of Our Own:

I have a huge backlog of ARCs on NetGalley, since I accidentally applied to way too many all at once. I’ll try to tackle this one this month before its pub date in November. Although, while checking out the description, I just realized that it’s book #30 (!!!) of a series. Has anyone read the Gregor Demarkian series? Does this book work as a standalone? I definitely don’t have time on my TBR to catch up on 30 books! 

how to walk away by katherine center

How to Walk Away:

I didn’t know about Katherine Center at all until about a month ago when I listened to the audiobook of Things You Save In A Fire. It was a cute, easy read that did a good job of breaking up some other pretty dense books (The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, anyone?). Interested to see how her other reads compare. 

Too Good To Be True:

I received this one as an ARC from Goodreads, and I’m really looking forward to it. I didn’t read Carola Lovering’s first book Tell Me Lies, so maybe I’ll try to read that one first. 

That’s the list! Think I can get them all? I have a tendency to get distracted by other shinier books, especially if I go shopping, but I’m going to try to stick to the plan! 

What’s on your TBR for October? Anything I should bump to the top of my list? 

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