It’s time to talk about all the books I bought last month, but definitely didn’t need. My book buying habits have been more under control recently (because I need money for my trip to Prague more than I need more books). But, don’t worry, because in October, I definitely bought a lot of books. Some of them were new releases or books that caught my eye, but there’s definitely a Book Outlet haul in here. Let’s jump right into all the books I bought in October! (But not literally, because we don’t hurt books on this blog.)
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This was my Book of the Month pick for October. I read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me earlier this year, and was curious about his new fiction book. Especially since it was Oprah’s Book Club pick for this month.
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. Of course, I couldn’t decide which BOTM to choose (what’s new?) so I also picked up this one. I have yet to read a Ruta Sepetys book – I know! – but hopefully this will
guilt entice me into picking one up soon.
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. I loved this book when I read it earlier this month, so I had to pick up a physical copy when it came out. I would definitely read this again someday.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. I’m currently listening to this on audio, but I’m loving it so much I wanted to buy a physical copy. And I’m glad I did, because there are pictures! I’m enjoying flipping through it after I listen to a few chapters.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (illustrated edition). I just love these editions!
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. This book has been on my radar for a while, but I was sold when I saw a picture of the epigraph that someone had posted on Instagram: “god should have made girls lethal when he made monsters of men” – Elizabeth Hewer
Melmoth by Sarah Perry. I read The Essex Serpent earlier this year, and was curious to read more of Sarah Perry’s work. This plot sounds like it’s right up my alley, so I’m excited. Bonus: I was looking to read a few books set in Prague before my trip next year, so it’s perfect.
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. I read this last year and really enjoyed it (I’ve been a fan of Diane Setterfield since long before I started this blog). I only had a digital ARC, so when I saw a hardcover on sale, I had to grab it.
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem. When I first started trying to read more nonfiction, I read and fell in love with Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road. I’ve been wanting to read more, so I picked up this one. Because I want to get better at everyday rebellions.
How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran. Around the same time I read My Life on the Road, I also read Caitlin Moran’s How to Be a Woman (nonfiction) and How to Build a Girl (fiction). I really enjoyed both, even though they’re totally outside my comfort zone. This one is the sequel to How to Build a Girl, and I’m curious enough to see what it’s all about.
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz. A few months ago, I read my first Lisa Lutz book – The Swallows – and LOVED it. I’m definitely interested in reading more Lisa Lutz, and this seems to be fairly popular (I’ve seen it at Target), so I thought I’d start with this one.
The Lost Queen by Signe Pike. I think one genre I might work on reading more of next year is fantasy. I’ve heard really great things about this one, and it’s been compared to Philippa Gregory (which I am so on board for), so I picked it up.
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons. Same as above (minus the Philippa Gregory comparison).
That’s it for this haul! I think I got some good books that I’m really excited about reading.
What books did you add to your collection this month? What are you most excited about reading?