Hello, it’s October now, and I’ve got a heck of a lot to read so I’m a bit stressed. Naturally, I’m going to blog about it. Here’s a “TBR” for October even though I know I won’t get to read quite a bit of it!
- FreakBoy: This is for my teaching YA class and I’m a little skeptical and biased because I’ve read books about trans characters actually written by trans people and I’m willing to bet they’re more nuanced. But it’s written in verse so it should be a quick read.
- The Faerie Queene, Book 1 by Edmund Spenser: This is for my literary history 1 class also known as “the old stuff,” so I’m expecting some poetry and Christianity.
- My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga: Also for my YA class. I’ve been aware of this since it came out, and I’ve heard it’s good at portraying depression but also wraps things up too neatly while relying too heavily on a love interest to make things better, so I’m skeptical.
- Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (Oct 3.): Magical realism true to its Latinx roots! Bi girl! So excited.
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Oct. 10): Let’s say I’m more on the “OCD written by someone with OCD!!” train than the “John Green” train (though I appreciate what he and his company do for education on YouTube). I think there’s going to be several ideas I resonate with in here.
- The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (Oct 19): I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG! And I only reread His Dark Materials two years ago so I think I’m prepared.
- 27 Hours by Tristina Wright: I got a copy of this from Entangled Teen to review. It’s been rather hyped, and I’m interested to see LGBTQ characters in sci-fi while also being aware of the discussions going around with this book right now.
- Kid Authors by David Stabler: This is a middle grade nonfiction book of stories from the childhoods of famous authors. It’s fun so far, and not too long.
- Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta: Theater! Girls falling in love with each other! This is exactly what I want to read right now and I can’t wait to get to it.
Meanwhile, I also have some books I’ve had for a while and was saving for Halloween…
- The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury: This one’s short and a more recent addition to my Bradbury collection. Maybe I’ll actually get to it.
- The Shining and Misery by Stephen King: I’ve actually never read a Stephen King book (or seen one the movies), and I’ll probably start with Misery. I’m also doubtful I’ll get to them this Halloween season, but this winter I may get to it.
Again, I want to get to as many of these as possible, but school reading comes first, followed by the Netgalley titles (Kid Authors and Echo After Echo), and the new releases so I can join in the conversation. But I might not be able to resist a spooky read, either!