I can’t believe it’s October. It’s getting chilly, the leaves are all changing, we’re stocking up on firewood for the winter, and I still have a lot of books I want to read. Let’s talk about some of the books I’ll hopefully get through before the year is over.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. I’ve been reading this series on Webtoon, so I tend to forget I’m still in the middle of it when thinking about what book to pick up next
and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I put this down at the 20% mark for no particular reason and just haven’t prioritized finishing it, although I definitely still want to
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I have a few paranormal sci-fi and some spookier reads that feel seasonally appropriate coming up, but nothing specifically autumnal on the radar right now. I’m really looking forward to reading Sheets by Brenna Thummler as a hopefully sweeter spooky read to ease me into the upcoming horror reads.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I shared my top five anticipated released on Tuesday, but of those I think I’m most interested in The Two Doctors Górski
by Isaac Fellman, which is being published by Tordotcom on November 29. The premise reminds me a bit of The Bone Orchard, which I really enjoyed, but the tone seems quite different. I’m intrigued by the fantasy take on psychiatry and surviving abuse.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
The ones I’m currently most looking forward to reading by the end of the year are Swordheart by T. Kingfisher, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, and The Black Company by Glen Cook
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Honestly, no. I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how much I’m going to enjoy everything I have planned to read right now. However, I’m still not totally sure of how much I may or may not like The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
Have you already started making reading plans for next year?
Other than my planned TBR overflowing into January, I haven’t planned that far ahead in my reading. It’s tempting to do, but my reading mood has been changing recently so I’m not sure what will be more or less appealing come 2023