What’s On My Plate – October 2016

On My Plate

I swear I just posted my September What’s On My Plate, at least that’s what it feels like! Hey, happy October everyone! I love this month, and I’m looking forward to some creepy horror reads and (hopefully) cooler weather. I didn’t quite get to everything I wanted to last month, and October is even crazier when it comes to review books. But I have some awesome things to choose from so it’s all good:-) Before I get to my reading plans this month, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be participating in Sci-Fi Month for the third year in a row this November, and I couldn’t be more excited. In case you don’t know, Sci-Fi Month is hosted by Rinn Reads and is chock full of awesome Sci-Fi goodness. Click on the banner below to sign up yourself, it’s a blast!


In the meantime, though, let’s concentrate on October. Here are the books I hope to tackle this month. My three top must-reads are:

The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu. Yes, I meant to get a jump on October review books and read this in September. Alas…but it’s up very soon.

Faller by Will McIntosh. I’m excited to read more from this unique and talented writer!

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I’m on the blog tour for this book and couldn’t be more excited!

The Apartment by S.L. Grey. The first of my “apartment” themed reads, I’m trying to cram as many spooky stories in as I can this month.

The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike. Japanese horror, people!

The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood. I’m not quite sure what this is about, but it sounds pretty creepy.

The Starlit Wood edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. I’m curious about the stories behind this amazing cover.

Yesternight by Cat Winters. I love Winters’ writing, and this book sounds like it might be about past lives.

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue. This story sounds downright strange, which is just what I’m in the mood for:-)

Reanimatrix by Pete Rawlik. Another entry into the Lovecraft-inspired sub genre, this looks like lots of fun.

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky. ย I’m so excited to read this urban fantasy, set in New York.

Stranded by Bracken MacLeod. This is being compared to The Thing, and I believe it’s going to be a perfect October read.

Kentucky Kaiju by Justin Stewart, Tressina Bowling and Shawn Pryor. This book is so unique, like a field guide to the monsters of Kentucky! I’m also hosting one of the authors sometime this month.

The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett. I won’t even try to describe this story, but I can’t wait to read it:-D

Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny. This is my Tor.com pick for this month, and it sounds really good.

Blog Tours:

I’m happy to be on two blog tours this month for St. Martin’s Press! First up is When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. Check back on October 7th for my review.

And on October 29th, just in time for Halloween, I’ll be reviewing Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I’m super excited to read this urban fantasy vampire tale!


My Book Review Giveaway starts on the 15th, where you can enter to win one of my review books from September. And don’t forget to stop by on October 22, when I’ll be participating in the annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. I’ll have some AMAZING books to choose from, so don’t miss it!

Crazy month, right? Let’s see how it goes…Let me know what your month looks like!

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Posted October 1, 2016 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 10 Comments


10 responses to “What’s On My Plate – October 2016

  1. Lots of goodies on here. Just finished The Rise of Lo and, seriously, i think this was my favourite Chu book – it practically read itself and I love the new character. Look forward to seeing what you make of it.
    We have a few of the same books on here and I’m also really looking forward to Certain Dark Things – I’ve already heard very good things about that one
    Lynn ๐Ÿ˜€