Listify Tuesday #19: October Releases

Hello everyone! Even though I’m not the most caught up on very popular current series and authors that everyone loves, I still see books that are coming out and get excited for them (even though I’m probably not going to read them anytime soon). Keep in mind, these aren’t in any order so let’s get started with my top 5 most anticipated releases of October.

1. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

15837671 Release Date: October 10 | Goodreads

“Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.” – Goodreads


The main reason I’m excited for this is because its John Green. Although there seems to be a lot of controversy to his writing style, I really have enjoyed everything of his that I’ve read. I absolutely have no idea what this book is about but no matter what, I can’t wait to pick it up.

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2. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

30025336 Release Date: October 10 | Goodreads

Here is a thing everyone wants:
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.” – Goodreads


If you follow me on any of my social media accounts (follow me on Instagram and Twitter: adoringfiction), you may have picked up that I love Maggie Stiefvater and she is one of my favorite authors. That’s the main reason why I’ve been so excited for this one. Just like number one, I really have no idea what this one is about but the synopsis seems really interesting.

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3. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

35896621 Release Date: October 5 | Goodreads

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.” – Goodreads


I think that the main reason I’m excited for this one is because its Stephanie Perkins writing a horror novel. Like for Anna and the French Kiss to this? I’m excited. Also, this year I have love love loved mystery thrillers so that’s another reason to be excited.

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4. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

33958230 Release Date: October 10 | Goodreads

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.” – Goodreads


I have seen this book floating around bookstagram and Twitter a little during this summer. I really like seeing the representation of Asians in books just because I don’t read them often, so I like knowing that they’re there. Again, as with every other book, I have no idea what it’s about though. Ooh! And its a retelling and to be honest, I’ve read none and I really need to.

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5. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

24974996 Release Date: October 17 | Goodreads

“Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.” – Goodreads


Even though I felt like I’d heard of this book before, like earlier this summer, I was immediately hooked by the fact that they compare it to Jason Reynolds (author of All American Boys) and that Angie Thomas (author of The Hate U Give) blurbed it. Being a black American, any books that this one I want to read. So of course I had to include this one on the list even though (are you ready for it?) I haven’t read it yet.

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That’s all for today folks! Hopefully I will get into doing these every month on the first Tuesday. But of course September I didn’t get to since I wasn’t posting.

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