Monthly TBR: October and Spooky Season Goals

Welcome to Spooky Season, friends! I’ve been waiting for this spooky feeling for months, along with the creepy books that come with it. I’m hoping to read about eighteen books this month, which is very ambitious. I’ll just list them here, with which ones are spooky in brackets.

–        What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell (Netgalley)

–        A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

–        Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long (Netgalley)

–        The Last Place You Look by Katerina Simms

–        The Day She Died by S.M. Freedman (Spooky)

–        Vampires Never Get Old by Various (Spooky)

–        Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo (Spooky)

–        Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

–        Tides: Paj and Auster by Adrienne Young

–        The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

–        Stolen by Elizabeth Gilpin (Spooky)

–        The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (Spooky)

–        To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Spooky?)

–        Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender (Spooky)

–        Steelstriker by Marie Lu

–        In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll (Spooky)

–        Murder Book by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell (Netgalley)

–        flower crowns and fearsome things by Amanda Lovelace (Netgalley)

That got longer than I planned. But I want to make up for the lack of reading I did in September as well as knock a bunch of the spooky themed books off my lifetime TBR. There are so many exciting and most anticipated reads on this list that I’m hoping I just absorb them like a sponge.

As for writing, October is split into two sections. In the first section from the 1st to the 10th, I’ll be finishing up planning my novel and writing blog posts. Then I’ll take a break from my novel from the 11th to the 30th to write the first draft of “The Chemistry of Yolks”. Halloween is a day for spending with my partner, so no work that day.

During the thirty days in November, I’m going to begin editing “The Chemistry of Yolks” alongside my main goal: 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo. I’ve got goals for December as well, but I want to see how the next two months go before I start saying what those goals are.

I will say that I didn’t get done the beats that I wanted for my novel in September, so I have a lot to do before the 10th and it may have to blend into the second section. But that’s okay so long as I keep these dates in mind and do my best to stay on deadline.

That’s everything for this TBR post! I know it’s a bit late, but I’m only just getting started. Thanks for reading.


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