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Top 5: October 2016

October is a beautiful time of year.

The leaves are changing color. The weather is getting cooler. The time is perfect for curling up with a good book.

Here are some of the books I’m most interested in that are being released this month!

Science Fiction Picks

Crrosstalk by Connie Willis

willis-connie-crosstalkRelease Date: October 4, 2016
Pages: 512
Further Information: Amazon, Goodreads
Why I want to read this: This book is about a couple who are planning to get a procedure called an EDD, which will enable them to sense each other’s feelings. It sounds to be an intriguing, but also terrifying, read about the expanding role technology is playing in our world.

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere, #1) by Meg Elison

Releaselison-meg-the-book-of-the-unnamed-midwifee Date: October 11, 2016
Pages: 300
Further Information: Amazon, Goodreads
Why I want to read this: In a post-apocalyptic world where it is dangerous for women to birth children, a woman must help those she can under the guise of a man. I enjoy reading stories about future destroyed world because, even though often desolate and depressing, can provide hope that things can get better.

Horror Pick

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

donohue-keith-the-motion-of-puppetsRelease Date: October 4, 2016
Pages: 272
Further Information: Amazon, Goodreads
Why I want to read this: A girl gets turned into a puppet, and the only way for her to become a human again is for her husband to recognize her in her new puppet form. I enjoyed Keith Donohue’s two previous novels, The Stolen Child and The Boy Who Drew Monsters, so I’m really excited to delve into the world of this book! (P.S. I read this book in November 2016. Check out my review here!)

Historical Fiction Pick

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

Releascorrea-armando-lucas-the-german-girle Date: October 18, 2016
Pages: 368
Further Information: Amazon, Goodreads
Why I want to read this: A twelve-year-old girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, but discovers that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion. This is a look into the WWII era in the viewpoint of those able to get  away…but with nowhere to go.

General Fiction Pick

The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

Release Datechang-jade-the-wangs-vs-the-world: October 4, 2016
Pages: 368
Further Information: Amazon, Goodreads
Why I want to read this: A Chinese immigrant who made his fortune in America, only to lose it all in the financial crisis, takes a cross-country road trip with his family. I love my family, but I don’t know if I could travel across the country with them! Still, I want to read this to see how it might bring the family closer together – or tear them apart.

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