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October 2016 TBR

It’s that time again everyone! I’m probably going to say this in every TBR, but I cannot believe it’s October already! Like seriously, where did the year go? It’ll be 2017 before we know!

October is going to be a super busy month for me. I’m moving at the end of this month, so I’ll be preparing for the move (i.e. packing, etc). Plus I’m working 6 days a week for most of October. That’s why my TBR is only going to consist of 6 books. If I get to more than that, fantastic! If I don’t get through all of these, I’ll be a little disappointed. So I have to keep motivated!

This time around I decided to put the books in the actual order I want to read them in, so that keeps me on a schedule and helps you all follow along a little better.This month I chose to only pick 6 books instead of 8 since it’s going to be a busy month. But I can handle it. 🙂  Also, all of the books I chose for this month, except for The Scent of Salt and Sand (its a novella), are 300+ pages (two of them are 400+).

So without any further side notes, lets getting started!


Unrivaled

Unrivaled by Alyson Noel

Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago.

She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.

That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.


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A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer

‘He’s dead and I’m safe, but I’m still scared. Sometimes I actually miss him, but then in the very next breath I find that I hate him so much that I hope there is a hell, just so that he can be suffering like he left me here to suffer.’

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete.

But now David is dead and Olivia’s world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger.

Something was very wrong in Olivia and David’s marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost…shouldn’t she?


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A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest

Having been delighted by the bestselling debut, A Shade Of Vampire, readers are begging for more. In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story. Prepare to be lost in its pages…

When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she’d forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.

Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek’s heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.

High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her.

But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? … or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?


Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.


Scent of Salt

The Scent of Salt and Sand (SOSAS) by Kristin Cast & P.C. Cast

In Amber Smoke and Scarlet Rain, acclaimed bestselling author Kristin Cast built a world in which the walls that separate Tartarus from the mortal realm have been breached, releasing every variety of evil into the world. In this novella, she sends her fans on a separate journey, one that will meet up with the rest of The Escaped series as it continues on its spellbinding journey.
The Sirens aren t evil by nature. Their song lures men in, and only by trying to procreate and continue their species do they reveal their true, monstrous nature. When some Sirens escape to the mortal realm, they hide out in San Francisco, blending in as best as they can. They are on a mission: to find the ideal partner to mate with.
Melody is on the hunt, and when she meets Dean, she sees a target who will allow her to fulfill her purpose. What she doesn t count on is falling in love a love that could destroy them both.
The romance and the tension heat up as Kristin and P.C. Cast, co-authors of the House of Night series, bring in the characters from The Escaped to this new story, raising the stakes for the mortal realm to a fever pitch.


3AM Kisses

3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore

Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.

Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.

Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.


What’s your October TBR look like? I know Picoult’s book is on like everyone’s and I don’t blame them! Post the link to your TBR in the comments and I’ll check it out!

*all blurbs for the books were found on Goodreads*

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6 thoughts on “October 2016 TBR

  1. Six books! That’s awesome, Payton! Which one out of those did you like most?

    This month, I’m mostly focusing on clearing out some older galleys from Netgalley, finishing up Harry Potter, and a couple of smaller graphic novels. Also, you were the 1337th like on my blog, and apparently WordPress sends an alert for that, so thank you!

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    1. Well I’m glad they sent the alert to you! lol I could use the attention. I would have to say my favorite one from September was Leaving Time. But I love Jodi Picoult so she had an unfair advantage. The Leopard King was amazing too! I can’t choose between those two!
      I’m a Netgalley newbie so I just got my first approval!

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