What Makes the Perfect October Read?

There’s just something about October, isn’t there?

Even before our odd 2010s obsession with pumpkin spice and leggings, October had always been my favorite month. There’s just something in the air, this crispness, that isn’t there at any other time of year. Also, Halloween remains my favorite holiday, even (maybe) more than Christmas. I love costumes and dressing up, and there’s something so magical about the excitement on a child’s face when they get the perfect costume.

October is just the best.

The last few years I’ve been in the mood for a certain kind of book in October. It’s not necessarily a genre, though I know lots of people read mysteries, thriller, or horror in October. It’s more of a … feel. A mood. I don’t know if I can adequately explain it, but I’m sure going to try!

A little creepy or off

I don’t like scary books at ALL, but in October I love to read something where things are just a little edgy. There’s a tension, a creep-factor, missing from the average book. Enough to give you goosebumps, but not enough to keep you up at night. In October I eat that up.

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Review: Pumpkinheads

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Genre: Graphic Novel, Young Adult
Maturity Level: 2
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Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Are all graphic novels this fun and sweet and heartwarming? Or is this just another case of me + Rainbow = true love? Geez, I loved everything ABOUT this book!

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Calendar Girls November Theme

Thank goodness fall is finally setting in, am I right? I mean, it’s still 90 degree weather here in Texas, but at least it isn’t 100 degree weather anymore! So that must mean fall is right around the corner!

I love fall. Isn’t it just the best?

Speaking of fall, the polls are in, and we have decided on a Calendar Girls Theme for Nobember. Survey says…

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Falling for Fall Tag

I love fall. Hands down, fall is my favorite season. The weather is so nice, the air is so still, the leaves are falling, and Halloween. The thing I hate most about living in Texas is that we never get much of a fall. We finally got down below 80 degrees this past week, and I’m expecting maybe one more week of nice weather before it going permanently into the 40s. Also, when our leaves fall they just turn brown. So depressing.

But fall. Ah, I love fall! So when I saw the Falling for Fall Tag on The Introverted Book Nerd I just knew that I had to participate. I promise, it won’t all be pumpkin spice everything. 😉

What is your favorite fall scent?

Fresh air! This might sound ridiculous to those of you who living in cooler climates, but when the air is hot, you just can’t smell anything. Except, you know, burning pavement. But in the fall the air has this crisp, clean smell. I love it! Continue reading “Falling for Fall Tag”