Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Intend to Read in October

Oh my lawd, I really miss reading for fun. I am absolutely going to devour as many books as I possibly can as soon as this thesis is handed in!

Wild Lands by Nicole Alexander

This book was recently released, and while I’ve never read anything by Alexander before, I was interested. I picked it up a few times in Dymocks, but decided to wait until the trade paperback is released (I hate the large formats!) but then Random House sent me a copy via Netgalley! I’ve grabbed a few of Alexander’s books on Kindle for $3 each, so if I love this, I’ll give the rest of her books a go, and I’m pretty excited.

Summer Crossing by Truman Capote

I have been dying to read this book for ages. I’m going to finally give it a read, as any time is a good time for Capote!

Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff

Kirsty recommended this to me when I asked for a good book to read. Her newest novel has recently come out, and I’m pretty keen to get my hands on it, but I want to read her short stories beforehand.

It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane

This novel was on sale at Big W the other week, so I grabbed it. It looks like a lot of fun- the colour of the cover is enough to tell me this!

The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati

Another book that has been recently released by Penguin, and I have been wanting to wait until the trade paperback comes out. We’ll see if that happens, because I’m keen to read it.

Cheri by Colette

I want to get onto some Colette, as I’ve been reading so much about her in Shari Benstock’s Women of the Left Bank, and I am simply fascinated by her life.

Harriet by

Mercy at Mercy’s Bookish Musings recommended this, and it just so happened that I had picked it up from the library, so I think I should probably read it before they want it back. It sounds thoroughly morbid and fascinating.

Affinity by Sarah Waters

Ditto for this one, but I’ve been wanting to read some more Sarah Waters since reading The Little Stranger many years ago.

Tampa by Alissa Nutting

I said I wouldn’t read it a while ago, but was given a copy by a friend… and I know Rachel wanted to do a buddy read…. so Tampa it is.

The 11th man is…

Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett 

What can I say? I like whales. I also like books set in my state. I like historical fiction. I think this book sounds perfect… and did I mention WHALES?

I’ve actually seen a doco that talked about this whale hunting phenomena… The Killer Whales would actually help the whalers to catch whales, in return for food. Savvy little things!

Since I’m dreadful at sticking to reading lists, I may not get to all these next month. However, I’m pretty excited to read all of them, so they’re going to be devoured soon!


9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Intend to Read in October

    • Thanks! Maybe we should all read it together! I’m interested to see what you think, there’s such mixed reviews of it. It was banned in some bookshops here!

  1. Having handed in my dissertation 19 days ago (can you tell I’m not quite over the trauma just yet?) I can tell you it is blissful to get back to reading for fun. I would gaze at my bookshelves forlornly, now I feel spoilt for choice 🙂 Hang in there – and good luck!

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