October TBR

It’s the start of another month. That means it’s time to set great goals (that probably won’t come to fruition). I’m hoping that October might be my month. The month that I dive back into reading. But, let’s be real. Who knows what’s actually going to happen. Here’s to great intentions.


  1. Dry  by Neal Shusterman; Jarrod Shusterman:
    • When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.

      The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

      Until the taps run dry.

      Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

  2. Wilder by Andrew Simonet:
    • I met Melissa in the rubber room, a.k.a. in-school suspension. And that’s not her real name.
      She had secrets, I had enemies.
      “People are either useful or dangerous,” she said. “One or the other.”
      “Which one am I?” I said.
      “You’re both.”
      Meili was right. (That’s her real name.)
      You can solve a lot of problems if you don’t mind getting hurt.

      Jason Wilder is in permanent in-school suspension for fighting. Meili Wen gets there by breaking a girl’s finger. Jason and Meili don’t just connect; they collide. Two people who would never cross paths—outsiders from radically different backgrounds—they form an exhiliarating, unpredictable bond. When circumstances push, they push back. There’s no plan. And there’s no stopping.

      “I am so crap. How can you stand being with me? Don’t answer that or I will crash this thing with both of us on it, swear to god, are you ready?”
      Yes. No. Didn’t matter.
      I reached both arms around Meili’s waist as we zoomed down the hill.

  3. The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout:
    • In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable.

      #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to a new romantic YA science fiction series with The Darkest Star. A girl pulled into in a world she doesn’t understand finds herself confronted by long buried secrets, a betrayal that could tear her life apart…and Armentrout’s most swoonworthy book boyfriend yet.

      Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity’s war with the aliens. When she’s caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…

  4. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis:
    • Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that s a lie.

      As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we ve told ourselves so often we don t even hear them anymore.

      With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.

      With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle–and how to give yourself grace without giving up.

  5. ReWired by S. R. Johannes:
    • “Delving into the world of underground hacking, REWIRED crackles with tension. I loved every cyber-second I was immersed in Ada’s world!”— Kimberly Derting, author of YA thriller series’ The Body Finder, The Pledge, and The Taking.

      16-year-old Ada Lovelace is never more alive and sure of herself than when she’s hacking into a “secure” network as her alter ego, the Dark Angel. In the real world, Ada is broken, reeling from her best friend Simone’s recent suicide. But online, the reclusive daughter of Senator Lovelace (champion of the new Technology Privacy Bill) is a daring white hat hacker and the only female member of the Orwellians, an elite group responsible for a string of high-profile hacks against major corporations, with a mission to protect the little guy.

      Eventually Ada is caught and sent to ReBoot, a technology rehab facility for teens…the same rehab Simone attended right before killing herself.
      ​Soon,  Ada realizes Simone’s suicide is just one in an increasingly suspicious string of “accidental” deaths and “suicides” occurring just after kids leave ReBoot, Ada knows she can’t leave without figuring out what really happened to her best friend. She uncovers a cyber conspiracy that will threaten everything she cares about–her dad’s career, her new relationship with a wry, handsome, reformed hacker, Fisher, who gets under her skin, and most of all–the Dark Angel.

      With a deliciously twisty plot, the topical bite of Cory Doctorow’s LITTLE BROTHER, ReWIRED delves into technology addiction, internet privacy, and corporate/government collection of data.

 


What’s at the top of your October TBR?

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