Here are some of the most exciting (and hopefully good) books of October 2017. Add your own oooh shinies to our Goodreads list and let us know in the comments which book you look forward to reading the most!
Turtles All the Way Down
16-year old Aza is investigating the mystery of a billionaire fugitive for a hundred-thousand-dollar award while also dealing with her own mental illness.
All the Crooked Saints
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
The Book of Dust
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them, a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua.
Justyce is headed for an Ivy League school, but this doesn’t matter to the white off-duty cop who stops him. Shots get fired, Justyce and his friend get caught in the crosshairs and the media attacks them.
During the great depression, Anna needs to be the sole provider for her mother and severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life.
Estrella is part of the Nomeolvides women, who are cursed. When they fall in love, their lovers disappear. Estrella meets a mysterious boy and starts to unravel the mystery of her home.
We Were Eight Years in Power
Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective–the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president.
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved, not by the cost of blood and theft but by effort of repatriation and promises kept, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.
From Here to Eternity
Doughty examines the idea of a good death and in her second book, treating the death with dignity is central. Researching the world’s traditions to find new possibilities for our own death rituals.
This Darkness Mine
When Sasha falls in love with Isaac, she abandons her by the book life. When she learns that she absorbed her twin sister in the womb, the gaps in her memory and her lack of control start to make sense.
Beasts Made of Night
In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Taj – a young sin-earter – gets caught up in a royal conspiracy.
The Tiger’s Daughter
K. Arsenault Rivera
The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach―but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.
A collection of short stories that present the characters in the midst of a personal or national crisis. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas that belie their fluid grace.
Her Body and Other Parties
Carmen Maria Machado
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism.
The Rules of Magic
A prequel to Practical Magic, following the two aunts and their brother, growing up and visiting family in Massachusetts.
Actor Tom Hanks wrote a collection of short stories that are surprising, intelligent and heart-warming. Not only a must-read for fans, but also for literary fiction readers.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sanchez
Julia’s perfect sister dies in a tragic accident. Her mother works through her grief by pointing out all the ways Olga was better than Julia, leading Julia to figure out if her sister was as perfect as everyone says she was.
The Beautiful Ones
Nina is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valérie Beaulieu, she hopes to find a suitable husband. However, the haphazard manifestations of Nina’s telekinetic powers make her the subject of malicious gossip.
Far from the Tree
After putting her own baby up for adoption, Grace goes out to look for her own biological family. Her sister Maya had always felt like an outsider, but their brother Joaquin seems to have no interest in getting to know them.
In the Midst of Winter
It begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives.
Set in a world of full surveillance, a detective finds herself investigating the very society she believes in, urged on by a suspect who may be an assassin or an ally.
Things are What You Make of Them
Adam J. Kurtz
Expanding on the series created for Design*Sponge, the handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others.
An Unkindness of Ghosts
The HSS Matilda is a generation ship organized much like the antebellum South. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer and sowing the seeds of civil war, sharecropper Aster learns there may be a way off the ship if she’s willing to fight for it.
Dogs at the Perimeter
Janie lives in Montreal after fleeing Cambodia as a young girl. Her life is starting to unravel, and leaving her husband and son, she finds refuge with her friend Hiroji. But when Hiroji disappears, memory of her childhood start flooding back.
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