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October 2023 Reading List – 6 Books

October 2023 Reading List – 6 Books

October 2023 Reading List – Which books are worth the read and which should you skip?

One of my 2023 goals is to read 50 books this year. Yes, it’s the same as last year and, yes, that’s okay. You can review a list of all the books I rate 5 stars in 2022.

October 2023 Reading List

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

1. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Category: Romance

This brilliantly witty and absurdly hilarious novel is a delightful take on the battle between heaven and hell. Aziraphale and Crowley, an angel and demon, are an unlikely duo trying to prevent the apocalypse and save the world. The book’s unique blend of humor, fantasy, and social commentary is nothing short of genius. If you love clever satire, memorable characters, and a story that keeps you laughing while pondering the meaning of existence, this is a must-read. An absolute masterpiece!

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

2. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Category: Fantasy

This fantasy is a delightful blend of friendship, courage, and the extraordinary. Mandanna’s storytelling takes young readers on a whimsical journey filled with relatable characters and extraordinary abilities. The book beautifully explores themes of belonging and self-acceptance while weaving a tale of spellbinding intrigue. It’s a must-read for young and young-at-heart fantasy lovers!

Just Folking Around by Penny Reid

3. Just Folking Around by Penny Reid

Category: Romance

This book is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of love, friendship, and the chaos of life. Penny Reid’s wit and charm shine through her characters, making them feel like old friends. The clever banter, quirky situations, and endearing romance will have you grinning from ear to ear. If you’re in need of a fun and uplifting read, this is the one to pick up!

Passion or Penalty by Leah Brunner

4. Passion or Penalty by Leah Brunner

Category: Romance

This gripping romance novel is filled with intricate characters and a legal drama that adds an extra layer of excitement. Leah Brunner’s storytelling is engaging and emotionally charged, making it hard to put the book down. If you’re looking for a page-turner that combines love, mystery, and courtroom tension, this one’s a must-read.

If You're Reading This... by Kiersten Modglin

5. If You’re Reading This… by Kiersten Modglin

Category: Thriller

This is an thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page – I didn’t see the signs of the twist. Modglin’s suspenseful plot will have you on the edge of your seat. The characters are intricately crafted, and the twists and turns will leave you breathless. If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers that are impossible to put down, don’t miss this one.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

6. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Category: Fantasy

This is a hauntingly beautiful tale of a divided city and the monsters that lurk within us. Schwab’s dark, atmospheric world-building and her deeply complex characters will sweep you into a world where violence begets actual monsters. The story of Kate and August, two young souls on opposite sides, is a gripping exploration of morality, humanity, and the search for redemption. This book is a must-read for fans of urban fantasy with a unique, thought-provoking twist.

October 2023 Reading List Wrap Up

Wrap Up

I really picked up my reading again last month and this month. I tried to find books that were available immediately to help me reach my goal. Some were okay and some were kinda intriguing. This hasn’t been the best year for reading and I feel like I’m trying to check a box.

I think I will reduce the amount of books for next year so I can try to focus on some specific books that have been on my list for a while.

What’s on your reading list? Let me know in the comments below!


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Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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