As many of you probably know KINGDOM OF ASH is officially out. Whilst this release is a long time coming and deserves it’s celebration and spotlight – let’s not let it overshadow some other great releases that also deserve some attention!
October is clearly winning for book releases this year. Kingdom of Ash, which is probably the most anticipated book of the year, was released October 23rd. I can hardly wait to get to this — and I honestly can’t believe the time has come. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi is another notable release this October. Which has already made it to The New York Times (Young Adult Hardcover) best sellers! The Witch of Willow Hall is Hester Fox’s debut, which released early this October. Can you ever have enough witch books in your life?
Other notable releases include:
- The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (October 30th) – A spinoff of JLA’s popular Lux series, featuring Luc.
- The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth (October 23rd) – A debut novel following two sisters who are transported from a London bomb shelter to another realm called the Woodlands. Anyone getting reminiscent about Narnia?
- The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (October 30th) – Jasmine Guillory’s follow up Adult Romance to her debut novel The Wedding Date.
Dove Cameron announced via her Instagram that the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ will be released early December this year. This is not one I’ve read but it’s definitely on my radar. Also, really confused about the lack of marketing on this movie. Where’s the trailer if this is a December release?!
The adaptation of Josh Malerman’s 2014 release, Bird Box is set to air December 21, 2018 on Netflix. Sandra Bullock is the main character and this looks like an incredible performance. I’m so excited for this one, the book was great and so I have high hopes!
Emma Watson has interviewed some authors on the ‘Our Shared Shelf’ YouTube channel. Reni Eddo-Ledge is the author of ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race‘ and writer/poet Rupi Kaur was also interviewed recently on the channel. Get a snack, these videos are deliciously long!
I’ll end today’s post with a relevant video to what most people in America are probably celebrating. Does anyone else look forward to Andy going through a Haunted House every October?! 😂 Happy Halloween! 🎃👻