Fall is officially here! The leaves are changing, the weather has turned crisp, and it’s time to settle down with a warm drink and a good book. If you are struggling to find your next read, fear not because I have the perfect book recs for you. Check out these must-read books that came out in October and if they are not already on your TBR, stop what you’re doing and add them right away!
Must-Read Books That Went On Sale in October 2019
1. Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller
What better book to read this fall than a dark and atmospheric book inspired by the King Arthur Legend. Cursed tells the story of Nimue, a young druid who is seen as an outcast in her village. But when a religious group known as the Red Paladins massacres her village, she sets out with a young mercenary named Arthur to find the legendary magician, Merlin and return the Sword of Power to him. Along the way, she’ll learn to wield the sword and discover that she just be the person destined to save England.
2. Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
Ali Chu knows that as the only Asian person at her school in middle-of-nowhere Indiana, she must be bland as white toast to survive. This all changes when she finds out that Chase Yu, the new kid at school, is also Taiwanese. Despite some initial resistance due to the they belong together whispers from their classmates, Ali and Chase soon spark a chemistry rooted in competitive martial arts, joking in two languages, and, most importantly, pushing back against the discrimination they face. When Ali’s mom finds out about their relationship, she forces Ali to end it, leaving Ali to dig into why her mother disapproves of her relationship by uncovering secrets about her family and Chase.
3. Enough is Enough by Michelle Roehm McCann
From award-winning author Michelle Roehm McCann comes a young activist’s handbook to joining the fight against gun violence—both in your community and on a national level—to make schools safer for everyone.
4. Cold As Marble by Zoe Aarsen
Still feeling the spooky vibe as the nights become longer? Check out the sequel to Light as a Feather. McKenna’s mission to save her friends from a deadly game continues in this thrilling sequel. Armed with a mysterious package containing clues, as well as a little help from the beyond, McKenna hopes to end this once and for all…before it’s too late.
5. Make Trouble Young Readers Edition by Cecile Richards
From former Planned Parenthood president and activist Cecile Richards comes the young readers edition of her New York Times bestselling memoir, which Hillary Rodham Clinton called an “inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”
6. Infinite Hope by Ashley Bryan
This deeply moving memoir is one you definitely don’t want to miss! Celebrated illustrator and author, Ashley Bryan, tells the story of his time in the segregated army during WWII. A story that Ashley Bryan kept hidden for 40 years is now out in the beautiful book that is filled with his first-hand accounts of the treatment of Black soldiers during the war as well as illustrations and diary entries that he wrote while fighting in Europe. This is the story of the bright moments that guided him through the dark and the story of his passion for art that would save him time and time again.
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