October 2023 Book of the Month

Spooky month is here and so are October Book of the Month books! Okayyy, BOTM, I see you and I am in love with this month’s picks! Out of 12 new books I have copies of 8 with most of them being on my Most Anticipated list! Honestly, this is the best month we’ve seen in a while at least in my opinion.

While there are a few fantasy/magical vibe stories, I was hoping for a more horroresque and even a cozy witch pick for October. If you’re like me and looking for more spooky, creepy, or witchy vibes check out these options that are available still:

  • The Devil Take You Home
  • Spells for Forgetting – My Review
  • Vampires of El Norte
  • The Whisper Man – My Review
  • The Book of Magic
  • Practical Magic
  • Ninth House – My Review
  • Dark Places
  • Lone Women
  • Weyward
  • Mexican Gothic – My Review
  • The Broken Girls
  • The Ex Hex – My Review
  • The Kiss Curse – My Review

Keep scroll to see this month’s picks and to see what is in my box.

If you are still looking for something to read, be sure to check out some of my Most Anticipated New Releases lists. If you’re looking for add-ons to put into your boxes, be sure to check out my BOTM add-on recommendations, which I update every couple of months.


Main Picks

Starling house review
The Unmaking of june farrow review


My Darling Girl Review

My Box

As I mentioned, I have copies of 8 of these books. The only ones I didn’t have a copy of were How to Say Babylon, Stars in Your Eyes, and The Fragile Threads of Power. While all three sounds amazing, I’m not in the mood for romance or a memoir at the moment. I have put both on hold at my library and would love to read How to Say Babylon for Nonfiction November. I enjoy a good V.E. Schwab book but am hoping to grab a special edition copy at a later time.

In terms of what I’ve read My Darling Girl by Jennifer McMahons is a great Thriller pick with some horror elements to it. Perfect for Spooky Season.

My Darling Girl Review

I’m currently reading The Unmaking of June Farrow and at the moment I am loving it even more than I liked Spells for Forgetting. At more than halfway through it, it seems more plot based than Spells for Forgetting. I’m also currently listening to The Starling House and also loving it! Both books had a similar start (adult women, no family, small town, some sort of magic) so reading them together probably isn’t the best idea, otherwise I’m loving both and recommend them so far.

Spells for Forgetting Review
The unmaking of june farrow review
Starling House Review

For our other two add-ons, I do want to read The Unfortuante Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic but I don’t have any main picks I want. What We Kept to Ourselves, I really enjoyed Nancy Jooyoun Kim’s novel The Last Story of Mina Lee a few years ago. So, I think it’s going to be one of my next reads. If it’s anything like her previous books, I think I’m going to really enjoy it.

The Last Story of Mina Lee Review

The Leftover Women, When I’m Dead, The Unsettled, and Wellness are all on my Most Anticipated Lists. I do already have copies of them which is why I’m skipping them this month. They all have an average of 4+ star reviews on Goodreads currently, so I’m hoping to get to them soon. When I’m Dead is part of a series but can 100% be read as a standalone.

That’s what’s in my box this month! Did we pick any of the same books this month? Let me know in the comments below or over on my Instagram HERE.

Happy Reading


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