Book Birthdays – Three October 1st, 2019 Releases + 3 Anticipated Titles

I noticed that a lot of books are released on the first of the month so today’s post is a heads up to any who are interested in the newest of new releases to check out these titles. Will also throw in two October 8 releases I’m looking forward to because why not. 🙂 (Note : Title links are Amazon Affiliate links, if you have plans to purchase would greatly appreciate the use of them.)

I finished the first three books and have reviews up for them. Before book blogging I was always that person super late to the party, so it’s interesting to be on top of newly released stuff for once.

1. Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky – Out Now, October 1st

Review Here. Will go into more detail on this one in my monthly reading wrap-up but to sum it up in three sentences. Really good if super long horror/thriller novel. / Very weird and creepy atmosphere. / Perfect for Halloween. If you’ve reviewed this title let me know, would love to read your thoughts.

2. Bakemonogatari volume 1 by NISIOISIN – Out Now, October 1st

See my Goodreads review, here. Try to say this author’s name 3x fast. This is a shounen (basically, guy-oriented) romance/action manga. Not my usual sub-genres of interest but the imagery is super weird in a unique way and the art style is undeniably gorgeous and detailed. Recommended if you’re an avid fan of the medium. But if you’re new, there are more inviting works to try. Note to self : Idea for a future post, starter manga recommendations.

3. Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn – Out Now, October 1st

Review Here. Not much of a horror-themed book, but a very touching and effective contemporary. One of the best YA novels I’ve read concerning loss, mourning, and the effects on family. Very fast-paced and readable, definitely a good consideration for the under-300-pages factor too in our time of long TBRs and giant tome novels.


Anticipated titles

1. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – October 1st

Doing a blog tour for this title this month. I have the ARC on hand and am super excited to read it! A close friend of mine is a Ruta Sepetys stan and I’ve put this author of great renown on hold for way too long. Looks to be a gorgeous, lengthy, intense and compelling work of historical fiction. Also the hardcover of this title is fat and seeing fat books makes me happy. ^^”

2. The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – October 8th

This one had me at vampires. Also love the cover. Trying not to look up too much about it since it’s fun to go into YA blindly when you already know it’s going to have themes you like.

3. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – October 8th

I am trying not to fangirl, trying not to fangirl.. who knows, maybe I won’t like it. (Lies!! I have to love it.) For real though, I went through Six of Crows and the Grisha trilogy thinking the whole time “I wish Leigh Bardugo would write an adult novel someday but that probably won’t happen.” Here we are, and I can’t believe it’s so close at hand.


Thanks for checking out today’s post! Are you reading, have read, or want to read any of these titles? Curious as to your thoughts. Any October releases you are eagerly anticipating? Thanks as always for your comments, likes, and just being here. Much appreciation your way. ~ Kitty

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