September and October are two of my favorite months. Not because the weather turns cooler or the leaves change colors, but because, as every bibliomaniac knows, some of the best books get published in September and October. This year is no exception. Whether you like to read YA, thrillers, and horror or just like to have a good laugh, here are some books you may want to add to your reading list.
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield – September 23 release
Scott Westerfield, the bestselling author of the Uglies series, has done it again, creating another world in which we can get lost. However, this book has an interesting twist. Part of the book takes place in this world, where a young girl, Darcy, has opted to forgo college in order to move to New York City and publish her novel, Afterworlds, a thriller about a young girl, Lizzie, who is caught between the living and the dead in the Afterworld. The two stories are woven into each other, chapter by chapter as they both struggle to find their way in the strange new world in which they find themselves.
Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen–September 23 release
This is bestselling author Carl Hiaasen’s newest Skink book, Skink–No Surrender. When Mailey takes off with a guy she met online in order to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, her cousin Richard and Skink, the wild, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, go on the most hilarious road trip ever, hoping to find Mailey before it’s too late.
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice–October 28 release
After 11 years, The Vampire Chronicles are back with Prince Lestat, just in time for Halloween. This book brings together the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles as old vampires are roused from their slumber, obeying a mysterious Voice who commands the burning vampire-mavericks in cities across the world. But who is the voice? What does it want? And where is Prince Lestat?
The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly–October 28 release
For those of you waiting for the next Charlie Parker thriller, your wait is over. Charlie Parker is back in John Connolly’s new book The Wolf in Winter. This book takes our dangerous, haunted hero to Prosperous, Maine, where a homeless man’s death and a young woman’s disappearance puts Parker in the path of the most dangerous enemies he has ever encountered.
I want to start reading them now! These books can’t get here fast enough.
Are there any Fall releases that you are anxiously awaiting? Share them in the comments below. I’m always looking for new books to read.
And, as always, happy reading!