Top 5 Tuesday: Anticipated Reads for The Rest of the Year

Happy Tuesday, book friends! So far, so good with Blogtober, and I’m enjoying posting every day. I was even more excited to write today’s post when I saw the topic for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday, which is… anticipated reads for October-December of this year! I can hardly believe there’s just a handful of months between now and the end of 2022, but here we are rounding out the reading year!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week.

Since I’ve got a Witchtober TBR post in the works already, I’m going to focus on what I’m excited to read the rest of the year, including a few of the holiday books I’ve got my eyes on.

Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca

Obviously I can’t wait for Well Traveled to come out so I can get my hands on a copy! I love this series and have high hopes that I’ll enjoy this one. It comes out December 6th and I’ve probably (?) preordered it already, so I’ll definitely be reading it before the year’s end.

The Quarantine Princess Diaries* by Meg Cabot

This book doesn’t actually come out until March 2023 but by some gift of the Universe, I was approved for an ARC through NetGalley (thank you!!). I am way too excited to wait until next year to read The Quarantine Princess Diaries and expect it’ll feature in my holiday reading soon enough.

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

I enjoyed The Holiday Swap well enough to hit “Want to Read” when I saw that Maggie Knox has another winter holiday rom come title coming out. All I Want for Christmas comes out today, October 4th, so we’ll see how long I keep my promise not to add any more books to the stacks until I make at dent in the physical TBR.

Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

What’s better than fake dating? Not much, in my opinion, but I like that “fake dating but they fall for their fake-dates sibling” comes pretty close. Kiss Her Once for Me comes out on November 1st.

A Cat Cafe Christmas by Codi Gary

Cats? Cafes? Christmas? Sounds like a cozy winter read to me! A Cat Cafe Christmas comes out today, October 4th.

Book Mail Monday 10/3/2022

Happy Monday, book friends! And happy Day 3 of Blogtober to all who are participating in the challenge of writing a blog post a day for the month. (If you want to know more about this, I wrote a post about why I’m participating in Blogtober).

I spent the weekend driving to and from Virginia for my best friend’s joint bachelorette party with her fiance. I’m so glad I was able to spend the weekend with them and celebrate their upcoming wedding! It was also lovely to drive through the mountains as the fall colors start to come in, and I really enjoyed the alone time with my audiobook as well. I listened to the entirety of Christina Lauren’s Something Wilder and my goodness was it a good pick for the drive! Much more adventure suspense vibes than I expected, which made the time go by quickly.

But of course, it’s October now, which means most of my month will be witchy reads. I received the last two of my witchy TBR books in the mail this week, so I’ve got a little Book Mail Monday feature before I turn my attentions to reading the books I’ve got rather than getting ahold of new ones.

A long suffering Azula asks why I keep putting her in my book photos

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

Given the length of The Once and Future Witches, I expected this to be a massively long book. Imagine my surprise when this slim little hardcover arrived instead! Very excited to get to this one and feeling more optimistic about finishing my Witchtober TBR now that I’ve seen it isn’t a monster.

The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling

We’ll see if I like the second book in this series better than I liked The Ex Hex. If nothing else, the cover art for these sure is adorable and eye-catching!


Hope your week is off to a great start! Have you gotten any exciting new books or other goodies in the mail recently?