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.

Why Your Book Friend is Doing Blogtober, Again

Happy October, book friends! Last year, I participated for the first time in the blogging extravaganza known as Blogtober. The goal is to post every day of the month for the entirety of October, and I had a ton of fun taking part and meeting other bloggers last year.

I debated whether I would be able to participate again this year, even though I knew I really wanted to. Work has been incredibly busy this year as I take on bigger responsibilities in my role, and October will be a particularly full month in my personal life as well. My childhood best friend (and original book friend) is getting married, and I’m honored to be her Maid of Honor. That means traveling to Virginia for the wedding weekend.

I’ve also got my half marathon in my hometown of Cincinnati the second weekend in October, and a little something else requiring travel the first weekend (it’s a surprise so I can’t say more at the moment). All in all, I’ll only be home for one weekend for the entire month, and that makes the idea of posting every day in October a little bit daunting.

And yet.

I really wanted to be a part of the Blogtober excitement. So, I’m throwing my bookish hat into the ring this month but making no promises. I may miss a day or two given everything that’s going on, but I think that’s okay.

Stay tuned for an announcement of my Witchtober 2022 plans (that’s my name for reading witchy books all month to celebrate spooky season), photos of my LFL in her Halloween best, and whatever else I can come up with to fill the month of October with book blogging goodness!