TBR Thursday: Witchtober 2022 Edition

Welcome to another TBR Thursday! Rather than featuring just one title today, I’m digging in to my entire Witchtober stack.

Last year, I spent all of October reading books about witches and magic, and it was a ton of fun! This was the first time I can recall being really intentional about theming my reading to a time of year, and leaning into the witchy vibes was a ton of fun. So much fun that I have decided to do it again this year. I even came up with a name–Witchtober! (I make no promises that I didn’t actually see that somewhere, forget I’d seen it, and imagine I came up with it).

I’ve been collecting witchy books for my October TBR with an optimism that fully ignores just how busy this month is going to be. I may not–okay, almost definitely will not–finish all of these this month, but here’s what we’re looking at for Witchtober 2022:

From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper

I read the previous book in this series, Payback’s a Witch, last year and have been looking forward to From Bad to Cursed ever since it was announced, but knew I’d save it for October. I’ll be doing a buddy read of this one with my IRL book friend, Mel.

The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling

I didn’t care too much for The Ex Hex, mainly due to issues with pacing and character development. The small town and some of the humor was great, but everything just happened too quickly, and I’m a hard sell on a second chance romance in the best of times. Because those issues could easily be resolved with Sterling becoming more comfortable in this genre, I’ve decided to give The Kiss Curse a go.

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

I’ve been wanting to read The Heartbreak Bakery for a while and figure Witchtober is as good an excuse as any to read about magical break up brownies.

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin

I loved The Nature of Witches, which I read last year. Can’t wait to see what Griffin has in store for Wild is the Witch.

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch by Amanda Yates Garcia

I started Initiated on a trip a while ago but haven’t picked it back up. I’m really excited for it, but it just hasn’t fit into the flow of my reading habits. What better time to read a witchy memoir than during Witchtober?

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

I adored The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow, so now I have to pick up any and all other books by the author. I’m hoping to get to A Spindle Splintered during my exceptionally jam-packed Witchtober. Thankfully, it’s super short, so I think I might pull it off.

I could probably add to this list forever, because I love a witchy read, particularly during spooky season (I can’t hang with horror). Do you have any witchy books on your TBR for the season?


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?