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National Book Month [a new challenge]

October is National Book Month, so I thought it was only appropriate to do a mini-series on the blog. Here are some fun bookish facts, and here’s an article showing five ways you can get participate in NBM this month.



I’m still neck-deep in the book NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son. He’s just as thrilling and terrifying as his dad, but it’s a large book and it’s taken me quite awhile to dig into it. Wrapping up that one will probably take all week.

During this month, I want to expand my literary horizons. I want to read in genres I don’t usually read it and by authors who get overlooked. Largely, this means I’ll read a smattering of fantasy and science fiction, but I wanted to think a little outside the box. [Also, there’s romance, erotica, religious fiction I could add to the list.]

So, here’s an open invitation from me.

Have you recently read a great book [that’s still in print and easily accessible] within those genres that you recommend? Bonus points if the books are written by females, POC, or non-cishet individuals. 

I’m looking for four books in different genres to read, and write about, during this month. If you have any suggestions, drop them in the comments below, comment on Facebook, or send me a note at

As always, thank you!


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