Fall is finally here, and it is time for our October books round up. This month offers a wonderful array of books from indigenous poetry and romantic fantasies to spooky tales.
First off, October is the perfect month for weddings. The leaves are in full color, the weather is cool, and beauty is everywhere. This writer fell under October’s spell and was married 26 years ago, at the beginning of the month. Here are suggestions of wonderful romance books to fill those fall days.
- Cody Bay In: A Chilling October Romance in Nantucket by Amy Rafferty
- Hunt for Pink October: A Mason Scully Novel, Book One by Peter Abresch
Indigenous People’s Day
The 9th of October this year is Indigenous People’s Day. Here’s a book selections to help you celebrate the holiday.
- The Drum That Beats Within Us by Mike Bond
- The Blessing Way: A Leaphorn and Chee Novel, Book One by Tony Hillerman
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This beast of a killer runs rampant affecting both females and males. It should be eradicated but instead continues to destroy families and lives. Here are several books to lift the reader’s spirits as they approach this grave illness.
Halloween and Samhain
October wouldn’t be October without Halloween and Samhain! These spooky reads are fun and can range from the lighthearted to nonfiction paranormal. We end the month with a wonderful fright.
First you have the zombies
Then the ghosts make their presence known in fiction,
And finally we’ve got non-Fiction telling us real spooky tales!
But, of course, I can’t forget vampires for Halloween!
And those spooky witches.
October is the perfect month for such varied topics that it will keep you entertained for the entire month. Please let us know if you enjoy reading any of the suggestions above.
The delight of a good book is a far greater treat than chocolate, with no trick involved! Happy reading.
If you find these October books exciting, you may want to check out these other book reviews from the MockingOwl Roost.
Sue Cook lives in Freeport, Illinois with her husband Randy and two dogs. Her passions include assistance dogs, rescue dogs, music, acting, theater, poetry, and Doctor Who. She’s been in both film and theater and is a regular cast member of the podcast Doctor Who’s Line is it….Anyway? Sue is an advocate for the use of Service Dogs to assist their disabled handlers to maintain their independence. Quigley’s Quest, her first children’s book, addresses how a dog becomes a Service Dog.