My TBR List: October 2017

Posted October 7, 2017 by Kim in My TBR List / 4 Comments

My TBR List

My TBR List is quickly becoming one of my favorite memes! There are SO MANY books hanging out on my TBR that it’s almost overwhelming to decide what to read next. Plus, I think it pairs quite nicely with my TBR Thursday posts, so BONUS!

Here’s what to expect:

  • First Saturday of the month: book choices and poll posted
  • Second Saturday of the month: winning book announcement posted
  • Last Saturday of the month: review posted

I hope you’ll play along and vote!

Since I’m in the middle of ARC-tober, I decided to pull this month’s options from my “long overdue” ARCs shelf. There’s also an unintended heart theme… and a J-named author one… with these three books. 🙂

Now, help me decide which one it’ll be!
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The Books

My TBR List: October 2017Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

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My TBR List: October 2017The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon

Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive, and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in her family’s closet tear them apart?

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My TBR List: October 2017Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 21, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon

When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.

After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake.

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Time to Vote

You have until noon (EST) on Friday, October 13 to cast your vote!

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Which TBR book should I read in October?

  • Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby (25%, 3 Votes)
  • The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett (33%, 4 Votes)
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (42%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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4 responses to “My TBR List: October 2017

  1. I probably should have stuck with ARC’s for the month. Goodness knows I need to work through mine. But of course I didn’t. Maybe next month. All of your choices sound great, Kim. I can’t even vote based on best cover because I like the sound of them all. I am going to go with The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I think. I hope you enjoy whichever wins! Have a great weekend.

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