Happy October 1st! I’m so ready for cozy nights by the fireplace with my book and knitted blanket. Fall didn’t hold back here this year. We went straight into the cooler temps, which is amazing! The leaves are changing, the nights are getting darker, and all I want to do in the evenings is relax and read. Thank goodness for the book club! 😊
I absolutely loved September Bookclub. It was so fun when I’d get messages about the books, and I’m so happy you enjoyed them as much as I did. Honestly, every book in the September club was incredibly hard to put down! I’m lucky that Kyle likes to read as much as I do because we spend our evenings reading together on the back patio, and we even went on a weekend getaway just to sit by the fire and read. With all the crap on T.V. nowadays, a book is the perfect escape.
Don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaway! I wanted to keep the books a bit spookier this time because it’s October! I only chose three books for this month’s list because it’s a busy month for me and I know adding another book will put me behind on projects. If you’re looking for a fourth book, maybe try some of my recent favorites! Or if you missed any of September’s books, check those out!
October Book Club Picks Are:
The Good Demon: It wasn’t technically an exorcism, what they did to Clare. When the reverend and his son ripped her demon from her, they called it a “deliverance.” But they didn’t understand that Clare and her demon—known simply as Her—were like sisters. She comforted Clare, made her feel brave, helped to ease her loneliness. They were each other’s Only.
Now, Clare’s only comforts are the three clues that She left behind:
Be nice to him
Remember the stories
Clare will do anything to get Her back, even if it means teaming up with the reverend’s son and scouring every inch of her small, Southern town for answers. But if she sacrifices everything to bring back her demon, what will be left of Clare?
The Sun Down Motel: Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.
Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.
Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.
The Heretic’s Daughter: Salem, 1752. Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter that reveals the secret she has closely guarded for six decades: how she survived the Salem Witch Trials when her mother did not.
Sarah’s story begins more than a year before the trials when she and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. As they witness neighbor pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, the hysteria escalates — until more than two hundred men, women, and children have been swept into prison. Among them is Sarah’s mother, Martha Carrier. In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy — a lie that will most surely condemn Martha even as it will save her daughter.
This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
I’m so excited to get started on these books! I think that I’ll start with The Heretic’s Daughter first! I’ve been fascinated by the Salem witch trials lately, so I think this will be an excellent place to start.
I want to include a giveaway for the book club as well. I think reading is absolutely perfect paired with coffee, so I want to do a $30 ($75 for the Instagram winner) Dunkin giveaway for 3 lucky book club members! Now that the Fall treats are out, you can get cozy and start diving into this week’s books with everything pumpkin spice!
To enter, answer one of the following questions below in the comments! There will also be a winner selected from the Instagram Giveaway, so enter there as well 💜 Winners will be chosen on Friday, October 9th! ♥️
Questions for you!
- Did you read any of the September Book Club Picks?
- Which October Book Club book are you going to read?
- Where is your favorite place to read?