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5 October Fiction Picks to Add to Your TBR Now!

by | October 1
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Craving an escape? October has you covered with new fiction! Take a break from reality with these fiction picks: some funny, some lovable, some endearing, some thought-provoking, some mysterious, some sexy (not to mention, steamy). These better hit your Want to Read shelf ASAP!

The Royal Runaway

The Royal Runaway

by Lindsay Emory

Abby's Pick

We’ve got rom-com fever, but we’ve already watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, like, six times—what’s a girl to do? Why not pick up this fizzy, frothy romp about a princess hiding out in Scotland after being dumped at the altar, and enjoy the fireworks as she starts to fall for a dashing gent she meets at the bar! With a dash of mystery thrown in to move things along, this is The Princess Diaries 2 meets Enchanted.

Elevation (Audio)

Elevation (Audio)

by Stephen King

Lauren's Pick

The ultimate experience for new and old Stephen King fans alike! Return to Castle Rock and spend a few hours listening to King read his latest novel  Elevation. An extraordinarily eerie yet moving story about a guy, Scott Carey, whose mysterious affliction just might have the ability to bring the townspeople together despite their deep-rooted differences about sexual orientation and belief, this isn’t your typical Stephen King horror read. Think It’s a Wonderful Life with a classic King twist. Plus hear the master of horror read his short story “Laurie” exclusively available on this audiobook edition!

Dry

Dry

by Neal Shusterman

Leora's Pick

Neal Shusterman is a genius at creating dystopian worlds that are just a little too close to home, but with Dry  he and his son Jarrod have erased that line between fiction and reality more fully. Imagine a world where California is on fire, where it has been in severe drought for years, and where no one is noticing that they are now completely out of water because FEMA has to deal with a hurricane season that's getting more and more destructive to the American Southeast. What? Having trouble imagining it? Turn on the news, friends. The call is coming from inside the house on this one.

Consumed

Consumed

by J.R. Ward

Abby's Pick

This romantic thriller will satisfy all your hot-fireman cravings, but more than that, the heroine is an incredibly strong firefighter/arson investigator who has to overcome physical and emotional obstacles like you wouldn’t believe. If you’ve set the DVR to watch Angela Bassett in 9-1-1, or still watch Backdraft every time it comes on cable, you’ll devour this book! (BTW, if you already know Ward from her ultra-popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series, this has all the sexy intensity of those books, but not a vampire in sight.)

The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

by Kate Morton

Shefali's Pick

Have you heard of Kate Morton? She’s the prolific, international, dazzling author who wrote The Lake House, The Secret Keeper, The Distant Hours, and many more. She’s been dormant for a couple of years but is (finally) back with her next novel—The Clockmaker’s Daughter. If you’ve read Kate before, then you’ll know she has a thing for houses. In her stories, they’re a character unto themselves, and the Birchwood Manor in The Clockmaker’s Daughter is no exception. It sees love and artistic zeal in the 1860s when a group of artists spend a summer there more or less trying to get their groove on. But it ends terribly when one of the artists is murdered, and another runs away—forever framed as a killer and a thief. Fast-forward to present day when a young archivist named Elodie Winslow is drawn to the Birchwood Manor and the mystery of what happened. This is the kind of book you could read in one sitting, and is a true escape from the bullsh*t going on in the world right now. So grab a blanket, a warm drink, and run away with Kate Morton.

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