Hey everyone. So several books are being released on Oct 16th and you might be wondering why Im focusing on them in this blog post. Well its because Oct 16th is my birthday ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰.

Its my birthday guys ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ and of course I’m celebrating it by listing books to add to your never ending TBR pile. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


ogre enchanted

In this prequel to Ella Enchanted, which can stand on its own, young healer Evie is transformed into an ogre by the meddling fairy Lucinda. Sheโ€™ll turn back only if someone proposes and she accepts!

Returning to the land and many of the characters from her beloved Newbery Honorโ€“winning Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine has written a delightful tale about a clever and endearing heroine who is determined to defy expectations.

Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms, and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend (and test subject) Wormy. So when Wormy unexpectedly proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. And besides, she simply isnโ€™t in love with him.

But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesnโ€™t approve of Evieโ€™s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre. Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposalโ€”or else be stuck as an ogre forever

Source : Goodreads Genre: Fantasy | Middle grade | Young Adult

AHHH , So excited about this one. I read Ella enchanted and watched the movie, best scene to me is when she sang in front of all those giants followed closely by the forest fight scene where she saved the elf. So its kind of cool that we are getting one more story set in the same world twenty years after the first book was published. Wow this makes me feel old. So if you have watched the movie or read the book, whats your favourite scene/part?



Itโ€™s 2002, a year after 9/11. Itโ€™s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl whoโ€™s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. Sheโ€™s tired of the rude stares, the degrading commentsโ€”even the physical violenceโ€”she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So sheโ€™s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. Heโ€™s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies herโ€”they seem to come from two irreconcilable worldsโ€”and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that sheโ€™s not sure sheโ€™ll ever be able to let it down.

Source: Goodreads Genre: Contemporary | Young Adult

So Im just going to confess here that I havent read any of Tahereh’s books but I hope to do so soon. Have you read any of her books?



Tasia Quirk is young, Black, and fabulous. She’s a senior, she’s got great friends, and a supportive and wealthy family. She even plays football as the only girl on her private high school’s team.

But when she catches her mamma trying to stuff a mysterious box in the closet, her identity is suddenly called into question. Now Tasiaโ€™s determined to unravel the lies that have overtaken her life. Along the way, she discovers what family and forgiveness really mean, and that her answers donโ€™t come without a fee. An artsy bisexual boy from the Valley could help her find themโ€”but only if she stops fighting who she is, beyond the color of her skin.

Source : Goodreads Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary



Through stories remembered and imagined, and images by acclaimed photographers, A Stranger’s Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters in more than a dozen African towns. Iduma blends memoir, travelogue and storytelling in these fragments of a travellerโ€™s journey across several African cities. Inspired by the authorโ€™s travels with photographers between 2011 and 2015, the author’s own accounts are expanded to include other narratives about movement, estrangement, and intimacy. These include: an arrest in a market in Nโ€™djamena, being punished by a Gendarmes officer on a Cameroonian highway and meeting the famed photographer Malick Sidibe in Bamako

Source: Goodreads Genre: Non fiction

So I’m really curious about this one because Ive never read a travelogue before, have you? So i think it would be interesting to read about his travels across cities in several African countries.


Well Behaved Woman HC Mech.indd

Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of Americaโ€™s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New Yorkโ€™s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women’s suffrage movement.

With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, in A Well-Behaved Woman Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rulesโ€•and how to break them.

Source : Amazon Genre: Historical Fiction



After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancรฉ Max Winterโ€”a wealthy politician and recent widowerโ€”and a life of luxury sheโ€™s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Maxโ€™s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young womanโ€™s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. She soon realizes there is no clear place for her in this twisted little family: Max and Dani circle each other like cats, a dynamic that both repels and fascinates her, and he harbors political ambitions with which he will allow no womanโ€”alive or deadโ€”to interfere.

As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the familyโ€™s dark secretsโ€”the kind of secrets that could kill her, too. The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a familyโ€™s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.

Source: Goodreads Genre: Adult | Mystery | Thriller


crown of thunder

Taj is headed west, but the consequences of leaving Kos behind confront him at every turn. Innocent civilians flee to refugee camps as Karima’s dark magic continues to descend on the city. Taj must return, but first he needs a plan.

With Arzu’s help, Taj and Aliya make it to the village of her ancestors, home of the tastahlikโ€”sin-eaters with Taj’s same ability to both battle and call forth sins. As Taj comes to terms with his new magic, he realizes there are two very different groups of tastahlikโ€”one using their powers for good, the other for more selfish ends.

Aliya is struggling with her own unique capabilities. She’s immersed in her work to uncover the secret to Karima’s magic, but her health begins to mysteriously deteriorate. With the help of a local western mage, Aliya uncovers her true destinyโ€”a future she’s not sure she wants.

As Taj and Aliya explore their feelings for each other and Arzu connects with her homeland, the local westerners begin to question Taj’s true identity. Karima is on his heels, sending dark warnings to the little village where he’s hiding. Taj will have to go back and face her before she sends her mostly deadly weaponโ€”Taj’s former best friend, Bo.

Source: Goodreads Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy

Untitled design(5)

Are you excited about any of these books? Thank you all for sticking with me this long, I really appreciate it whenever you read my posts and comment on them and Ive made so many bookish friends since I started blogging. Thank you all.

p.s If you would like to make this bookworm happy on her birthday, pls sign up for my newsletter, I definitely wont spam you and would only drop in to give you bookish news, book recommendations and updates. Sign up HERE. Thank you.

You may also like:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.