New Releases for October

I still haven’t gotten to my new releases from last month but that doesn’t mean I don’t have some new ones lined up already. Too much temptation. Here are the titles I’m exited about. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the review copies.

Fight Night by Miriam Towes. “You’re a small thing,” Grandma writes, “and you must learn to fight.” Swiv’s Grandma, Elvira, has been fighting all her life. From her upbringing in a strict religious community, she has fought those who wanted to take away her joy, her independence, and her spirit. Given how women’s rights are threatened everywhere around the world, it’s good to read about a protagonist who is fighting for her rights and passing the message down to other generations.

Femlandia by Christina Dalcher. A chilling look into an alternate near future where a woman and her daughter seek refuge in a women-only colony, only to find that the safe haven they were hoping for is the most dangerous place they could be. Sounds like another book to make you think about women’s rights.

The Night of Many Endings by Melissa Payne. Orphaned at a young age and witness to her brother’s decline into addiction, Nora Martinez has every excuse to question the fairness of life. Instead, the openhearted librarian in the small Colorado community of Silver Ridge sees only promise. I admit, I was drawn in by the cover and a character who is a librarian.

The Girl in the Maze by Cathy Hayward. Emma Bowen has never had a close relationship with her mother, barely speaking with her in the last years of her life. But after her mother’s death, Emma finds something that might just explain the distance between them. A multigenerational novel of family secrets. Of course I’m curious what Emma will find.

The Book of Mother by Violaine Huisman; translated by Leslie Camhi. Another book about mother and daughter relationships. In this case this is a story about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes.

This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno. A widower battles his grief, rage, and the mysterious evil inhabiting his home smart speaker, in this mesmerizing horror thriller. This might be a perfect read for this season and will no doubt make me glad we don’t have a virtual assistant at home!

Let me know if any of these titles sound interesting to you or if you already have one on your wishlist. I hope you all have a great weekend. I know, I’m very much looking forward to it. No big plans but hopefully finishing a book or two.

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