Bookish Happenings in October 2018

So sorry for the unexpected month-long hiatus on blog posts! I’m working to make sure I have enough posts queued that that doesn’t happen again! 🙂 For now, here is an almost finished post on the bookish happenings in October. Not all links/pictures/etc. are present, but I wanted to get you the information while at least half of it was still relevant!

Here are bookish happenings for October! I’ll share with you exciting bookish events such as new releases, movie releases related to books, holidays, conferences, and others. I can’t get everything, but hopefully you enjoy the information I have provided. 🙂

Release dates are for the book/movie in the United States, so it may not be accurate if you’re living in another country.

Links to Amazon are affiliate links, other links are just for your convenience. 🙂

Movie Releases

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October 12 – First Man
October 12 – Goosebumps 2
October 19 – Galveston
October 19 – The Hate U Give
October 26 – London Fields

Book Releases

(NovelKnight has a fantastic list of pre-order incentives here.)

October 2

9 from the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan
Boneless Mercies by April Tucholke
Clash of Beasts by Lisa McMann (Book 3 of Going Wild)
The Darkdeep by Allie Condie and Brendan Reichs
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young
The Lost Sisters
 by Holly Black (Book 1.5 of the Folk of the Air series)
Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
A Map of Days by 
Muse of Nightmares
by Laini Taylor (Book 2 of Strange the Dreamer)
Shadow of the Fox 
by Julie Kagawa
The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke (Book 2 of Balloonmakers)

October 9

Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zuzak
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell (Book 2 of The Last Magician)
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

October 16

Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (Book .5 of Ella Enchanted)
Wind Rider by P. C. Cast

October 23

A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst (Book 2 of Stay)
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (Book 7 of Throne of Glass)
One Giant Leap by Heather Kaczynski
Not Quite Over You
by Susan Mallery (Book 4 of Happily Inc.)

October 30

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova (Book 3 of Awkward)
The Darkest Star by Jennifer Armentrout


September 25

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli (preorder swag details here)
For a Muse of Fire
 by Heidi Heilig (preorder swag details here)
Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (Book 1 in the Give the Dark My Love series)
The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale (Book 6 in The Princess in Black series)
Sadie by Sarah Price (Book 3 in the An Amish Fairytale series)
Unleashed by Donna Kauffman (Book 1 in the Hamilton Christmas series)
Unstoppable Moses by Tyler Smith
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (preorder swag details here)

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(There are so so so many going on this month that there’s no way I could list them all! Here are just some.)

October 1 – Scotiabank Giller shortlist announced
October 5 – World Teacher Day
October 5-7 – National Story Telling Festival (Jonesborough, TN)
October 6 – Mad Hatter Day
October 6 – Collingswood Book Festival (Collingswood, NJ)
October 7 – Dead Poets Remembrance Day
October 7-13 – Teen Read Week
October 7-13 – Alaska Book Week
October 10 – National Book Award finalists announced
October 12-13 – Morristown Festival of Books (Morristown, NJ)
October 12-14 – Southern Festival of Books (Nashville, TN)
October 12-14 – Burlington Book Festival (Burlington, VT)
October 13 – Twin Cities Book Festival (St. Paul, MN)
October 13 – Boston Book Fest (Boston, MA)
October 13-14 – Seattle Antiquarian Book Festival
October 16 – National Dictionary Day
October 21-27 – National Friends of Libraries Week
October 25 – Kirkus Prize winners announced
October 26-27 – HallowRead (Ellicott City, MD)
October 30 – Talk Like Jane Austin Day

What bookish happenings are you most looking forward to?

❤ Annette

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