My Monthly Anticipations – October 2020

Hi guys,

How has your weekend been so far? I did some baking yesterday with my family and I also read a book that kept me up until 4 am because I fell in love with it but I’ll leave my rambles of joy until my review next week (Come back on the 11th to find out more 😉 ). So I am definitely tired today but I thought by starting it with this blog post it should make me feel a little more productive after I slept in for so long.
Just like I said last month, I’ve just not been seeing much that is jumping out at me to be excited about this month – so this could be kind of short. Either way, I hope you enjoy ❤

Book Releases:

Roommaid by Sariah Wilson
Release Date: 1st October
Blurb: Madison Huntington is determined to live her dreams. That means getting out from under her family’s wealth and influence by saying no to the family business, her allowance, and her home. But on a teacher’s salary, the real world comes as a rude awakening—especially when she wakes up every morning on a colleague’s couch. To get a place of her own (without cockroaches, mold, or crime scene tape), Madison accepts a position as a roommaid. In exchange for free room and board, all she needs to do is keep her busy roommate’s penthouse clean and his dog company. So what if she’s never washed a dish in her life. She can figure this out, right? Madison is pretty confident she can fake it well enough that Tyler Roth will never know the difference. The finance whiz is rich and privileged and navigates the same social circles as her parents—but to him she’s just a teacher in need of an apartment. He’s everything Madison has run from, but his kindhearted nature, stomach-fluttering smile, and unexpected insecurities only make her want to get closer. And Tyler is warming to the move. Rewarding job. Perfect guy. Great future. With everything so right, what could go wrong? Madison is about to find out.

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
Release Date: October 6th
Blurb: Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he’s known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster.  Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that feature the internet’s favorite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he’d be fired. Immediately. April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her “real life” for years—but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus, one half of her OTP, sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realizes life is really stranger than fanfiction. Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realizes that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she’s actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her. With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
Release date: 15th October
Blurb: Nina Dean has arrived at her early thirties as a successful food writer with loving friends and family, plus a new home and neighbourhood. When she meets Max, a beguiling romantic hero who tells her on date one that he’s going to marry her, it feels like all is going to plan. A new relationship couldn’t have come at a better time – her thirties have not been the liberating, uncomplicated experience she was sold. Everywhere she turns, she is reminded of time passing and opportunities dwindling. Friendships are fading, ex-boyfriends are moving on and, worse, everyone’s moving to the suburbs. There’s no solace to be found in her family, with a mum who’s caught in a baffling mid-life makeover and a beloved dad who is vanishing in slow-motion into dementia. Dolly Alderton’s debut novel is funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now.

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
Release Date: 20th October
Blurb: Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen’s huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie’s heart. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule — a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything she’d heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . . With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can’t extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength.

Movies/Tv Releases:

The 100 (Season 7)
Release Date: October 8th
Platform: Netflix
I have watched this since the first season; I took a big break after season 2 because I couldn’t handle what happened but then I went back to it and fell in love and now it’s the final season and I am super sad but also super excited to see it.

Love and Monsters
Release Date: October 18th
Platform: Amazon Prime
This is the first movie I have seen advertised in ages that I am super excited for and I am counting down the days. I love Dylan O’Brian and I’m sure this will be no exception to his greatness.

Personal Life:

I recently moved into my new flat and I adore it – but all the ever changing COVID rules I am dealing with the decision of whether to move back home or not. Living alone and being trapped in lockdown alone is really different and I think I would struggle if it ever went back to that stage of quarantine. So yeah, not a fun decision but I think moving home would be better for my mental health so I’ll probably do that.
Despite all my motivation at the start of September I am still 2 chapters away from finishing my first draft of one of my WIP’s. I can’t believe I added nothing to it in September so hopefully I will be more productive this month. I posted a bit of the first chapter a while back HERE so you can read it if you’re interested. I love getting feedback so please tell me if it sucks!
I’m still working on my new knitting project – 7/30 blanket squares done so far. I didn’t have a great knitting month in September so hopefully this month will be more productive.

That’s all I’m really excited for this month. I hope you all have a great day and see you tomorrow with my bullet journal flip-through of September!

What are you most excited about this coming month?
Is there any big releases that I’ve missed?
Do you get a burst of productiveness at the start of every month like me?

6 thoughts on “My Monthly Anticipations – October 2020

    1. I also got poisoned for a review but I havent read it yet either 😂😂 It just gets pushed further down my TBR for some reason. I guess im just not in the mood yet

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