October 07, 2018

10 Books to Read This October 2018

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  • October is such an exciting month for bookworms out there as a lot of bestselling authors make their comeback, giving us probably the best releases to date.

    Whether you’re up for some Halloween read, or looking to learn new perspectives about different social issues, Philippine Primer gives you its top 10 books to read this October:

    Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

    Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass novel

    After a few years in the making, New York Times #1 bestselling series Throne of Glass draws to an exciting finale. Expect explosive scenarios as Aelin Galathynius fights her way to save the world, no matter what it takes. Could this epic novel follow the steps of famous dystopian novels out there?

    Price/Release info: To be announced soon

    A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #4) by Ransom Riggs

    A Map of Days is the fourth book of the series Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. More secrets are revealed, untold truths are discovered. Ransom Riggs takes us to a more thrilling journey of Jacob, Emma, Miss Peregrine, and the other peculiar children. The book also comes with hauntingly beautiful vintage photographs!

    Price/Release info: Now available at National Bookstore for only *Php 739.

    Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

    Nicholas Sparks makes a great comeback with his new novel Every Breath, a love story that starts with a random encounter of Hope and Tru, set in the heart of North Carolina. Will this novel surpass Sparks’ classic romance The Notebook?

    Price/Release info: Waitlist for a copy at National Book Store.

    Someday (Every Day #3) by David Levithan

    In this third book, A discovers that he’s not the only one who wakes up in a different body every day. Someday will allow us to know more about A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and a new character Reverend Poole. Just like David Levithan’s first two books Every Day and Another Day, readers can expect the same roller coaster ride, exploring the concept of body and soul.

    Price/Release info: Available at National Bookstore for only *Php 529.

    Also read: Filipiniana Books and Where to Find Them: Introducing the Philippines to Expats

    The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

    Who knew there would be a sequel to the bestselling novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven? The Next Person You Meet in Heaven has a lot of twists and turns, most of which are unexpected. As always, Mitch Albom gives us a lesson—that endings are also beginnings.

    Price/Release info: Waitlist for a copy at National Book Store.

    What If It’s Us? by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

    The story starts when two completely different characters Arthur and Ben meet at the post-office, and seems like their beliefs about the universe are being challenged. What If It’s Us will surprise you on how the universe works, how she can play cupid when you least expect it. Or maybe not.

    Price/Release info: Waitlist for a copy at National Book Store.

    Hippie by Paulo Coelho

    If you loved The Alchemist and The Manuscript Found in Accra, you’ll most probably love Hippie. As Paulo Coelho’s most autobiographical book, he takes the readers back to the hippie culture with his adventures in the 60s. Who wouldn’t want to peek through the generation of vibrant outfits with long-haired young adults? Maybe they weren’t as different as the millennials.

    Price/Release info: Available at Fully Booked for only *Php799.

    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

    It’s official—the Green brothers are out there sharing their amazing literature. Hank Green releases his debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. The story starts with April May, who finds herself in the limelight after her video documentation of Carl—a samurai armor clothed, ten-foot-tall Transformer—becomes viral on YouTube. Turns out there isn’t just one, but a lot of Carls around the world. What are the “Carls” and what do they want? Guess you’ll have to find out yourself after reading the book!

    Price/Release info: Available at Fully Booked for only *Php 816.

    A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

    Jodi Picoult’s A Spark of Light tackles a very controversial topic, that is—abortion. The story starts at a women’s reproductive health services clinic, where five people were held hostage by a disturbed man. This book will challenge your beliefs on the subject matter, whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice.

    Price/Release info: Waitlist for a copy at National Book Store for only *Php 849.

    Elevation by Stephen King

    Are you ready for another eerie ride with Stephen King? Scott Carey’s mysterious affliction brings a town together, and with only 145 pages, King manages to keep the characters as real as they can get. Elevation takes us back to Castle Rock—the same small town mentioned in his past novels The Dead Zone, Doctor Sleep, and Revival. Perfect for your Halloween read!

    Price/Release info: To be announced soon.

    Also read: Books to Read this August 

    Time to save up some space on your shelves before some of these books are released! What’s in your list of books to read this October? Let us know in the comments!

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    Written by Yana Bautista

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