Yallfest October TBR

It’s officially official: Mandy is going back to Yallfest for a second year in a row. This girl is screaming. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT TO BE HAD. While some of my top authors aren’t going to be there like last year, I’m still excited to be back in the Yallfest pandemonium and book love.

Now, however, is the mad dash to read all the books I can before Yallfest happens, so I can make the most out of my time there. October = the month I binge as many books as I can before I go so I can determine who I need to work into my intense Yallfest schedule spreadsheet or pick up some signed books in the shop. Below are a few books I’m looking to try to cram in before the end of the month to make my Yallfest life complete.

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A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai 
Format: Physical
Goodreads Link
Ugh, I’m so so so hoping that I enjoy this one. The cover is AMAZING, and this story sounds like the making of a perfect contemporary – super adorable with a dash of comedy and hijinks. I’m going for this one ASAP.

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Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
Format: Audiobook
Goodreads Link
This is the year for me and weather books. I think I’ve read, like, three or four of them this year. This book – yet again with a stunning cover – sounds like an emotional and epic middle grade filled with friendship and mystery. I’m super excited for this one.


This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
Format: Physical
Goodreads Link
I’m not as confident with this one as I am with Hurricane Child. This seems fun and totally good rom com, but the rating for it on Goodreads is quite lackluster. Definitely ready to give it a try, though, and I do love the title.


Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman
Format: Physical
Goodreads Link
I read Scream All Night last month, but this book was the one that was truly up my alley. I do love a good murder mystery, and there is a lot of weird happening in this one. I’m so in for all the randomness that is going to be happening in this one – I think???


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Format: Physical (or any)
Goodreads Link
Will Rick Riordan’s imprint ever stop giving us quality sounding epic mythology inspired novels??? Literally it will never end??? This book includes African American folk legends and West African mythology along with many emotional feels and funnies.


Slay by Brittney Morris
Format: Physical (or any)
Goodreads Link
This book was going to be a must to get to this year anyway, but I totally moved it up. Despite me not really being into gaming, I really enjoyed Warcross last year, so I have hope for this one – plus add in murder?? This sounds so brilliant.

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How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters
Format: Physical (or any)
Goodreads Link
This book sounds like something that will be totally fun and emotional. It seems like something really going to be focused on characterization and an emotional/mental journey, which I really enjoy.

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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett 
Format: Physical (or any)
Goodreads Link
This book cover is stunnnnnnnnnnnnnning. Honestly, this book will probably be coming home with me just because I’m obsessed with this gorgeous cover. Ugh, this pink calls to my very soul. Plus, the story seems quite intriguing as well.


❓ Now, I kind of need your help? ❓

Some of these book come out mid month or I’m not entirely sure if I will manage to get to it beforehand. Therefore, I’ll probably be looking at a couple of other reads. There are some big names/titles that I’m looking at, but I just don’t know if the hype is really real on them. If you have read or enjoyed any of the following, could you please let me know if I should be giving them a try?

  • Caraval series by Stephanie Garber (read the first one when it came out and felt so-so about it, but wondering if I should retry?)
  • Any Adam Silvera books?
  • Any Nic Stone books?
  • The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
  • Any Mary H. K. Choi books?
  • The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
  • Shadow Frost by Coco Ma


So, what do you think? Have you read any of these books? Will you be going to Yallfest? What are you reading in October? Let’s discuss in the comments below!


18 thoughts on “Yallfest October TBR

  1. I hope you will enjoy all of them!
    And I really recommend continuing Caraval! I loved book two way more than book one!


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  2. I read H. K. Choi’s “Emergency Contact,” and absolutely loved it. I’ve not read her new book yet. I’ve read Nic Stone’s “Dear Martin,” and it was pretty good! The only Adam Silvera book I’ve read is, “They Both Die at the End,” and it was good, too!

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  3. Yeah! I enjoyed Yallfest when I went, but the timing has never been good since. I hope you have an amazing time. I read three of the books on your TBR (Mehendi, Epic Love Story, & Remy Cameron). All were solid reads for me. I like Nic Stone. Her new book looks really good, but I thought Odd One Out was great too.

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