October Books

This post is a bit overdue now that a week of October has passed. Nevertheless, October looks like a great month for books. Fall is the busiest time in the publishing world; this season always releases the books I most anticipate.

Here are a few of the books released this month I’m most looking forward to reading.


1. Paddle Your Own Canoe (Oct. 1)- Nick Offerman. To be fair, I read an ARC (Advanced Review Copy) of this a couple months ago. Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite TV shows, and Nick Offerman steals nearly every scene. After finishing this book, I’ve decided I like Nick Offerman more than Ron Swanson– which is saying a lot. Through my work I had the opportunity to attend his reading/performance at the Union Square Barnes and Noble. Over 500 people showed up. I expect this to be one of the standouts of this year. (P.S. According to Amazon, it’s the #1 Bestseller in “Men’s Gender Studies,” which I wasn’t aware was even a category.)


2. Hyperbole and a Half (Oct. 29)- Allie Brosh. I’m going to get the books I’ve already read out of the way. Allie Brosh pens the phenomenally funny (and popular!) blog Hyperbole and a Half. The book contains seven reader-favorite comics, and ten new stories. I’d only seen a few of her blog posts, but was completely wowed by the book. Allie is hilarious, neurotic, and completely relatable. In addition, the book is gorgeous. I haven’t stopped talking about it since I saw the finished result. I don’t want to ruin anything, but the current Amazon image does not do it justice. If you’re a fan of the blog (or new to it like me), the book is a must-read. 



3. Altered (Oct. 29)- Gennifer Albin. I enjoyed reading Crewel last year, so I’m looking forward to the next installment of the series. I’m not big on sci-fi or YA, but somehow this seemed to capture my attention. Smart, vibrant, and ambitious– I’m curious to see where this goes.



4. David and Goliath (Oct. 1)- Malcolm Gladwell. This is the most excited I’ve been about Malcolm Gladwell since finishing Outliers. I’ve had some complicated reactions to him in the past, but this sounds great.


5.  Humans of New York (Oct. 15)- Brandon Stanton. I can’t get enough of Humans of New York. If you’re not already familiar, check it out here.


I’m sure I’ve already forgotten several books I plan to read. More to come should I remember!

3 Responses to “October Books”
  1. Jean Reisman says:

    Kaitlin, The new books look VERY interesting! Jean

  2. Aussa Lorens says:

    Wow– I didn’t know the Hyperbole and a Half book was coming out this month… I’ve been following the launch of the HONY book on facebook, how interesting that both blog-to-book’s are being released in the same month.

    Also, the Malcolm Gladwell books is definitely on my list… great post!

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