Spell the Month in Books // October 2021 Linkup

Welcome to the October linkup for Spell the Month in Books! Are you up to the challenge? We’re finally in the “-ber” months, which I find to be particularly difficult to complete without repeating books. Read on to see how this month goes!

The goal is to spell the name of the current month by using the first letter of book titles (skipping articles like A, An, and The). This can be done with books you have on hand, creating a physical bookstack, or by building a virtual bookstack. Sometimes I share themes a few months in advance to focus your book search, but following the theme is entirely optional. Once you have your stack, share it whatever way is convenient for you. Some bloggers do this by creating a post and adding the link in linkup widget toward the bottom of this page (the blue button that says “Click here to enter”). You can also share your list in a comment (with or without a link) or share a picture of your stack/list with the hashtag #SpelltheMonthinBooks on your preferred social media. Regardless of how you participate, feel free to grab the button from the bottom of this page to include with it. This is a new button as of February 2021!

While writing this post I realized that I never shared a finalized theme for October. We discussed books with orange on the cover or an atmospheric/spooky feel, so if you want to use either as a theme, that would work well. Because there are so many lists of spooky books, thrillers, and others in genres that generally make me uncomfortable floating around these days, I’ve decided to try to stick with books that in my opinion are “feel-good” stories. If I can find an edition with an orange cover, I’ll use it.


The One (The Selection, #3)

O – The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

YA Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I’ll admit to feeling like I am outgrowing The Selection a bit, but it’s still a series that brings positive, comforting feelings. I do not recommend jumping in with book #3 if you haven’t read the previous books, though! Alas, there are no editions of this book with an orange cover (at least that I can see).

Conviction (The Legacy Chronicles #1.5)

C – Conviction by Lauren H. Salisbury

Science Fiction/Romance

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tune It Out

T- Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner

Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving: A Classic Tale to Share Over the Holidays

O – An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott

Historical Fiction

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It’s not too early to talk about Thanksgiving, right? This is definitely a feel-good story.

Borrowing Time

B – Borrowing Time by Kat Bellemore

Contemporary Clean Romance

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Enjoy the Poodle Skirt

E – Enjoy the Poodle Skirt by Kate Willis

Middle-Grade Contemporary Short Story

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Road to Paradise (Vintage National Parks, #1)

R – The Road to Paradise (Vintage National Parks #1) by Karen Barnett

Historical Fiction

I have not read this book yet but it is fairly high on my to-read list! I have heard good things about it and it sounds fun.

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This was a real challenge this month! And, not very many books with orange covers. Oh well. I still find it fun to try and to get to showcase books that I have enjoyed or that look like I will enjoy them, and I hope you do as well!

Can you think of a good book with an orange cover?

Until the next chapter,


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