R29 Reads: The Books We’re Picking Up This October

After enjoying the last few days of sunny picnics in the park, the colder weather is officially creeping in, meaning there’s now plenty of opportunity to cosy up on the sofa with a new novel. While there are lots of things on the telly to keep you occupied this October (see the full list here), hours of bingeing new Netflix shows have to be broken up by something, and our suggestion is a good old-fashioned book. Whether you prefer a physical page-turner or opt for your Kindle, reading an engrossing story gives you the time to refuel your mind while enjoying a delicious narrative. 
Last month team R29 explored a handful of exciting new reads including Emma Donoghue’s pandemic-set tale of hope, The Pull of the Stars, and Bolu Babalola’s collection of romantic retellings, Love in Colour. Others explored dark humour in Ottessa Moshfegh’s Death in Her Hands while some delved into the stark world of America’s racial politics through Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Lies That Divide Us. This month, our list of reads is equally as varied, including a female-led story of war-torn Afghanistan and a chaotic tale chronicling life inside an open marriage.
To discover everything that team R29 are reading this October, click through the slides ahead...

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