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Great Scot! It is already the last week of the month?! Where the devil did it all go?? No matter, it is time for the October Pre-Reads. Every month I read hundreds of 19th-century-inspired-book reviews (literally). Garnered from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Review, Library Journal, Amazon, and Baker and Taylor, I cultivate a list of sixteen titles to share with my Dear Readers. The reviews and summaries, herein, are taken directly from those sources. All these books are recently, soon-to-be-published, or re-released titles. Below are eight highly reviewed novels and eight highly reviewed non-fiction books. I try to present an array of sub-subgenres. However, I have not read any of these titles, so I cannot recommend one over the other. If you have read a title and absolutely hated it, do let us know! Conversely, if you love the book and cannot stop gushing about it, tell us in the comments section! Personally, I have my eye on Lord Fenton or Art in the Blood . . . you?