Wow, I have to say I read a LOT of books this month, considering October is the busiest month of the year for me at work! I think I was using reading as a way to relax quite a bit. I’d come home from work, exercise, read, sleep, repeat. I’ve found myself reading quite a few contemporaries lately, so I’m hoping to squeeze in more thrillers before the end of the year!
Books I Reviewed This Month:
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (4 Stars)
Gemina (Illuminae Files #2) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (4.5 Stars)
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (2.5 Stars)
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (4 Stars)
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (4.5 Stars)
Total Books Read: 5
Total Novellas Read: 0
Favorite Book Read This Month: The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon.
Least Favorite Book Read This Month: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia. This book was had a lot of clichés that I was unable to look past.
Book that Most Surprised Me This Month: How to Hang a Witch was really enjoyable despite the fact that I saw a lot of mixed reviews for it prior to reading!
Reading Challenge Updates
Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge Progress: 46/50
Fairytale Retelling Challenge: 2/5
Other challenges are TBD at the moment, as I still have to update my master spreadsheet with all of the books I’ve finished lately!
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Posts I Loved This Month:
Like I mentioned earlier, October was a bit of a blur with a LOT of the time spent working. However, Max and I managed to squeeze in a few fun things too. We’ve been binge-watching a lot of shows recently, including Gilmore Girls (have to get ready for the Netflix special!) and the Netflix original series The Crown (we’re both huge fans of British history so this is right up our alley!) We celebrated Hallween weekend by going to a party at one of our friend’s houses on Saturday (Max was Hercules, I was Britney circa the Hit Me Baby One More Time Video) and on Monday we passed out Halloween candy to trick or treaters. Also, in news that’s probably not excited to anyone but myself, Max and I bought a food processor at Costco (these holiday deals that are starting to come out are great!) and we’re really excited to start making more of our own foods. November is going to be the month where all of the fun holiday stuff really kicks off, and where I start frantically trying to finish my end of the year priority TBR as well as trying to catch up on all of the reviews I neglected to write in 2016. Can you guys believe this year is almost OVER?!
How was your October? Did you do anything fun for Halloween? Do you have end of the year blog or TBR cleanup to do? Let me know in the comments!