Happy Halloween!!! I usually say that a month went by super fast, but I thought October took forever. Maybe it’s because I’ve been waiting for Halloween? Anyways, It’s also kind of crazy that it’s over 😀
I read ten books this month! That’s the same amount as last month, so it’s cool that I’m being consistent! Four of them were five-star reads, and the rest were four-star reads, so that comes out to be a pretty good reading month for me!
I technically read Match Me if You Can by Tiana Smith in September, but I totally forgot to put it in last month’s wrap up! (I read it on the last day and forgot to update it!) This rom-com is hilarious! There’s a bit of annoyed-to-love going on, some school journalism—oh, and, of course, some matchmaking! Loved it!
Thank you Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction for sending me I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith! I have slightly mixed feelings about it…it’s been hyped up for me for YEARS, from a couple of people I highly admire, from friends…and at the end, I just didn’t get it. This book is fantastic. Don’t get me wrong. I guess it just didn’t click with me like it clicked with others.
Oof, Best Friends by Shannon Hale really took me back to middle school—and I didn’t particularly enjoy that experience. But I did love reading this book because of how relatable it is! Every moment, I was like yes, me too. That time of childhood is just so hard! Full review to come.
The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer is so much fun! I did struggle through parts of this book—I think some of the humor will appeal to kids a little bit more than me—but overall, I did enjoy this book very much. You can find my full review here.
I listened to the audiobook for Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I was enthralled. This awesome mystery is filled with hilarious debutante shenanigans, female friendships, and convoluted relationships. I cannot wait for the second book. Full review to come.
Coral by Sara Ella broke my heart and warmed it up at the same time! This beautiful retelling of “The Little Mermaid” deals a lot with mental health, depression, and suicide. It’s heartbreaking, but the message is terrific. Full review to come.
THIS BOOK! Oh my gosh, THIS BOOK! I read The Last Word by Samantha Hastings in a single evening, and it is one of my favorite reads now! It’s a historical romance with some of the best banter/flirting of my life. I cannot recommend this book enough. Full (more coherent) review to come.
ALSO THIS BOOK! I was genuinely sad when Everafter Song by Emily R. King ended…because I don’t get anymore in this series. And I LOVED this series with all of my heart! But this was the perfect ending—so beautiful. I cannot recommend this series enough. Full review to come.
I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for work (research is interesting sometimes!) and it was pretty good! It’s a lot different from the movies and adaptions, but very very absurd, which is hilarious.
I’m about two-thirds of the way through The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden, and I’m positive I’ll finish it today—and it will likely be a five star read! It’s SO good! I love the atmosphere, the witchy magic, the vampires…it’s exactly what I needed this Halloween. Review will definitely be coming!
Well…the writing has been going. I’ve been doing a lot of pre-writing this month, mostly world building, which has been lots of fun. I just haven’t been able to do as much as I hoped—but next month I will do better (and no, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo, but good luck to everyone who is! I’ll be cheering you on!)
Not a whole lot has happened this month—and I say that’s a good thing! My husband is now looking for a full-time job so we can move out of my parents’ house, but nothing so far has happened. Hopefully I’ll have an update for you next month!
On the Blog
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There were a lot more blog posts this month than last! Woot! Here are some of my favorites:
- Worst (But Also Best???) Bad Blind Dates || Review: Blind Dates, Bridesmaids, and Other Disasters
- Blog Tour: The Dark Lord Clementine (My first blog tour!)
- Bold and Fun || ARC Review: Black Canary: Ignite
Thanks for stopping by my monthly wrap-up! It’s always fun looking back on a month. Let me know how your month went! I’d love to hear!