October Wrap-Up

I feel really proud of my reading for this month. Not only did I manage to read 10(!) books, but I also read so many things that I enjoyed! I loved my choices and I also loved participating in the Tim Burton Readathon. It was just, overall, a great month! Now, to the breakdown:

What I Read:

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Pages: 224

Format: Hardback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

| My Review |


The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Pages: 231

Format: Paperback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


The Guinevere Deception

Pages: 352

Format: E-Book (ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

| My Review |


Halfway to the Grave / One Foot in the Grave / At Grave’s End / Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Pages: 358; 357; 342; 355;

Format: Paperback, E-Book, E-Book, E-Book

My Ratings: Definitely Worth the Read


If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim (Reading Women Challenge Book)

Pages: 417

Format: E-Audiobook (Library Copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

Pages: 209

Format: Paperback (Library Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Total Pages: 2,826


Total Books: 10


Favorite Book of the Month:

I was so excited to read this book, thanking my lucky stars that I snagged an ARC of it, and I’m thrilled that it lived up to my expectations. I really enjoyed this book – it has everything I want in a fantasy – magic, adventure, really likeable characters. Make sure to check out my review if you haven’t already – the link is up above in the “What I Read” section.

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

I had two – TWO! – DNF’s this month. As someone who hates not finishing a book, I’m really bummed. But I don’t want to count those here, since I didn’t read them all the way through. So, technically If You Leave Me is left as my least favorite. I didn’t dislike the book, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. It was far more depressing than I was expecting, I didn’t really like any of the characters, and the ending is, overall, very unsatisfying for me. Stay tuned for my review, where I’ll go into more detail about it.


Nightmare Before TBR

Tim Burton Readathon Results:

I think I did pretty well on this Readathon, despite not completing it fully. Two out of the eight books I did not finish – not because I ran out of time, but because I just…didn’t want to finish them.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken…broke me. I loved, loved, loved the first one! I did feel a bit as though this didn’t need to be a series…but I was excited to see what the second book had in store – and let me tell you, it was not what I was expecting and definitely not what I wanted! I just…it was really making me mad and I just had to put it down. I Marie Kondo-ed that book because it did not spark joy! I have many reasons, but this is not the place…

The Plus One was just…not interesting. The writing was so, so flat. Sarah Archer has apparently done a lot of writing work in the television industry, which is fine, but…I don’t think this book is well written. It was cringy enough that I just couldn’t keep reading. Everything was tell not show and I was just not liking the characters. So I Marie Kondo-ed it, too! No regrets!

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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