October Wrap-Up

What a crazy month! Some spooky books were read, a lot of ARCs, too. Reviews hopefully to come, shortly, but between work and school it’s been so crazy!

Anyway, here’s what a managed to read this month:

What I Read


The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton (ARC)

Pages: 448

Format: eBook (NetGalley ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor (ARC)

Pages: 304

Format: eBook (NetGalley ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


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Everything I Thought I Knew by Shannon Takaoka (ARC)

Pages: 320

Format: eBook (ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


All Hail the House Gods by Andrew J. Stone (Book Riot 2020)

Pages: 134

Format: eBook (Personal Copy)

My Rating: I Want My Money Back


In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (#startonyourshelfathon)

Pages: 308

Format: Paperback/Audiobook (Personal copies)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee (YARC)

Pages: 304

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer (Book Riot 2020)

Pages: 288

Format: Audiobook (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Story of My Life by Helen Keller (Reading Women 2020)

Pages: 115

Format: Hardback (Personal copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


More Deadly than Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror edited by Graeme Davis (Reading Women 2020)

Pages: 496

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

Total Pages: 2,717


Total Books: 9


Favorite Book of the Month:

Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee is one of those books that really touches you deeply. I have a very deep interest in Korea and in the Korean war. But even without that, this book is so well written and so interesting and I’m fascinated by the fact that it’s based on stories from her own family’s life. This is Lee’s debut novel, and I can’t wait to see what else she’ll write.

Least Favorite Book of the Month:

I really just did not get this book. I really didn’t find it to be very horrific, but I had to find something to fill this prompt (a horror book published by an indie press) and I thought the premise sounded interesting. Well, I was completely wrong and in fact I found this book to be very, very dumb. Supposedly the author likes to write absurdist literature, and I actually hate reading anything absurdist, so it was my bad for picking this one. Thank goodness it was short!

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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