Monthly Wrap-Up | October 2019

Hello everyone! 

Last month, I set out to read some spooky books in honour of Halloween and I succeeded! The first time in a couple years that I actually read Halloween appropriate novels. 

I managed to read 8 novels and 3 graphic novels. I didn’t read all of my TBR that I set out to in my Monthly TBR post. I missed out The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan and The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan.

As always, here are my two favourite books of the month from differing genres.

 

Best Books of the Month 1

the play

 

 

The Play is the perfect NA sports romance. Kennedy proves that she is on top of the competition when it comes to this genre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4the wives

 

The Wives will leave you breathless as you try to reconcile what you read with the revelations revealed at the end of the novel. The Wives was worth every second I spent pinning for it and every second I spent traveling for it.

 

 

 

 

 

everything else 1

 

Every Little Piece of Me is an exploration of social media influence, fame, and women. four stars black

 

 

Regretting You is Colleen Hoover’s latest novel where she tackles difficult emotions and an impossible situation. Regretting You may be Hoover’s most difficult novel to read for more than one reason. The story tackles grief, love, and infidelity and the characters emotions and reactions.       four and a half stars black

 

 

I did not enjoy The Butterfly Girl as much as The Child Finder, I would certainly read another novel in the series as Naomi tackles another case.four stars black

 

 

White Sand is a well constructed world about a group of people who are able to manipulate sand to do as they wish, however it requires the manipulator’s own water to fuel the magic. This is where Sanderson shines when it comes to magic systems and world building.five stars black

 

 

 

I didn’t enjoy White Sand Vol 2 nearly as much as the first. I enjoy Kenton as a character, but the writing wasn’t as tight as the first, especially near the ending.four stars black

 

 

White Sand Vol 3 is the third and final instalment in the White Sand trilogy. I flipped back and forth between rating Volume 3 four or five stars. After writing this review, I settled on four star.four stars black

 

 

Serpent & Dove is just another YA fantasy with bland characters and a poorly defined magic system.three stars black

 

 

Broken is an excellent addition to the Will Trent series that dives into Sara’s past while delivering an engaging mystery with an ending I didn’t predict.four stars black

 

 

The Family Upstairs was a disappointing read that doesn’t pay off the time spent reading. two and a half stars

 

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of October?

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