Monthly Wrap-Up | October 2021

Hello Everyone!

Christmas is right around the corner and I can’t wait! It’s my favourite time of the year. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

October was a great reading month. I was able to read some spooky books, including my first ever Stephen King novel, and I finished reading the ARCs I was approved for from Orbit Publishing. I’m still eternally grateful for being auto-approved on Netgalley.

During the month of October I read 9.5 books.

So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 3511
Number of print books: 3
Number of e-books: 6.5
Favourite quote of the month: 

“…we often mistake love for fireworks – for drama and dysfunction. But real love is very quiet, very still. It’s boring, if seen from the perspective of high drama. Love is deep and calm – and constant.” – The Silent Patient

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Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres.

The Silent Patient is a wild ride. It’s full of twists and turns with a jaw dropping moment at the end that made me gasp out loud. It’s a thriller not to be missed!

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The Bone Shard Emperor expanded the world immensely, but there’s still a lot yet to be revealed and I can’t wait!

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The Fall of Babel is a fantastic conclusion to The Books of Babel series. This series is full of eccentric characters, mystery and intrigue, and adventure all while touching on more serious topics in ways that feel meaningful. Four Stars

The Legacy is a cute and laugh out loud follow up to Kennedy’s Off-Campus series. Each short story gives readers a glimpse of their favourite couples as they deal with life after university. Four Stars

The Ex Hex was slightly disappointing since everything about the novel was only surface level. The relationship relied heavily on implied chemistry and the magic and lore of the novel felt incomplete. Three Stars

Misery was a fantastic novel to begin my Stephen King journey. It’s more than a horror novel as it gives readers an intimate look at the writing process and the writer-reader relationship all through the lens of addiction. Four Stars

Sunreach is a fantastic novella that I couldn’t get enough of. It was great being back with the Skyward Flight crew because they were sorely missed in Starsight. Four Point Five Stars

Savage Fae dives deep into Elise’s relationship with the boys while developing the plot leaving readers with more questions and a need to learn more about the boys. Five Stars

Though Well Played features a slightly controversial storyline, Keeland and Ward keep it centred not he emotions of the characters thereby making the tension angst palpable. Four stars

Two More Days is a collection of short stories curated by Colleen Hoover. I made the mistake of reading the entirety of Hoover’s last anthology, this time I only read five the stories by authors I’m familiar with. I had a much more enjoyable time reading the anthology this way. Full review to come!

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

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