Okay I’m sure no one really notices but I haven’t really posted this month or been reading or commenting on your awesome posts 😦 I just got into a slump and haven’t even reviewed the last 7 books I’ve read because of it. Anyhow I did read this month but I didn’t really stick to me spoopy themed TBR at all because my brain couldn’t handle it.
What I read:
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
3/5 stars, forgettable but fun. I liked the characters even if I did guess everything about the plot right away.
Junniper Lemon’s happiness index by Julie Israel
3/5 stars but better than Alex, Approximately this reminded me of a slightly less good Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowely. If you loved this book you’re going to love Words in Deep Blue.
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
4/5 Stars, characters were a little bland I would have loved some sass but it was just a bit off.
I really enjoyed the plot and the time travel.
The Flywheel by Erin Gough
Aussie ya yay! I really enjoyed this and liked the setting, Delilah is a bit of a dill trying and nearly failing at running her dads businesses but still whats a story without some life ruining?
The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey
whoop Zombie book that I’ve needed to read for so long! I listened to the audio and adored it. I am super pumped to watch the movie
Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna
Eh, I listened to the audio and returned it coz it was just meh some of the poems are okay but it mostly read like tumblr posts.
Borderline by Misshell Baker
YES! Squabbling Dragons book of the month, gimme more.
I adored Millie and the mix of myth and real world crime.
Liar by Justine Larbalesteir
eh I would have dnf’d this if I wasn’t listening and reading. I was spoiled by a reviewer who doesn’t know how to tag their shit on goodreads ITS NOT HARD. But yeh it made the story very unthrilling and I didn’t love the ending.
Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell
4.5/5 Stars I so so enjoyed this! I actually read it in a day and couldn’t put it down. It’s not the fastest paced book but the world and magic system is fantastic and I loved the family and friend relationships.
Also squirrel cat.
So I managed to read 2 spooky books, and I also started Strange Weather by Joe Hill and Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King.
I haven’t finished these but I do plan on hopefully maybe finishing them soon, I keep putting them down when they get to heavy and then picking them back up after I’ve read some fluff.
Something that happened this month was I decided I’d use my library more, I have no contemporary reads on my shelf and I read them so fast it hurts to see a $15-20 book be read with in 3 hours and then for me to not love the story. SO library it is! I currently have these on hold:
Liar by Justine Larbalesteir- I own the physical of this but alternated between the library audio.
On the Jelicoe road by Melina Marchetta – My current audio! The narrator is aussie and I love that so much, more aussie voices in my books please.
Untidy towns by Kate O’Donell – I’m currently reading the ebook and it’s not as great as I was expecting, glad it’s a library copy!
The Knife of never letting go by Patrick Ness – This has been on my TBR forever and it’s another case of grabbing the audio from the library so I can convince myself to finally start the damn thing
Reckoning by Magda Szubanski – I love biographies on audio and Magda is such a house hold name in australia I’ve heard great things about her story and I’m excited to read it for myself
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren – I’ve heard so many good things about this book and man the cover is stunning! If I love this one I’ll definitely be getting a copy for my shelf
Now as I am me I did haul some books this month!
So that was October, how was your October? I’m still not feeling 100% into blogging and reviewing but hopefully I’ll get back into it. It’s November and I am doing nanowrimo but mixing it up and writing/editing/hopefully blogging.
To everyone doing NaNo goodluck! I hope you hit all your word counts and reward yourself with too much chocolate