October Wrap Up

This month flew by again. We both want to show everyone what we read this month. Did we have a better reading month than in September? Continue reading to find out!

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I had a great reading month! Especially when comparing it to last month haha. I read 2 graphic novels, 3 physical books, and 5 ebooks, which makes a nice total of 10 books. I’m really happy with that, AND I’m one book ahead of my Goodreads challenge after being a couple behind for a while. Hopefully I can keep this up the next two months and I’ll actually surpass my challenge. Maybe I’ll even get to that dreamgoal of 100 books, now that might be something! Lets take a quick look at the books I read this month.

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Monstress vol 1 & vol 2 – Marjorie M Liu

I read Monstress volume 1 somewhere in the beginning of October and after finishing it I had to order volume 2 right away! I really enjoyed these graphic novels a lot. The art work was great and the story is super engaging. It’s quite a dark story and that’s something you have to enjoy, which I absolutely did! I cannot wait for volume 3 to come out.

Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco

The first book I finished this month was Stalking Jack the Ripper, I was so close to finishing it in September but it ended up being October which is a fitting month for this book. I already wrote a review, you can find it here. I enjoyed the book but unfortenately wasn’t surprised by the plottwist.

Snow Like Ashes – Sara Raasch

This book has been on my TBR and wishlist for what feels like forever. A friend of mine sold her copies of this trilogy so I finally got my hands on them and started this first book quickly after. I flew through it and enjoyed it so much. I’m hoping to have a review up soon. I can’t wait to read book two and three. I really enjoyed the world this story takes place in and liked the main character a lot. I’m excited to see where this is all going!

The Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich

I won this book last year at Melissasbookworld and planned on reading it for this years Halloween. I ended up finishing it right on Halloween and quickly had to type my part of the buddyreview you can find here haha. I must say that, that review was the main reason I forced myself to keep reading this book since I didn’t enjoy it that much. I couldn’t bring myself to care about the characters or the events in the book unfortenately. I did really like the way the story was told through diary entries, police tapes, video tapes and therapist sessions.

Emergence & Descent (The Infernal Guard #1 & #2) – S.G.D. Singh

Candyce and I both received these ebooks for free in exchange for an honest review. I was very pleasantely surprised by book 1 and luckily got book 2 right away so I could continue the story. I’m currently reading the third and last book, I’m a little over 1/3rd of the book now and I’m both really excited and already kind of sad that it will end soon. Candyce and I wrote a buddyreview for both book 1, and book 2. We’ve become major fangirls for this series haha!

Fathom – Merrie Destefano

This is another ebook Candyce and I both received in exchange for an honest review. We wrote a buddyreview for this book, which you can read here. I really enjoyed this book, especially the Irish myths part. There were some aspects I preferred to have been different but overall this was an entertaining read.

If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Because we were meeting Jennifer in October I just had to read a book by her, my first Jennifer L. Armentrout book I must shamefully admit. I loved this book so much! It’s an amazing read with a ton of feelings. Candyce put a link in her wrap up to her review of this book and I totally agree with all she says.

There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

This was one of my most anticipated releases for this year but unfortenately it couldn’t live up to my high expectations. I already put up a review for this creepy novel, which you can find here. I thought the main character was super annoying but really enjoyed the gruesome manner of the killings and how creeped out I was because of it!


I am very surprised at how good my reading month was in October. I read a total of 16 books! To be honest I can’t remember a month with a total like this. I hope to keep it up the last two months of the year. At the moment I am a bit ahead with my Goodreads Challenge. Let’s see if I can keep it that way. This month I only read two physical books and the rest were all e-books.


The Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich

With Halloween this month I needed a couple of spooky reads. This was one of them. While it wasn’t the best book I read it was perfect for Halloween.

If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L Armentrout

This is one of my favorite reads of the month. It is AMAZING! I already reviewed it this month. If you want to see my review click here.


River Valley Lost & Found – Kayla Tirrell

Another three books that I loved this month. If you have already been reading the blog this past month you will know that I really enjoyed these. If you’re new to our blog you can find the review to the first two books here and a review for the third one here. The author was also sweet enough to let us host a giveaway which is still open for a couple of days. Check that out here.


There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

This is another book that fit this time of year perfectly. I read this book in one day and loved the concept, but it’s clear that Stephanie Perkins normally doesn’t write thrillers. I thought the book focused too much on the romance between two of the characters and unfortunately with a few chapters you already knew beforehand that someone was going to die. A few changes would’ve made it a lot better.

Emergence – S.G.D. Singh

This is the first book in The Infernal Guard Trilogy and it needs way more attention than it gets now. While some parts of the story are seen often in other fantasy books the world this book is set in is amazing. Click here to read our buddy review.

Descent – S.G.D. Singh

After reading the first book in this trilogy I just had to know how everything continued, so this one was next on the schedule. I didn’t expect it, but this one was even better than the first one. Our buddy review came online this week and can be found here.


Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

This book really interested me when I read about it when it was released. There are a lot of diverse books these days and while I think that’s amazing, sometimes it feels a bit forced. Autoboyography took me by surprise and was so much more than expected. You can read my review here.

Meet Me Under the Stars – K.D. Proctor

As you all have read I am a fan of romances and love it when stories have a happily ever after (I know, life doesn’t always work this way). This story has characters that work through the issues in a sometimes funny way and find their way back to the other. To read my full review, click here.

Fathom – Merrie Destefano

Look at this gorgeous cover! After reading the description this book sounded really good. I loved the concept of the story, but missed a few things. To read our buddy review, click here.


Fighting the Dark – Kassidy Carter

While this book sounded really promising, it kind of disappointed me. I almost stopped reading after a few chapters, because some of the violence described went a bit too far for me. Luckily things changed quickly and ended in a different way than expected. I still have question marks whether how this ended would ever really happen, but anything can happen in books I guess.

Finding the Light – Kassidy Carter

When I read that this book would be about my favorite character from Fighting the Dark I wanted to read his story. I really hoped after everything he went through he would get a happy ending. This book started out promising, but unfortunately took a turn I hoped it wouldn’t take. I guess these books just weren’t my cup of tea.

Fire and Bone – Rachel A. Marks

This book is described as Percy Jackson meets Gossip Girl. When I read that I was sold. This book was everything I expected and more. Unfortuantely it won’t be released until February of next year. If you want to find out why you should put this on your wishlist, you can read my review here.


Birthquake – B.L. Berry

This book was hilarious! It had me laughing from the start. It’s the perfect combination of comedy, romance and serious subjects. You can find my review here.

Of Magic and Mayhem – Melody Personette

I was given the chance to read this book. It’s a book filled with short stories. They are perfect for Halloween, vampires, faeries and ghosts are a few of the creatures you read about. The stories weren’t bad, but they felt too short. All of them are basically perfect ideas for books, but not for short stories.

So that’s what we read this month. Did you read any of the books we read this month? Or did you read any books you think we need to read as well? Let us know! We always like to hear about new books.

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0 thoughts on “October Wrap Up

  1. Great reading month ladies keep up the good work on your challenges. If you saw my wrap up you would see I surpassed my goal and I can tell you it’s so exciting!!! So keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    1. Isn’t that the best feeling! I actually upped mine at bit compared to last year so reaching the goal would be great! Slowly working towards that dream goal of 100 books haha

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