Wrap Up| October

Yesterday we showed you what books we added to our collections and today we want to show you what we read! Were we able to read as much as we wanted? Let’s take a look at our October Wrap Up.

Candyce

October was another good reading month for me! I read a total of 22 books bringing me at a total of 210 books!! I am still shocked by this. I’m sure next month will be slower, because I do want to read Kingdom of Ash. But first let’s take a look at what I read this month!

Not Until You – Corinne Michaels

When the main character has a rule that she doesn’t want any relationships or attachments, you know the story is going to take a different turn, haha. Not Until You is a fun romance with some predictable twist, but still very enjoyable. I really enjoy Corinne’s books!

The Purloined Prophecy – Morgan G. Farris

This is the sequel to The Promised One and it didn’t let me down! It’s over 600 pages, but it still wasn’t enough. This author left me wanting more again and I hope we don’t have to wait too long until the next book. I really recommend this series, because it’s so good and deserves so much more hype than it’s gotten so far!

I Hate You, I Love You – Elizabeth Haley

I am normally a big fan of enemies to lover romances, but this one didn’t quite do that justice in my eyes. In the end I did really like the characters and understood them more. I think the authors waited too long to give us some of the characters’ history. I enjoyed this story, but it wasn’t my favorite.

Hot For His Girl – Rachel Blaufeld

As a blogger, it’s always fun to read books where a character is a blogger as well. Single mom, Andi, has her own Mom blog, even though it’s more of a sarcastic one. She needs to make a living. What she doesn’t expect is a romance with a guy who blogs about grilling. I loved this story. It was sweet, funny and romantic.

The Forever Christmas Tree – Sandra Hill

My first holiday book of the season! I am a big fan of books that involve Christmas. Especially when it takes place in a small town where everybody knows everybody. Besides the romance in this book, I loved the message inside it as well. Family definitely isn’t always blood.

Duplicity – S.M. Shade

I haven’t read many rockstar romances, but this one was a lot of fun. The main character is a young woman who took over her father’s resort a lot sooner than expected. Dealing with an arrogant rockstar wasn’t how she wanted to start off. Except he turns out to be a lot different. The ending of this book left me hanging! I need the next one now!

The Maker’s Match – Kayla Tirrell

The Maker’s Match is the last installment in the Disastrous Dates series. We finally get to see how the matchmaker does with love. This was another cute and funny story and left me feeling all warm inside. I would love to read a lot more about these characters.

Hunting Prince Dracula – Kerri Maniscalco

I read Stalking Jack the Ripper last month and enjoyed it more than I expected. This time we are off to Romania where there are more murders. I love the setting of this story and the hints of Dracula’s story during this book. I actually enjoyed it more than the first one and I’m just about done with Escaping From Houdini as I’m writing this.

Scream All Night – Derek Milman

Scream All Night was a lot different than I expected it to be. I knew it was a contemporary, but I expected it to be more thrilling. I enjoyed the characters’ development and the quirky things that happened around them. I just think as someone who isn’t a fan of horror, I missed a lot in this book.

Reign of Ash, Crown of Embers & Queen of Light – Meg Anne

I love how the story developed during this series. Each time I had certain ideas of things that I needed more of, the next book gave me what I needed. Queen of Light ended really strong and I hope with the ending the way it was, we will eventually get more!

Hocus Pocus & the All New Sequel – A.W. Jantha

I love Hocus Pocus and when I heard about the new sequel, I needed it. The book looks amazing and I loved the titles of the chapters and the pictures. The new sequel was a perfect way to continue this classic story. A.W. Jantha did a great job! With an open ending, I really hope we get more!

Loving Skye – Kelsie Stelting

I read Becoming Skye last month and was really curious about how this character’s journey would continue. With a difficult life at home and really just wanting a way out, I thought the author wrote this very well. Skye is an interesting character to read about and I’m sad we’re not getting to read about her college life.

Pixie Cut – Julia Wolf

Pixie Cut is another book in the Sublime series. Every book makes me think I’m going to like it the most and then the author creates another amazing couple. Pixie Cut made me laugh, cry and feel warm and cozy at the end. I love this series as well, because all the main characters are friends and we get to see more about the characters from previous books. The author connected everything really well.

Twelve Nights of Christmas: A Holiday Anthology

Another holiday read in October, haha. I really liked this anthology, because part of the proceeds go to a good cause! Every day is a short story. Like every anthology I liked some more than authors, but all in all I really enjoyed it. Definitely a book to read during the holidays.

White Collar Blues – Mel Walker

White Collar Blues sounded like it was going to be a really good story, but it kind of disappointed me. In the end the characters did grow on me, but I was lacking a connection with them. This book is too focused the company talk and not enough on the characters.

Girl at the Grave – Teri Bailey Black

I enjoyed Girl at the Grave a lot more than I expected I would. Slowly I’m starting to really enjoy the thrillers and darker books! Books like this, trying to figure out who is behind everything is a lot of fun. The author did a really good job, because I wasn’t able to guess who the actual killer was.

Carols & Chaos – Cindy Anstey

Carols & Chaos was another holiday related read and I had fun reading it. It wasn’t as fun as I expected, because it went really slow at times. Also, I think I would’ve liked to have seen more of the characters. This was a fun book, but I think I may have had higher expectations.

Shadow & Ice – Gena Showalter

This is the first book in Gena’s newest paranormal romance series and my first one by her. Having only read a young adult book by this author, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was really interesting and I loved the characters. The worldbuilding took some getting used to and I have to warn you, this story is bloody. She isn’t afraid to describe what’s going on in detail! I am curious to see where she takes this series.

The Society – K.A. Linde

I read the first three books in this series during the summer, so I was very excited to start this one. Every book gets better and better, including this one! The Society is huge and the ending really leaves you hanging! I’m kind of sad I discovered this series this year, because now I have to wait a year for the last book, haha.

Hope to Fall – Kelsey Kingsley

This author writes romances that leave a smile on your face. Add some Irish accents and it gets really interesting. I am a big fan of the Kinney brothers, so I was excited to read more about them. Add Malachy to the mix and it gets pretty perfect.

Isabelle

I had a pretty decent reading month with 10 read books. With the Spook-a-thon going on I hoped to read a little more but I can’t complain. Kingdom of Ash was released and I had to take my time with that beast of almost a 1000 pages.

Empire of Storms & Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J Maas

EoS was a reread to get ready for the release of Kingdom of Ash. We already posted our buddyreview of that reread. I read this one for the second time and it was great to brush up on all the important details. It is insane how much you forget after a while and I can’t wait for my next reread.

Kingdom of Ash was exactly what I hoped it would be! It was the perfect ending to one of my favorite ¬†series ever and I couldn’t be happier. Although happy might be the wrong word haha, I cried so hard at certain times and it’s so bittersweet as it’s all finished now. I will definitely do a reread of all the books, it’s going to be even more great knowing the whole story now.

Night Film – Marisha Pessl

I started listening to this one quite a while ago but put it down about half way through. This one had been on my wishlist for so long and I had very high expectations. But half way through I was so bored and couldn’t remember all the details. This month I decided I had to finish the book and while it did pick up a little bit, the ending was very disappointing. Definitely not my book.

Dare You to Lie – Amber Lynn Natusch

This was described as a Veronica Mars meets Riverdale kinda story and those are some of my favorite things. However I didn’t expect it to be so amazing! I absolutely loved the book and flew through it. I can’t wait for the sequel and I really hope we get more than just two or three books.

Contagion – Erin Bowman

A friend of mine listened to this audiobook and said she really enjoyed it. So I decided to listen to it as well, and was not disappointed. This story is sci-fi thriller and that is a genre I really enjoy. There were some great plot twists I didn’t completely see coming and I CANNOT wait for the sequel! I believe it’s going to be a duology and I need need need that second one haha.

Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries #1-#5 РDanielle Garrett

I listened to the first one, Murder’s a Witch, at the start of the month and I was pleasantly surprised. This is a cosy mystery and I like to just listen to them and not have to think about anything. These books are pretty simple but have a very interesting world. I listened to all 5 books this month, I just couldn’t stop. And to be honest, I’m in withdrawal right now haha. This was exactly what I needed and fitted the month perfectly. I saw some more cosy mysteries on Storytel so I guess I’ll just have to try those!

 

Well that’s what we read this month! Did you have a good reading month? What books do we need to check out?

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