Yesterday we talked about the new books we added to our shelves last month, so now it’s time to talk about the books we read. How did we do? Did we find any new favorite reads? Keep on reading to find out in our October wrap up!
In October I had an amazing reading month! I was able to read 17 books (7 paperbacks, 5 audiobooks, 3 ARCs, and 2 e-books). My average rating was 4.3 stars, so I’d say I read some amazing books. Let’s take a look!
Yes & I Love You – Roni Loren
Yes & I Love You was a book I’ve been wanting to read since the beginning of the year and I’m actually upset it took me so long to read it. Hollyn & Jasper were amazing main characters. Their story was so much fun and also hit me in all the feels. I hope to read the next book in the series soon.
You & I Rewritten – Chip Pons
I picked up You & I Rewritten after seeing it on Twitter and bookstagram around its release. This was such an amazing books. I loved the love story, but also the main character’s journey. I cried the last 40-50 pages. I hope this author writes more in the future.
Hook, Line, and Sinker – Tessa Bailey
After loving It Happened One Summer I was really excited to read Hannah’s story. There were a lot of funny moments, but it also touched some serious things. I loved that Hannah stuck around to prove to Fox he was worthy of love and a relationship.
Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic was a book I’ve had on my shelf since it released in 2020, so it was time to read it. I read this one with Ellie from Read to Ramble. We both loved the atmosphere and the setting of the book. The ending was a bit rushed though.
Love in the Time of Serial Killers – Alicia Thompson
A book where the main character thinks her neighbor is a serial killer sounded like a great read. Love in the Time of Serial Killers was fun, but I would’ve liked to have more of the her thinking he was a serial killer aspect. That honestly didn’t play much of a part of the story. All in all, it was still a fun romance and I enjoyed this book.
What Lies Beyond the Veil – Harper L. Woods
What Lies Beyond the Veil is a book I kept hearing amazing things about on bookstagram. Fae, magic, and romance. Those are all things I enjoy in a good fantasy romance. Even though I had a feeling things were going to blow up near the end there were a few things I wasn’t expecting. I’m excited about starting the sequel.
It Starts with Us – Colleen Hoover
When I sat down to read It Starts with Us I flew through it. I was so excited we got more Atlas and Lily. There were a few things that bugged me and not much happened, but all in all it was an interesting one. I’m glad I read this one.
Lynn Painter has done it again! The Do-Over is a Groundhog day story where our main character must relive an awful Valentine’s Day over and over again. I couldn’t put this one down and once again it hit me in all the feels. I really hope Lynn keeps giving us amazing contemporary romances.
Dark Room Etiquette – Robin Roe
Dark Room Etiquette was such a dark, intense, and emotional read. This author tackled kidnapping and trauma and gave us a story. One thing I really loved was that not everything was perfect once our main character is found. There’s still trauma to deal with. Not many books do this, so it was a nice change.
My first holiday romance of the year!! Look at this cute cover. Once I saw it I knew I needed this book in my life. A Merry Little Meet Cute was definitely more sexy than I was expecting, but it was so good. My Hallmark loving heart was very happy.
A Flicker in the Dark – Stacy Willingham
I had to read at least one darker/spooky book in October and that one was A Flicker in the Dark. I’m not going to say too much, because books like these are just ones you need to read yourself. The audiobook was amazing. I predicted a few of the twists, but some I didn’t. I’ll definitely be reading Stacy Willingham’s next release.
Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster – Andrea Mosqueda
As a reader that loves contemporary books I was definitely curious about Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster. It was a fun read, but it just wasn’t wow for me.
Indigo Ridge – Devney Perry
Devney Perry is an author I’ve loved before and Indigo Ridge was one I’ve been wanting to read for awhile. I read this one for a bookclub this month and I’m glad I finally did. This was the perfect mix of suspense and romance. I’ll definitely be reading the rest of this series. I highly recommend the audiobook for this one.
I’m Glad My Mom Died – Jennette McCurdy
I’m normally not a fan of non-fiction, but I was really curious about Jennette’s memoir. While listening to this audiobook I had to remind myself this was a true story. So many things seemed just too awful to be real. I can’t imagine growing up the way she had to.
What the Hex – Alexis Daria
What the Hex is a fun novella that was perfect to listen to on Halloween. Our main character comes home for her sister’s wedding to find out that her sister’s fiance is possessed by a demon. This was a cute story with some added romance.
Scream for Us – Molly Doyle
Scream for Us is a novella and more spice than plot, but it was an interesting one. The full length novel for this just released and I have to say I’m curious. I finished this one in an hour.
The Pool Boy – Nikki Sloane
Age gap romances aren’t something I’ve really gotten into, but after hearing such great things about The Pool Boy I had to give it a try. These main characters were a lot of fun and wow this was spicy! I hope to read more of this series soon.
October was an incredibly busy month again and unfortunately I only finished 3 books this month. Luckily they were pretty good so I’m not too disappointed but hopefully I can manage a couple more books in November ;).
I love Karin Slaughter but somehow I hadn’t read any of her books for years now. After seeing this audiobook on sale at Audible I got back into it and flew through it. I’m actually currently listening to another Karin Slaughter book as well, hopefully I’m up to date with her work soon.
Another Audible audiobook. This one had been on my wishlist for awhile and I wasn’t disappointed. It wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read but it was entertaining and I had a good time. I was also reminded once again I need to read more (adult) mystery novels.
The Golden Enclaves – Naomi Novik
Possibly my most anticipated release of the year! I know I’ve said it before but this time is the most true haha. The Scholomance series is one of my current favorites (also the fourth series I finished this year) and while it wasn’t the ending I expected, it was one I enjoyed a lot! And I plan on sharing my review the coming days.
So that’s our October wrap up! Have you read any of the books we did in October? Or did you discover any new favorites last month? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.