October was a pretty good reading month for me, even though it felt like the pace slowed down once or twice, but I think that was all just because I was super busy and didn’t have time to read as much during at least one week.
I managed to finish sixteen books! Two of those were graphic novels/manga (one historical, one fantasy), two were novellas (both SFF), and eleven were novels (one romance, ten SFF, one horror). Not a bad month at all, I feel like I definitely made some progress with my TBR.
I also went to a book convention, Capclave, you can read about my recap here if you missed it.
Favorite Reads of the Month:
I honestly read a lot of great books in October, it’s hard to narrow down to just a few. Still, here are a couple of the highlights!
- The Girl with No Face by M.H. Boroson – It feels like forever that I waited for this sequel to come out, but you know what? Totally worth it. It’s a fantastic read. If you haven’t read this series yet, highly recommend picking up The Girl with Ghost Eyes. Seriously. Do it. 😀
- Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh – I loved this novella SO MUCH. It’s just my sort of thing. The prose was beautiful, I loved the POV character she chose to write from, loved pretty much everything about it.
- Wolfsong by TJ Klune – Never thought I’d love werewolves so much, this one has convinced me. Great paranormal shifter romance.
October’s Book Reviews:
Going to try a little bit of a new format this month, more streamlined, see how it works! Let me know what you think, or if you like the previous way with the individual book covers better. Is this more streamlined format better?
Not a bad month for reviews, thanks to mini-reviews I managed to get somewhat caught up!
- Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto – 3/5 stars
- Grave Importance by Vivian Shaw – 5/5 stars
- Master of the World by Edward Willett – 4/5 stars
- Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh – 5/5 stars
- Clock’s Watch II: Daughters of the Black Moon by Michael Reyes – 4/5 stars
- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – 4/5 stars
- The Girl with No Face by M.H. Boroson – 5/5 stars
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – 5/5 stars
I also did a post of mini-reviews featuring the following books:
- Wolfsong by TJ Klune – 5/5 stars
- Bobbles and Broomsticks by Nancy Warren – 4.5/5 stars
- Slayer by Kiersten White – 3.5/5 stars
- Wicked Fox by Kat Cho – 3.5/5 stars
- Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly – 4/5 stars
I didn’t have a ton of other posts this past month other than my regular Friday Favorite Five posts, Waiting on Wednesday posts, and Sunday Post’s.
- Autumn TBR – September Update
- The Autumn Tag
- Dragons of Autumn Twilight Read-Along Hosted by Jason from Off the TBR
Plans for November:
I still have some bookish events to go to yet. The first weekend of the month is the Baltimore Book Festival. It looks to be a fantastic time. I’m sure I will run into some friendly faces there and good times will be had for all.
The following weekend I have my book club meeting where we’ll be discussing ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. I think it will be a fun discussion based off our group chat and what we’ve talked about so far (mainly how he keeps mentioning how short Susan’s skirt is and also the ever frequent presence of boobs–oh King, I do love thee haha).
My plans for reading are to finish up as much of my Autumn TBR as I can. I’ll have an update about my progress with that this weekend. That’s about it, just reading and catching up on blogging, as per usual. 🙂
What are your plans for next month? Everyone have a fantastic November!
12 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: October 2019”
Have fun at the book festival! This looks like it was a pretty good month of reading for you!
Thanks! Yeah, it was pretty good. 🙂
The book fest in Nov. sounds fun! Looks like you had a great October too. Looking forward to Wolfsong myself. ♥️
Thank you! Yeah, Book Fest is usually always a good time. October did turn out pretty well! Hope you enjoy Wolfsong.
16 books is amazing, I’m so jealous! And have fun at the book festival, I’m excited to read a recap😁
Thanks Tammy! To be fair some of them were pretty short, it was still a great reading month though! 🙂
Thanks, book fest is sure to be a good time.
16 books – my measly 7 books pales into insignificance but on the plus side I’m not quite as far behind with reviews as I could have been. Need to do some mini reviews.
7 isn’t bad at all, that’s a great month! Also a lot of mine were on the shorter side or quick reads, if it weren’t for that it’d probably be closer to 8 or 9 lol.
Sounds like you had a lot of fun at the book festival! And my plans are to catch up on my Autumn TBR as well (and tbh, my Summer and Spring TBR too) which is what my Novembers and Decembers are traditionally used for. This month being Sci-fi Month I’ll be stacking my sci-fi titles first 🙂
The con was amazing. Looking forward to the festival this weekend, hopefully am feeling well enough to go (been a little under the weather the last couple of days).
Yeah, my Summer TBR bled over into my Autumn TBR and I’m still behind on those Summer reads cuz I keep putting them off for some reason. December is definitely going to be catch up for me! Good luck with Sci-fi Month, it looks fun!
16 books in a month?! That is truly impressive. Even without the Graphic Novels and Manga. And a book club read of Salem’s Lot sounds fun. Hopefully November will be just as great for you.
Thanks! Even with all that sometimes it feels like I’m not actually reading that much lol. But it is a lot when I think about it. 🙂 Thank you!