October Reading Wrap Up

October 2019 Reading Wrap UpOctober finally brought fall weather in my neighborhood and I was so ready for the colorful leaves and the chance to start cozying up in layers again. I’ve also started to find a new routine, which has helped me figure out pockets of time that work best for reading.

As far as the books I read this month, most were fairly middling. In my effort to read more backlist books that I got as deals for my nook, I did start several books that I didn’t finish. But I did read two new books that were above average, and one wound up being a new favorite!

Ready to see what I read and reviewed?

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Books I reviewed:

In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood kept me turning the pages quickly from page one right through to the end.
dotted line separatorThe Game, by Terry SchottThe Game is a young adult dystopian with a concept that strongly reminds me of The Matrix.
dotted line separatorFair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), by Eve RodskyFair Play gamifies the distribution of household work to achieve better balance.

dotted line separatorThe Family Upstairs, by Lisa JewellThe Family Upstairs is a dark tale of dysfunctional family drama that’s kind of like watching a train wreck; you don’t want to see the damage but you just can’t help but to keep watching.dotted line separatorThe Bookish Life of Nina Hill, by Abbi WaxmanThe Bookish Life of Nina Hill was absolutely delightful reading from page one right through to the end.

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Books I read but haven’t reviewed:

Come Away with Me, by Ruth Cardello

The writing style in Come Away with Me didn’t work for me, I put it down after a few chapters.dotted line separatorsaving graceI also didn’t finish Saving Grace due to the writing style not working for me.dotted line separatoragainst all oddsI put Against All Odds down a quarter of the way in when it got too repetitive for my taste.dotted line separatorCaught in the Act, by Lori FosterI was disappointed by Caught in the Act.

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Other posts this month:

Mini Reviews: His Dark Materials Trilogy

In this edition of Mini Reviews, I gave my quick opinions on the His Dark Materials trilogy. See the full post HERE.

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On the stack for next month:

November 2019 TBR

I’m splitting my November reading between a few new review copies and some books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while. I have actually already started Good Girls Lie and The Revenant, and so far they’re really working for me. Here’s for hoping rest of my November reads are just as good!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

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