Hello, bookish friends! ✨
Another month of 2019 down, another wrap up! I have to say October was a pretty great reading month for me since I was able to knock 14 books out of the park. I’m a little impressed with myself since I don’t think I’ve ever read that many books in a month before. It was a month filled with lots of creepy/paranormal reads to give me all the Halloween feels and I was living for it.
Let’s dive in!
What I read in October
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones – ★★★★
Heart of the Moors by Holly Black – ★★★
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware – ★★★★
All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell – ★★★★
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh – ★★★.5
Drop Dead Gorgeous by R.L. Stine – ★★★
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab – ★★★
Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco – ★
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman – ★★
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★★
Scare City by Paul Jenkins, Fred Pham Chuong, Veronica R. Lopez – no rating
Reveal Me by Tahereh Mafi – ★★
The Institute by Stephen King – ★★★
The Babysitter’s Coven by Kate Williams -★★.5
Reviews for October Reads
Blogtober: Review | The Institute
Blogtober: Review | The Beautiful
Blogtober: Review | Tunnel of Bones
Blogtober: Review | Capturing the Devil
Blogtober: ARC Review | All the Things We Do in the Dark
Check back for more soon!
Don’t feel like reading a review?
Here’s my thoughts on each book in one sentence!
- The Bone Houses – Zombies that will make you cry happy tears.
- Heart of the Moors – Holly Black + faeries + Maleficent = autobuy.
- The Turn of the Key – A whodunnit that surprisingly blew me away.
- All the Things We Do in the Dark – So powerful I’m probably still crying.
- The Beautiful – Vampires with a side of…not vampires?
- Drop Dead Gorgeous – WIG SNATCHED.
- Tunnel of Bones – Second book syndrome at it’s finest.
- Capturing the Devil – Hallelujah! It’s over.
- Practical Magic – A plotless book with magic and messages.
- Ninth House – Can’t wait to see y’all in hell 🙌🏻
- Scare City – The closest I’ll ever get to reliving watching Halloweentown for the first time.
- Reveal Me – More like Release Me from this mess, please.
- The Institute – Stephen King but make it not horror.
- The Babysitter’s Coven – 90’s nostalgia written for anyone but 90’s babies.
Favorite Read of the Month
I love Galaxy and Darlington.
Together or separate, I don’t care I just love them a lot.
Least Favorite Read of the Month
There is one word I have for this one and that is… YIKES.
We officially have two months left to crush those Goodreads goals. I have fourteen books left to go! How many books are you aiming to finish before the year ends?
Until next time,