October was such a wonderful reading month!
I created a bingo board for October with the aim of reading as many books as possible. I ended up reading 14 books this month (excluding two that I didn’t add to the board.)
Simple statistics of my month in books:
Books Read: 14
Pages Read: 4,552
Favorite Read of the Month: Queen of Shadows
Least Favorite Read of the Month: Strange Grace
Number of 5 Star Reads: 6
Number of 4 Star Reads: 4
Number of 3 Star Reads: 4
Number of 2 Star Reads: 0
Number of 1 Star Reads: 0
- The Lost Sisters by Holly Black ★★★★☆ 📄
My first read of October! I’ve read both The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King this year and this trilogy has officially become my favorite. The Lost Sisters gave us a little peek at Taryn’s view of everything that happened in TCP.
- The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black ★★★★☆ 📄
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown has got to be the weirdest story book I’ve ever read. I enjoyed it quite a lot but it was still really strange.
- Vengeful by V.E. Schwab ★★★★★ 📄
One of my favorite reads! I read Vicious the previous month and adored it. I got attached to Victor and Eli all over again in this one. I didn’t love the new characters as much as the original one.
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ★★★★★ 📚
Daughter of Smoke and Bone was so much fun! I read Strange the Dreamer earlier this year and it became one of my absolute favorite reads. I had to give Laini Taylor’s other books a try too.
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★ 📚
I keep rating every book in this series 5 stars but this one has got to be my favorite. I loved everything about this book.
- The Steel Prince #1 by V.E. Schwab ★★★☆☆ 📄
The Steel Prince was a pretty fun read. Looking forward to the ones to come.
- Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★★ 📚
Okay, I’ve seen many readers not like this one but I cant help it. I think I’m biased for this series and nothing is going to change that. I actually enjoyed Empire of Storms despite the fact that it was a bit strange.
- Black Butler volume #27 by Yana Toboso ★★★★★ 📄
Finally caught up with this manga. It just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
- Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton ★★★☆☆ 📄📖
I was sent an ARC of this book to review. I truthfully didnt enjoy this one so much. It was too slow for my liking and I was often confused. I did enjoy the last 100 pages or so though.
- The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★☆ 📄📖
Another ARC that I was sent. I really enjoyed The Darkest Star! Really interesting plot going on here. Can’t wait for the next book!
- The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin ★★★★☆ 📄
The Mara Dyer trilogy is one of my favorites. I got so excited when I found out that Noah was going to be getting his own too. Despite there not being much going on it was still a pretty quick read and I enjoyed it overall.
- Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi ★★★★★ 📄
It took me so long to get to the short novellas of the Shatter Me series. I loved Warner’s point of view so so much!
- Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi ★★★☆☆ 📄
Truthfully I never really cared about Adam. It was still nice reading this though. Getting a glimpse at how Adam thought and felt throughout the Shatter Me events.
- The Reckoning of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin ★★★.5 📄📖
Now Michelle Hodkin is for sure one of my favorite authors ever. I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC of this by Simon and Schuster. I was really really excited to be able to read this. I finished it last night and although I read it in two days it wasnt my favorite. It was clear that so much was going on, and so much is still going to happen. I was just a tad bit confused sometimes. Still pretty excited for the last one!