October certainly has been one of my most productive month this year as far as reading goes. I’m making good use of my Libby app, and because I haven’t been buying an Audible books, I’m storing up some good credits on my account. Aside from that, I’ve started using my Kindle again and have been requesting books from Net Galley. I still have a long ways away from putting a dent on my TBR but I’ve resolved to read until I go blind…or die – whichever comes first. Lol.
I read 28 books, which is perhaps, the most books I’ve read in a single month this year or ever. I read a few romance novels during the last few days of the month due to the discovery of Audible’s Romance Package. I’m so stoked to find some awesome books in there! Needless to say, I’m freaking all over the place this month.
- Dangerous Minds, Knight & Moon, 2 by Janet Evanovich 2/5 stars
- Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson 5/5 Stars
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 3/5 Stars
- One Small Thing by Erin Watts 1/5 Stars
- Parasite by Mira Grant 4/5 Stars
- The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman 4/5 Stars
- The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman 5/5 Stars
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 3/5 Stars
- An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green 4/5 Stars
- Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell 4/5 Stars
- The Husband Hour by Jaime Brenner 4/5 Stars
- Better Not Pout by Annabeth Gilbert 4/5 Stars
- Rend by Roan Parrish 4/5 Stars
- Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones 5/5 Stars
- Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan 4/5 Stars
- Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie 5/5 Stars
- Fling Club by Tara Brown 1/5 Stars
- Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram 5/5 Stars
- What If It’s Us by Albertalli & Silvera 3/5 Stars
- Circe by Madeline Miller 4/5 Stars
- The Wild Heir by Karina Halle 3/5 Stars
- Youth in Revolt by CD Payne 4/5 Stars
- Spinning Out by Lexi Ryan 3/5 Stars
- Throb by Vi Keeland 4/5 Stars
- Pucked Love by Helena Hunting 4/5 Stars
- Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely 4/5 Stars
- Egomaniac by Vi Keeland 4/5 Stars
- Mister O by Vi Keeland 4/5 Stars
Picking a favourite read this month is tough. It’s a toss up between Joseph Anton, Once We Were Brothers, and my perennial favourite series by Darynda Jones. My most disappointing read was an Erin Watt contemporary offering (One Small Thing). This book just made me furious. The bullying antics of practically every single person sickened me. Ugh.
If I have to recommend a read this month besides my favourites, I say make sure you check out Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram and The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman. Fair warning, The Italian Teacher is not a romantic book so you should get that notion of your head right now. Still, it was an outstanding masterpiece that tells the story about a father’s influence – good or bad to his son from boyhood to adulthood.
This month, I also managed to binge watch a few shows on Netflix while accomplishing my great reading feat. I got through 4 seasons of X-Files before Netflix Canada pulled it (Netflix Canada sucks balls). Also four seasons of Buffy, a couple of World War II movies, and all nine seasons of The Office. I’ve been busy.
So let me know how your month went, lovely people. And I hope your Halloween night will be filled with treats not tricks.