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Monthly Wrap-Up: October

In October I read a total of 12 books. I also had a grand adventure at the Southern Festival of Books, and got way more books to add to my TBR than I bargained for.

Let’s get into it!

Books I Read:

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (3.5 Stars) ~ audio

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (REVIEW) (5 Stars) ~ print

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (5 Stars) ~ audio

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (5 Stars) ~ print

Edinburgh Twilight by Carole Lawrence (3 Stars) ~ audio

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman (4 Stars) ~ audio

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt (3 Stars) ~ print

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (REVIEW) (5 Stars) ~ audio

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox (REVIEW) (4.5 Stars) ~ e-book

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (2 Stars) ~ audio

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (review coming soon) (5 Stars) ~ audio

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (4 Stars) ~ print

I’ve decided to start adding what format I read each book in out to the side. If nothing else, it makes it easier on me when I look back to be able to determine how I consumed each book.

Also, I just want to make sure you are aware that I do write a mini-review for each book that I finish. Those are in my WWW Wednesday posts each week, but I also post them on Goodreads. If you aren’t already following me on Goodreads, you can go here to see what I’m up to over there πŸ™‚

Physical books: 4

E-books: 1

Audiobooks: 7


Things I Posted:

Reviews:

Children of Blood and Bone ~ The Belles ~ The Witch of Willow Hall

WWW Wednesdays:

October 3 ~ October 10 ~ October 17 ~ October 24 ~ October 31

Miscellaneous:

Monthly Wrap-Up: September ~ August & September Subscription Boxes: OwlCrate and The Book(ish) Box ~ The Southern Festival of Books 2018 ~ The Book Addiction Tag ~ You’re Not Good Enough Tag: Harry Potter Edition


Getting Personal:

October was a pretty busy month for me! The beginning of the month was pretty slow, but then the second weekend was the Southern Festival of Books! It was my first time going to the festival (or any book festival for that matter) and it was absolutely fantastic. You can read all about my experience here.

After that weekend, things picked up a bit more. In addition to all of the authors I saw at the Southern Festival of Books, I also got to see Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera talk about their new book, What If It’s Us. My husband and I got to go and see Josh Groban and Idina Menzel in concert! I have been a fan of Josh Groban since his first album, so this was a dream come true for me 😍 And, with a twist of fate, I got last minute tickets to see Hanson in concert as well! I am also a huge fan of them, so my pre-teen self had a pretty amazing weekend haha

To round off the month, we had our annual Halloween party! I was Hermione (circa Prisoner of Azkaban) and my husband was Hagrid. It is always fun to see what costumes everyone comes up with.

 


My November TBR Pile:

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Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

My Plain Jane by The Lady Janies

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

After the Rain by Jane Lorenzini

These are the books that are on my physical TBR shelf. I might get to all of them, or none of them. I’m trying to give myself a little more grace coming into the holiday season. I might read a lot less in the month of November…and that’s okay. πŸ™‚


How many books did you read last month? Have you read any of the books I read? What about the books on my TBR for November? Let me know down in the comments!Β 

Love and happy reading,

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Monthly Wrap-Up: September

This month I read a total of 11 books, but a lot of them were audio books. It always looks like I am constantly reading, but it is really because I drive a delivery van and I always have an audio book going haha

Let’s get to it!

Books I Read:

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Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West (4 Stars)

The Tomboy & The Rebel by Leeann M. Shane (3 Stars)

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (REVIEW) (3.5 Stars)

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (5 Stars)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (REVIEW) (4.5 Stars)

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (REVIEW) (5 Stars)

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (REVIEW) (4 Stars)

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (4.5 Stars)

Everless by Sara Holland (4 Stars)

The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Γ‰lysΓ©es by Rebecca Raisin (3 Stars)

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (5 Stars)

I read the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series in physical form, and everything else was either audio or e-book. I didn’t realize how many e-books I read this month until just now, so that was a surprise.

Physical Books: 3

E-books: 4

Audiobooks: 4


Things I Posted:

Reviews:

Dragonfly in Amber ~ Mini Reviews: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Series

WWW Wednesdays:

September 12 ~ September 19 ~ September 26

Miscellaneous:

Monthly Wrap-Up: August ~ Unique Blogger Award


Getting Personal:

September was the month for visitors at my house. My best friend, Tiara, came to visit from Colorado, and she stayed at my house for a week. It was fantastic, because I so rarely get to see her in person anymore. ❀️  My parents came to town this past weekend from Texas and stayed with me as well. I only get to see them about twice a year, so it was great getting to have them here as well.

Other than that, I went to a book signing for Jane Mount’s new book, Bibliophile, with my friend, Taylor. I had my monthly tea party, and my monthly book club meeting. I also got to go to a Deborah Harkness book signing for her new book, Time’s Convert, with my friend, Jessica.

Nathan and I also had to go get fingerprinted for our immigration paperwork for our adoption. We ended up getting our immigration paperwork back very quickly (and we were approved, yay!) so that is one more big step down in our adoption journey. πŸ˜„


My October TBR Pile:

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Children of Blood and Bone is my book club pick this month. I’m about 200 pages in, and I foresee finishing it in the next couple of days. I’m going to attempt to get Ash Princess, Bookish Boyfriends, and Escaping from Houdini read in the next couple of weeks because all three of those authors are going to be at the Southern Festival of Books this year, and I want to have their books finished before I see them. And The Witch of Willow Hall is a NetGalley ARC that I really should have already finished by now, as tomorrow it it’s publication date…


How many books did you read last month? Have you read any of the books I read? What about the books on my TBR for October? Let me know down in the comments!Β 

Love and happy reading,