Okay, so my October wrap up is a little late as internet was down for over a week!!! And then, of course, i used up almost my entire monthly data allowance on my phone in one day so i had to go without internet for bit. But that’s okay. More time for reading:-)
I got through 30 books this month! That is huge. But i must admit that a handful of those were novella collections so maybe those don’t fully count. Anyway, here is the list of books i read and loved this month.
Finding Gray By KL Kreig – 4 stars – this is the prequel to the Colloway Brothers series. A great intro to the series that had me wanting to get started on book 1.
The Reckoning by Edith Wharton – 3 stars – It was okay but so far i have been rather disappointed with the Penguin Little Black Classics.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri – 4 stars – I adore this cover edition. It is so pretty. I am surprised i never got to read this one as a child. A lovely story.
Come Close by Sappho – 2 stars – another disappointing little black classic.
The Fire Within by Marie Harte – 4 Stars – book 1 in the Storm Lords series. An interesting take on paranormal romance.
The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman – 5 Stars – absolute brilliance. Tender and compelling and thoroughly beautiful.
Mushroom Gully by Fran Morris – 3 stars – a cute kids book
A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Kenko Yoshida – 3 stars -it was okay but i think i am giving up on the PLBC
Antigone by Sophocles – 3 stars – i found it a little dry and dull.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – 5 stars – a great YA romance with some memorable one-liners.
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige – 4 stars – enchanting enough, but i felt the lead character was weak.
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple – 4 stars – Witty and engaging. An enjoyable read.
Below the Surface by Marie Harte – 4 stars – book 2 in the Storm Lords series. Loving this paranormal romance series so far.
Fairy Balloons by Nalini Singh – 5 stars – a short story to complement the Psy Changeling series. I cannot get enough of this series. Adore every part of it.
All Murder is Local by Geoffrey Hild – 4 stars – an interesting crime solving drama.
Gale Season by Marie Harte – 4 stars – Book 3 in the Storm Lords series. By far my favourite Storm Lord yet.
Aftershocks by Marie Harte – 4 stars – the final book in the Storm Lords series. A fitting end to a good paranormal romance series.
Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders – 3 stars – a fun and light celebrity biography.
Beautiful Pleasures books 1-4 by Lucia Jordan 4 stars – another great shortie collection. But, as always, i feel as though there could be so much more to these stories. They coul easily be turned into a full novel.
Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L King – 5 stars – a must read for l middle grade children and parents. This book should be added to the required reading list for all schools.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown – 5 stars – It’s like Enders Game, the Hunger Games, and Lord of the Flies got put in a blender.
Forbidden Love books 1-4 by Lucia Jordan – 4 stars – The perfect snack sized bite between books.
Everything Everything by Nicola Yon – 5 stars – In my top ten reads for 2016- I adored every adorable word of it.
In Bloom by Matthew Crow – 3 stars – It was okay but i was expecting more after all the hype.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – 4 stars – I love Baz. But i kept waiting for Lucy to make an appearance, or for Simon to figure out his heritage.
Forsaking Gray by KL Kreig- 5 stars – book 1 in the Colloway Brothers series. Utterly compelling.
The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson – 3 stars – it was a really well constructed novel, but i failed to connect with the lead character.
Finding Passion books 1-4 by Lucia Jordan – 4 stars – as usual it is a great bite sized read from Lucia. I just really wish she would flesh them out into a full sized novel.
Colors of Immortality by JM Muller – 3 stars– Interesting and a little different, but i struggled to become invested.
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry – 3 stars – It was very well constructed but i did not enjoy the narrative style. I’ve never been a fan of books that feel heavily accented with a southern drawl or slang and colloquialisms from the time.
Risking Attraction books 1-4 by Lucia Jordan – 3 stars – It was enjoyable, but not her best series.
Did you read any fabulous books in October that everyone should check out? Do you have any of these on your TBR pile? My November list is long, but i have already read 2 so i am making progress already. Up next for me is a biography called The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines.