Friday, November 2, 2018

Month in Review: October 2018

It's crazy that November is already here, but October actually felt like a semi-average length. The last half went quickly, but the beginning seemed to go at a--dare I say--normal speed? Regardless,  it was a much more productive month than I anticipated. I've still been floundering in a really weird reading slump where I'm managing to read books, but I just have no idea what I ever want to read, I just pick up what's next. I've been jumping around so many genres lately that I think my mind is just unsure what it wants next. But I have a lot of books I want to get too like Killing Commendatore, Kingdom of Ash, Muse of Nightmares, etc., so hopefully I can jump on those this month. We'll see what November brings! How was your October!?

I also finally took the deep dive and decided to try out this whole 'Instagram' thing. I've been putting it off because 1) I don't take a lot of pictures, especially cool artsy photos, and 2) my old phone was an iPhone 4S that I hadn't updated in ages so I couldn't get that app (I know, don't judge me). But I finally upgraded to an iPhone SE (again, don't judge me) and I have it now, so let's give a shot, why don't we? My handle is @foreverlostinlit, so feel free to check it out! Just keep in mind that you aren't going to be getting the same super high quality #bookstagram photos that other bloggers have. My talents are lacking. I've accepted it.

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Books read: 12

Spinning Silk
The Narrows
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker 
Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine 
Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann 
The Thorn Queen by Elise Holland 
In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt 
West by Edith Pattou 
Spinning Silk by T. Cook 
Lucifer's Star by C.T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus 
The Narrows by Travis M. Riddle 

(this month)
A Ladder to the SkyThe Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost WorldThe Child ThiefThe Haunting of Hill HouseWell of Witches (The Thickety, #3)Tales of Kingshold (Wildfire Cycle #1.5)The Last Time I Lied

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne ★ (review to come!)
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of the Lost World by Stephen Brusatte 
The Child Thief by Brom 
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 
Well of Witches by J.A. White 
Tales of Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft (review to come!) 
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager  

DNF'd books:
Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson: This was not at all what I expected it to be and was unfortunately very disappointed. I could not get into it at all, the characters were flat, and I just had to decide it wasn't worth it to keep reading.

The Friday Face-Off:
A Horror Cover

Have you read any of these? What books did you read this month? I hope you all had a great month-- comment below and let me know!

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  1. Ha, don't feel so bad, I only just got a smartphone a couple months ago! So you're ahead of me! Instagram is fun, I love taking pictures, of books and everything else, even if they aren't as good as some of the big bookstagram accounts!

    1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not alone! I am so bad at keeping up with new technology, I like to keep things simple. ANd it has been fun! I'm most enjoying looking at everyone else's posts. ;)

  2. What a month!! I can't wait to see what you thought of The Last Time I Lied!

    1. It really was! I loved it, I hope to have a review up sometime before the end of the year.

  3. Too bad about Red Moon, I was tempted to request it but I just have too much to read right now.

    1. It was a huge disappointment. I'm tempted to give it another shot one day, but then I remember what a drudge it was an I think... maybe not. I'd definitely prioritize other books.

  4. Glad to see you liked THE LAST TIME I LIED!! I read FINAL GIRLS too, but ended up liking TLTIL way better. I can't wait to see what his next book is like!

    1. I've been meaning to check out Final Girls also, though I've heard similar that it doesn't quite live up to TLTIL. I'm excited to see also!