Friday, November 1, 2019

Month in Review: October 2019

It really feels as though October has come and gone with me hardly noticing it and that bums me out a little, but it was still an (overall) pretty good month. It was another weird reading month, but I enjoyed trying to pick out more thrillers and spooky types of books. I finally got to finish the Thickety series with The Last Spell and it was absolutely perfect! I was also really excited to have a chance to read Travis M. Riddle's new upcoming book Spit and Song (which I highly recommend, by the way!). 

In personal news... I am also officially an aunt! My sister had a lovely little girl on the 27th and everyone is happy and healthy! Other than that, nothing too exciting has been happening in my life. School and work continue to attempt to suck out every last piece of my sanity, but I'm doing my best to stay sane and not overwhelmed with stress (though frankly, I'm not sure it's working). Has anyone else been exceptionally stressed this fall or is it just me?

 And for reading related news...How was your reading month? Did you read any great books? Have you read any of the books I read? Let me know!

# books read: 13

Night FilmThe Missing YearsThe DeepNinth House (Alex Stern, #1)
Night Film by Marisha Pessl 
Source: Owned  | Format: Hardcover

The Missing Years by Lexie Elliot 
Source: ARC

The Deep by Alma Katsu 
Source: NetGalley (ebook)

 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 
Source: Owned | Format: Hardcover

QualitylandThe Girl BeforeThe InstituteThe Last Spell (The Thickety, #4)
Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling 
Source: ARC (publisher)

The Girl Before by JP Delaney 
Source: Owned (Library sale!) | Format: Hardcover

The Institute by Stephen King 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

The Thickety: The Last Spell by J.A White 
Source: Owned: | Format: Paperback

Dreams of Lake Drukka & Exhumation (Short Sharp Shocks! #31)Spit and Song (Ustlian Tales #2)ConfessionsGirls with Sharp Sticks (Girls with Sharp Sticks, #1)
Dreams of Lake Drukka & Exhumation by Mike Thorn 
Source: Author Review Request

Spit and Song by Travis M. Riddle 
Source: Author Review Request

Confessions by Kanae Minato 
Source: Library | Format: Paperback

Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

Tomie by Junji Ito 
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover

The Illumination of Ursula FlightThe Grace YearOnslaught of Madness (The Madness Wars, #1)The FuriesSalvagedDreams of Lake Drukka & Exhumation (Short Sharp Shocks! #31)Night FilmGuild of TokensNinth House (Alex Stern, #1)

The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst 
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett 
Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller 
Salvaged by Madeleine Roux 
Dreams of Lake Drukka & Exhumation by Mike Thorn 
Night Film by Marisha Pessl 
Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach 
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 

(other than reviews)

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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!


  1. Looks like you had a great month of reading!

  2. Congratulations to your sister, and to you for becoming an aunt! I hope November is a little less stressful for you!

  3. I totally agree! October FLEW by and it's been a stressful time for me as well. Congrats on becoming an aunt!! That's SO exciting! My sister in law recently had a little girl, so I became an aunt through marriage! <3