October 2015 Wrap-Up

Whew, October was a hectic month. I start off surprised that I read as many books as I did, but then I remember I had two books halfway finished going into the month, and the number is much less impressive. But! I did get a lot finished this month, so here’s what I read:


The first book I was halfway done with and finished this month is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. I won’t be saying a whole lot about this book because I plan on doing a full review on the series as a whole at some point, but I will say I ended up liking the book more than I had originally thought I was going to. I hope the next books in the series can compare.


Next up is the least favorite of the books I read this month. I went into Mr. Penumbra’s 14-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan with a lot of high expectations, and, typically, was pretty let down. The idea had a lot of potential, and I really liked the ending more than I thought I was going to, but honestly? The best part of this book, for me, was the very beginning. The first two or three chapters. The rest was too slow and ultimately too dry for my tastes. I wouldn’t say not to give this book a try, of course! It just wasn’t my cuppa. Maybe it’ll be yours?

(Something cool about this book, though, is that it glows in the dark. Scared the bejeezus out of blind-as-heck me in the middle of the night when I first realized it. I had no idea what it was.)

“For a moment -- not even a moment, a split second -- I imagine him saying, 'The truth is, I'm desperately attracted to you.' And then I imagine myself spitting in his face. and then I imagine licking it off his cheek and kissing him. (Because I'm disturbed. Ask Anyone.)”

And, following that, is my favorite read of the month, and one of my favorite books of all time! Carry On by Rainbow Rowell was amazing. If you liked Fangirl, you’ll love this. I won’t say more, but I did a spoiler-free review of it, which you can find here if you want more.

Finally, like I said I was going to, I read the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy by Ransom Riggs. It was a really fantastic series, I enjoyed it a lot and the format of the books is so different. I’ll be doing a review of them sometime within the next couple of days, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested!

All in all, despite the first two books being somewhat finished by the time I had started this month, I think I did pretty well! I’m now currently nice and caught up on my Goodreads goal, and I hope to continue keeping it that way into November. I should have plenty of reading time this coming week, I’ll be on vacation (see what I’ll be reading here), so here’s hoping!

Thanks for reading!


Find these books on Book Depository!

Dorothy Must Die || Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore || Carry On

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Trilogy

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