I’ll be sad to see you go. Mostly because October is the perfect month and November is only here to tease me with it’s cold New England days. No snow yet though so I shouldn’t be complaining.
I also had an awesome month of books!
I’m currently at 87/100 for my yearly goal. Which for you non-math nerds that means only 13 books to go and with 2 months before the New Year, I think I can do it.
So last month I told you I forayed into the world of audio books and wasn’t much of a fan because it took me seven thousand years to finish a book. I guess since I only listened while working-out that makes me a pretty lazy person, but I swear while I was listening to the book I went to the gym an hour every morning!! I wanted to finish the dadgum book! I had to “check” it out three times for 2 weeks before it was done though, whoops.
This month I decided to skip the audio and try the kindle check out. Again, if you didn’t know this was a thing it’s awesome. You can check out ebooks from your library. I happen to have the kindle app on my ipad so thats the version I download. But once you’re done reading, simply delete from your device and it “sends” it back? At least that’s how my tiny brain understands it.
Another good thing about going the ebook checkout route is that you can be a bit more choosey in your picks. My library is large but it seems like all the books I’m looking for are always checked out! And ain’t nobody got time to be put on the waiting list. Actually I have no idea if there even is a waiting list, that just seems like a very library thing to do. With the ebooks though there’s a really easy waiting list, if you even need it. Plus once your number comes up, it’s automatically downloaded to your device…sups easy ya know.
So let’s get to the books!
WHAT I READ: OCTOBER
Insatiable by Meg Cabot 4 stars. I can’t help it, I love vampire books. And yes I did enjoy the Twilight series #TeamEdward. More than that though, I enjoy the element of fantasy that they bring. My head is in the clouds half the time anyway, so why not let it fly while I’m reading. Of course it was a little ironic that the main character hates the idea of vampires and the women that fall for them in stories, but once she finds out vampires do exist falls in love with one. I won’t ruin the ending though. If you like vampires, you’ll love this book. Hint, there’s a war between vampire factions.
The Memory Thief by Emily Colin 5 stars. Love this book. It’s a crazy plot but perhaps more believable than the vampires. It was such a sweet story of love, but I gotta say I was team best friend guy the entire time. But to each their own I suppose. It’s the story of a guy who dies and his memories end up in some other guy who now feels the compulsion to find dead guys family. Make sense? It’s actually kinda creepy when I say it that way. More murder thriller than lvoe story, but I swear it comes across like an epic love not a newbie serial killer.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio 5 stars. Am I the last person on Earth to read this? I’m pretty sure I’m the only one to read it and not cry. I certainly felt all the feels, but cry? Sadly my stone cold heart couldn’t manage even a tear. Maybe there’s something wrong with me, or maybe I just didn’t feel a connection to the characters like everyone else. Either way it’s still a cute story with some sad parts. I think the author did a great job of showing all different emotions from all the characters and how complex the issue can really be for everyone involved. Also I love any book that writes from various points of view. Check it out.
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Hate List by Jennifer Brown 5 stars. Ok this may seem like a twisted opinion, but just like any Jodi Picoult book (think The Pact, Nineteen Minutes) it’s a story that will make you think. It does involve a school shooting so if that’s not something you’re comfortable in reading about I suggest you skip it. However if you like books that deeply examine the psyche of humans put through horrendous circumstances then you should pick it up. It’s one of those, there’s more to it then originally shows kinda books.
Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick 2 stars. Maybe because I’ve never wanted to be alone or because I know how to be in a relationship without losing my own identity, or it could be because the author has a habit of adding in all the words making her sentences really, really long (kinda like this one). No matter the reason, this was a struggle to get through. I wanted to like it. I just didn’t. I’d avoid if I were you.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 5 stars! I have been waiting to read this book every since I read Gone Girl forever ago. I like deep and twisty novels because I can never guess what’s coming next and usually can’t relate. In case you missed it, that was my subtle way of saying my soul is all rainbows and sunshine. 😉 But my golden angel status aside, this was such a good read I immediately started reading Dark Places as well. I didn’t finish this month though so you’ll havtea wait until next month to read about it. Sorry!
So those were my October reads. All ebooks which is so crazy to me as I even write this sentence.
Read anything good lately?
Let me know in the comments below!