October Wrap-Up

After my absolutely shocking September reading month, i figured i should probably get my act together in October if i wanted to complete my end of year challenge. As it stands, i still have twelve books to read in the next two months, which is definitely do-able if i actually sit down and focus. Here’s what i read in October.

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last month reading on transport and in cafe’s, so it’s meant that i’ve gotten a lot of reading done in my down-time. I’m pretty pleased with the improvement on September, but hopefully next month when my job calms down a little bit i can push forward with finishing my 52 books for the year challenge.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Genuine Fraud was the first novel i managed to get around to this month. As it was a new release and i didn’t want to be spoiled for the plot, i figured it should be read quite quickly. I started it towards the end of September so knew this one would definitely count towards my end of year challenge. I had such high hopes for this story as i completely fell in love with E. Lockhart’s writing after reading We Were Liers. However, i ended up having very mixed feelings about how this story was written. I think i’m going to have to re-read it in order to figure out my full thoughts on it. I gave it 2 stars this time around.

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
This months LGBTQ+ pick of the month was Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. This was one that i was particularly excited to get around to because i’ve started reading it numerous times and could never get past the fifty page mark. Reading it for the book club meant i was forced to get my review up and push my way through it. I’m really glad i did because i ended up giving this wonderful novel 4 our of 5 stars.

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
I thought that i’d continue the exciting reads this month and read the newly released John Green novel. Everyone had been talking about Turtles All The Way Down and it was very clear it was one of the biggest releases in YA this year. However, even though it was possibly my most anticipated novel of the year, i couldn’t help but be extremely disappointed with some aspects of the writing and story. I will have my full thoughts up on this very soon in a chatty review.

The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I threw The Yellow Wall-Paper in to this months reading due to a very excessive Halloween mood. I was in the mood to read something spooky that definitely would scare me at night. Also this short story collection has been on my TBR for quite some time now and considering it’s only 57 pages long, it’s ridiculous i haven’t gotten around to it yet. I really enjoyed this classic collection and it’s something i will probably read over and over again. I gave it four stars in the end.

At the end of the month i also started reading The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James ahead of her Manchester book event in a few weeks. I’m almost half way through and really enjoying it so far. Check out the Waterstones website to get a ticket for the event!

Books Read: 4

Pages Read: 857

Average Pages Per Day: 28

Average Rating: 3 stars

Years Of Release: 1892, 2013, 2017

Male/Female Authors: 2 male, 2 female

Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Sci-Fi, Horror, Classic

Books Read This Year So Far: 38

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