October 2018 Wrap-Up

The end of October has reached us and how is the end of the year right around the corner? I feel like it’s just hitting me and i’m now cold and sad. However, i’ve done plenty of reading this month because i’ve been hiding out from the cold. I’ve had a few books that i’ve definitely had to read, and some i’ve managed to get in for fun!

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
The first book that i finished in October was They Both Die At The End – and it was a little tight because this was our book club pick!I had to have this read by the first week in October, and admittedly i flew through it. I absolutely adored the story and the characters and felt so connected to them in such a short space of time. The story different to what i expected, and it made me so excited to read History is All You Left Me.

LumberJanes Vol. 2
I wanted a little bit of a filler to read between the last book and starting another one when i was away this month. I want to stick to actually reading some graphic novels at the moment, so continuing on with the LumberJanes series sounded like a good idea. I am really enjoying it so far, i preferred the first volume but again, I’m excited to carry on with the series.

Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
This was the last book by Becky i had to read, and i wanted to get them all read by the time i meet her at the end of October. Sadly, this was my least loved book by Becky. I liked the characters, just as much as i did in the first book, and the supporting characters were excellent in this book. But i just don’t love what she did with Leah’s character or relationships.

The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig
I picked up The Truth Pixie on the day of it’s release. It’s a children’s book that discusses depression and anxiety in a really digestible way. I absolutely loved this little book. It’s super quick to get through if you’re an actual adult reading it just for the fun, and the message is wonderful! Like the rest of his books, i have some pages tabbed of some of the best mental health advice i’ve ever had!

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
I picked up a slightly early copy of What If It’s Us in Amsterdam this month, and i couldn’t wait to read it! We knew we would be interviewing Becky and Adam at the end of the month, and i really wanted to read the book before that happened. I absolutely adored it. I thought the characters were rich and exciting and the story-line was wonderfully cute. You can find out more about why i loved it by reading my full REVIEW.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
It felt like a life time waiting for my kickstarter of Alice’s Heartstopper graphic novel. It finally arrived in October and i got to reading it straight away. It was such an easy read and completely adorable. It’s definitely going to be one of those books i read when i’m down and want to be a little happier. Such a wonderful book created completely by Alice herself!

I have also made it half way through When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore this month as it is our book club pick for October. I don’t think i’ll get it finished for book club but i’m definitely excited to see how it ends.

Books read: 6

Books read this year: 52

Pages read: 1,681

Pages Per Day: 54

Average Rating: 4

Years of Release: 2017, 2018

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Middle-Grade, contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, graphic novel

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