Hi everybody, Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
Before I start this wrap-up, I just wanted to thank all of you for coming back to my blog and supporting it so much this month. Even though I have not been blogging consistently for the past year and a half, you have all shown me a ton of support on this blog, as well as on my Instagram. I could not be happier and proud of all of my posts this month, and I appreciate all of you noticing how I have tried to chose “quality over quantity” and post a few blog posts per week with a lot of detail and depth, rather than post everyday with very rushed content. To be completely transparent, I was not exactly sure how many people would come back and read my posts, but I am so happy for all of you who did and are enjoying them week after week. I was shocked by all of the views and support I was getting during my first week back, and am still surprised by it today. It warms my heart more than you will ever know, and I wanted to thank you all for coming back to my blog.
This month, I read a total of 8 books!!! Pretty good for not reading anything since basically the beginning of April! I enjoyed most of the books I read this month a lot, and posted a review of every single one of them sometime this month. As I had previously said in my October 2018 TBR, this month was all about catching up on ARCs/eARCs I had received that were coming out in either September or October.
The first book I read this month was “Dry” by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman. I was expecting to love this book, as it was on my most anticipated books of 2018 list. However, I only ended up giving it 3.5/5 stars. You can read my full review for it here!
The second book I read in October was “Dare You To Lie” by Amber Lynn Natusch. I absolutely adored this book, and while I thought I was going to like it, I didn’t expect to love it this much!! Needless to say, I gave it 5/5 stars! You can read my full review for it here!
Everyday by David Levithan is one of my favourite books of all time, so I was expecting to love “Someday”, the second (third?) book in the series. Unfortunately, it really disappointed me and I gave it 3/5 stars. You can read my full review for it here!
I received an ARC of “Otherearth” the second book in this series a few months back, but I hadn’t read the first book, “Otherworld” before! I read Otherworld this month since the second book came out just last week. I loved this book very very very much and gave it 5/5 stars! You can read my full review for it here!
While I loved “Otherworld”, I didn’t love this one so much… all thanks to the ending. You can read my review for it here!
This month, in my english class we read King Lear by William Shakespeare. I am not a big Shakespeare fan and found the story very scattered. I also really didn’t like the ending. However, the use of literary elements was spectacular. I gave it 2.75/5 stars.
In October I made a new NetGalley account and requested a few books to read and review. I was very fortunate to receive and read an ARC of “You Asked For Perfect” by Laura Silverman. Laura Silverman is a popular author in the YA category, but I had never read any of her books before. This book comes out early next year, so I don’t want to spoil any of my thoughts on it. However, I will tell you that I loved this book and cannot wait to post my review and hear all of your opinions on it once it is released!
The last book I read this month was another NetGalley eARC titled “The Leading Edge of Now” by Marci Lyn Curtis. This book came out earlier this month, but my review will be posted a in a few weeks!
Thank you for reading about all of the books I read in October! What was the best book you read this month, and how many books did you read? I’d love to discuss in the comments!
Good Night Book Owls!
18 thoughts on “October 2018 Wrap-Up”
Anytime! You have a great blog!
You had a really good reading month. I like you summary style.
I love reading the monthly wrap ups like these. It ends up as a boost and inspiration to read more. Great reading month!
Impressive reading – could you possibly top that in November? I double dog dare you! 😉
I will try my best!!!
I’ve got Dry on my TBR list too. Not read any of the others.
great wrap up post.. i do have a couple of these books on my TBR and that I will check out You Asked for Perfect – the title itself intrigues me
You Asked For Perfect was an AMAZING book!! I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it!
Looks like a good reading month!
Looks like you had a good month! And I think focusing on quality over quantity is always better! Maybe the overall stats won’t be quite as impressive if you don’t post every day, but I found I was much happier with my blog when I didn’t try to force something. Sometimes that means I only post one time a week and sometimes I post almost every day.
Looks like a month full of great reads.
Ooooh, the cover for otherworld/otherearth are just so striking! Definitely gonna add the first one to my tbr.
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Ohh, that’s quite an awesome list of books you’ve read!
Otherworld is still on my tbr. I received an e-arc of the book before its release but still haven’t read it yet – oops. Glad to hear you liked it so much! I’m going to put it a bit higer upon my tbr.
Great post and I am glad you had a successful reading month in October I am also coming back to reading a lot as well I only read five books in October but that is a great start for me because I was only reading two books each month until October. Good Luck on your reading month in November. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.
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