I can’t believe how fast October and Halloween flew by, but I am excited for Thanksgiving next! FOOOOD! 😛 I made this awesome Halloween TBR at the beginning of the month, but I only read three books that were on the list and a little bit of another. It was almost a complete fail, sadly! I was in a reading slump throughout the month of October, so I didn’t read as much as I was hoping. I was even slacking on the audiobooks as well! I’ve noticed that at the end of the year I always tend to read less. I think that maybe that has to do with reading so much throughout the year that I just get burned out and everything just starts sounding the same and losing my interest quick.
Let’s get into the recap! You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review.
DNF (did not finish) Books:
These are the books I started, but did not end up finishing throughout the month of October.
I didn’t get the chance to finish this book in October, but I do plan to eventually finish the book. I have read a few of the stories in the book so far and I have really enjoyed them all. It’s only a DNF, because I haven’t finished it in October and I might not finish it this year. There are a lot of books that I really want to read still this year, so I may put this to the side for a little while and focus on those others. I do want to finish it though, so it’s not at all because I don’t like it.
Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (aka not audio) throughout the month of October.
siege and storm by leigh bardugo – 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I liked Siege and Storm and I am definitely a Leigh Bardugo fan. I did like Shadow and Bone a lot more than this one though. Sturmhond definitely made this book really good. I think it wouldn’t have been as good without him. I am really excited to finish the series and move on to Six of Crows!
the dead house by dawn kurtagich – REVIEW. – 2.5-3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I had a hard time figuring out a rating for this book and honestly, I really didn’t like it that much. It actually put me into quite the reading slump in October, which sucked because I had so many books I wanted to read this month. It was interesting at times, but most of the time I was just soooo bored. It wasn’t as creepy as everyone said it was (in my opinion of course).
the hallowed ones by laura bickle – REVIEW. – 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.
The Hallowed Ones was such a great book, OMG! I had no idea what to expect, to be honest. It was a little bit of a slow start, but everything happening in the book definitely made up for that. It was SO good and I can’t wait to read the second book.
asylum by madeleine roux – REVIEW. – 4 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I enjoyed this book SO much! It was definitely creepy and had me creeped out and staying up late not being able to sleep! I loved the way that it was written and that there were pictures included. It’s always nice to have a visual to make things creepier.
cinder by marissa myer – REVIEW. – 4 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I finally got around to reading Cinder after two years of wanting to read it. I loved the book, but I figured Cinder out pretty quickly and that was a bit of a disappointment. I wanted to be surprised and shocked, but I wasn’t. I still really enjoyed the book and can’t wait to binge read the series in November!
These are the books that I listened to the audio versions of throughout the month of October.
harry potter and the deathly hallows by j.k. rowling – 4 OUT OF 5 STARS.
So sad to be finished with the Harry Potter series. 😦 I really enjoyed Deathly Hallows so much and it was pretty sad as well. I was definitely crying like a baby, haha. Prisoner of Azkaban will always be my favorite though and I couldn’t give this a five out of five stars, because I didn’t love it more than that one. I still have the movies to watch though and hopefully will have them all watched before this year ends; well before November ends.
don’t stay up late by r.l. stine – MINI REVIEW. – 3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
doll bones by holly black – MINI REVIEW. – 3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
stolen children by peg kehret – MINI REVIEW. – 4 OUT OF 5 STARS.
party games by r.l. stine – 3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
I really enjoyed all four of these books. I wanted to try to fit in some “Halloweenish” type audiobooks into the month of October, so these were my choices. They were all really good and I am glad I was able to listen to them. I love that R.L. Stine relaunched the Fear Street series and with new books! Both the books above from him are the first and second books in the Fear Street relaunch. All of these are good books and super short!
For the month of November I don’t really have a big TBR planned this time. I plan to binge read the Lunar Chronicles series after I finish Fablehaven. I still need to get my hands in Fairest and of course Winter when it’s released. I also might try to squeeze in Carry On by Rainbow Rowell if I can. Other than that, I really have no idea what else I will read yet. I think I want to get back to using my TBR jar like I mentioned before. I’ve had books sitting on my bookshelves and Kindle for such a long time and I want to get to reading those and my TBR jar will help with that.
How was your reading month for October? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments and link me to your recap/wrap up posts!
I actually failed with my Halloween movie list that I watch every October too, sigh. I plan to watch Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown today though, because I can’t just NOT watch them. A day late, oh well! I planned to watch them on Halloween, but ID Discovery took over my day and then Halloween things with the niece and nephew. OOPS! Here are my niece and nephew in their scary Halloween costumes this year.
Nephew in white and Niece in black.
He’s a bloody skeleton and she’s a zombie.
I hope you guys have an amazing day!