October Wrap Up

The most I’ve ever read!

Total Number of Books: 24
Total Number of Pages: 6,311
Physical: 13
eBooks: 2
Audiobooks: 9
Favorite (New) Reads of the Month: The It Girl by Ruth Ware AND A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Physical:

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
True Story by Kate Reed Petty – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McClain – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The It Girl by Ruth Ware – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Verity by Colleen Hoover – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Everything We Didn’t Say by Nicole Baart – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Not a Happy Family by Shari LaPena – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
That Night by Can Balog – ⭐️⭐️
Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I can’t believe I read 13 physical books! It felt so good to make a minuscule dent in my physical TBR. And I managed to read EIGHT Book of the Month books! I always save mystery/thrillers for this time of the year and it always makes for a a lot of books read. I’m not going to get into any reviews because that would take me way too long, but I was happy to report that I’m back in with Karen M. McManus after being underwhelmed with her previous release and Riley Sager’s newest was so insane that I laughed out loud. I came out of this with a lot of new mystery authors I want to check out more from.

eBooks:

Five Survive by Holly Jackson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I didn’t know what I was going to feel with Holly Jackson’s first novel after The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, but I had nothing to worry about. Five Survive was tense, surprising, and I was holding my breath the entire time. I read Luckiest Girl Alive because I wanted to watch the movie and while the book was much better than the movie, it was still just okay.

Audiobooks:

His Happy Place by Zakiya Dalila Harris – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Shell Game by Rumaan Alam – ⭐️⭐️
Stockholm by Catherine Steadman – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Belle Mer by Luanne Rice – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Uncharted Waters by Sally Hepworth – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Catch Her in a Lie by Jess Lourey – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
All the Women in My Head by Betty Gilpin – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mean Baby by Selma Blair – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The secret to my inflated number of October reads: A short story series from Amazon! Six stories that were each under an hour to listen to made my read count shoot up. Mean Baby made me cry—Selma Blair really had a somewhat tragic kind of adolescence through to adulthood. It was so fascinating to hear about symptoms to her MS that she had as young as 12 years old go completely unnoticed because MS is such a difficult disease to diagnose.

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