October Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.

Welcome to yet another glorious month of reading and blogging. October was full of horror and mystery books, which if you have followed me for a while, probably realize isn’t my usual cup of tea. Luckily, it ended up being pretty good for me this time!

Books Read

  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody – 5/5 stars
  • A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge – audiobook, 2/5 stars
  • The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1) by Alison Goodman – 5/5 stars
  • The Cutting Season by Attica Locke – 4/5 stars
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – audiobook, 3/5 stars
  • Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth – audiobook, 4/5 stars
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue – 4/5 stars, review to come
  • One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2) by Kendare Blake – 5/5 stars
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss – 5/5 stars
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus – 4/5 stars
  • Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake – 4/5 stars
  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero – 4/5 stars

Total Books Read: 12

Overall in 2017: 71

Reading Challenge Updates


  • A Book with a Red Spine – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • A Novel Set During Wartime – Stars Over Clear Lake
  • A Book with a Family Member Term in the Title – The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
  • A Book About a Difficult Topic – The Cutting Season

Beat The Backlist

  • The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)
  • The Wonder
  • Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
  • The Cutting Season

Goodreads Challenge

  • Total: 71/100
  • Previous Total: 59/100

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Book Reviews

WWW Wednesday

Hype or Like Friday


How did you do during the month of October? Did you have a good reading month? Did you participate in the Halloween Read-a-thon? Have you read any of the books that I read this month?

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Obsessive book reader and blogger. Texas girl. Sports fanatic. Lover of travel, video games, and scented candles. I also just really enjoy sleeping. #noshame

9 thoughts on “October Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.”

  1. Oh my god, Larkin, you RULED October! Plus it looks like you had a ton of 4+ star reads, which is always fantastic. I might steal this format because it looks like a great way to hold yourself to posting regularly — after all, the end result is just so satisfying. Here’s hoping November rules just as much!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a surprisingly good month for me. I hope I continue that through the end of the year and try to make my Goodreads goal! And for sure, you can definitely use this format. It’s so easy to keep up with. 😁


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