Happy Halloween! It’s the last day of Blogtober. I can not believe it. I am incredibly proud of myself for putting up one blog post every single day of the month. This was an incredibly rewarding experience that challenged me in more ways than one. But, with all that being said, I’m very glad it’s over. And I can’t say that I am planning on doing this ever again (but who knows, maybe I’ll be back here again next year).
As it is the end of the month, it is time for a wrap-up! I read a total of 11 books this month! This is a big improvement after September’s 2 books.
I already wrote a post talking about the first half of reads for the month, so you can check out that post to hear more of my thoughts on those.
Here are the rest:
Furyborn by Claire Legrand:
This book surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but I did! I’m actually really looking forward to reading the next book now! The writing felt natural, the pacing was good, and the story was interesting. The one thing I will say is I got a bit confused at times. There were many characters, lots of places to remember, etc. The details got a little fuzzy. However, I really enjoyed the style as a whole, and once I got the two POVs separated, it was fine! I thought the worldbuilding was done really well. I felt like I was right there with the characters; I could picture all of the scenes in my head.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Disconnect Vol. 2 by Michelle Halket:
This book was incredible! I don’t read a lot of short story collections, but now I want to put more of an effort into doing so. The premise of this one was that one poet would write a poem, and then another would write a short story inspired by it, and so on.
I really enjoyed this one, especially because it had short stories written by poets whose work I’ve read before! If you have any recommendations for short story collections, please send them my way!
Rating: 5/5 stars
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert:
I actually wrote a whole blog post reviewing this book! I thought it was so well written, and it was very enjoyable. It has a hate to love trope, plus amazing rep, and fun, relatable characters! It is the perfect recipe for a book honestly.
Rating: 5/5 stars
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin:
I’m technically still reading this one, but I only have about 50 pages left. I’m definitely going to finish it by the end of the day, and so far, it’s at about 3.5 stars. It was really slow to begin with, and it took me a long time to actually get into the story.
At the point that I’m at now, I feel like it’ll either get bumped up or bumped down, depending on the ending! I’ll update this after I finish it to let you know what the final rating is!
How did your reading look like for the month? Did you read any new favorites?