Amanda’s October Wrap Up

Hi, bookfriends! Happy Halloween! How was everyone’s Spooktober?


I’m here today to share with you the books I’ve read in the month of October (except for whatever I read today during my Halloween-A-Thon which I’ll explain later.) I think I did a decent amount of reading this month. I’m pretty proud of myself actually considering I have a two-month-old baby and I’m taking two classes at my college right now.

So, I’m going to list the books I read by their formatting because I read physical books when I can, but I often read ebooks (at night mostly) and audiobooks when I don’t have hands available to hold a physical book.

Physical Books

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (review)
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (review)
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
The Assassins Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

There were some of these that I read in more than one form. I went back and forth between eBook and physical book while reading City of Ashes, Norse Mythology, and The Bone Season. I also went back and forth between audiobook and physical book for The Hazel Wood. 

Quite a few of these were rereads in preparation for new releases like the Throne of Glass books as well as City of Ashes. I am a reader that loves to reread books, especially once the final book in the series is published.

My favorite read for October is tied between An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. These were both excellent stories that I could not stop reading/listening to until I was done with the story.

My least favorite for the month of October was The Diviners by Libba Bray. I read this because of the hype and I was looking for spooky reads. I did not hate this book, but it was a challenge for me to get through. Really the excellent narrator is the only reason I finished.

What books did everyone read this Spooktober? Anything spooky, scary or creepy? Let me know in the comments what your favorites or least favorites were!

Side Note: I may have read a few books by the time this posts because I’m writing this ahead of time. But those books will get their own post because they will be part of my 24-hour Halloween-A-Thon. Since I have a newborn and she doesn’t really need to go trick or treating, we are going to dress up as unicorns and hand out candy to the kids in our neighborhood. So I will be home all day long, I’m going to challenge myself to spend the day reading. As it will be Halloween, I’ve chosen a stack of spooky(ish) books to enjoy and keep me in the spooky Halloween spirit!

Halloween-A-Thon TBR List:

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Neverworld Wake Marisha Pessl
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I know that there is no way I’m going to read anywhere close to all of these, but I’m a girl that likes options. So I tend to make my TBR’s a little unnecessarily large. I’m a total mood reader so I like to have a few different choices already picked out. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram for updates all day long!

What’s everyone doing for Halloween this year? Parties? Trick or Treating with little ones? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

8 thoughts on “Amanda’s October Wrap Up

  1. Have I mentioned your superwoman?! Because I mean, I didn’t even come close to reading that many books and I don’t have a baby or go to school lol! Good luck with your read-a-thon twinny!!

    1. You’re sweet twinny. I’m definitely not superwoman, my baby sleeps ALOT so i still have a lot of reading time! It took me a long time, but I’ve figured out how to properly manage my time to do all the things i want. And thank youuu. It’s fun!

        1. I deadass took a college class about it 😂 mostly i just plan my days. Even if nothing goes according to the plan, I’m more organized when i have things planned out and scheduled. Like homework on mondays and tuesdays, reading and blogging Wednesday, homework again Thursday. Stuff like that.

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