Blogtober Day Thirty-One: Amanda’s October Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! It’s time for one final Blogtober post. Today I’m here to talk to you about all of the books I read during the month of October.

Physical Books
Horrid by Katrina Leno
Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Bewitching by Alex Flinn
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 5: Imperial Phase, Part I by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 6: Imperial Phase, Part II by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith
Slayer by Kiersten White
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 7: Mothering Invention by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 8: Old is the New New by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 9: Okay by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson
Mirrored by Alex Flinn
The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
Beheld by Alex Flinn
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
Queen of Fury by Tracy Banghart
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack
Spectacle Vol. 1 by Megan Rose Gedris
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

eBooks
The Fell of the Dark by Caleb Roehrig
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
The Castle School by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

Audiobooks
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan
Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
The First 7 by Laura Pohl
Golden Son by Pierce Brown

These are all of the books I read in the month of October. It’s spooky season so they’re mostly books I’ve been saving and collecting all year to read during this wonderful time of year. What books did you read in October?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Thirty-One: Amanda’s Spooktober Wrap Up

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Hi, lovelies! For my final blogtober post I shall be wrapping up all of the books I read this month! I managed quite a few and I’m happy with how many I read. As usual, I read some good and some not so good books as well as some in-between books. Let’s talk about what I read this month!

Physical Books
Road to Oz by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young
We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Check, Please! Book One: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
Rage by Cora Carmack
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

eBooks
Love Bites by Lynsay Sands
Single, White Vampire by Lynsay Sands
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Tall, Dark & Hungry by Lynsay Sands
A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Spinning by Tillie Walden
Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
Talon by Julie Kagawa
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
American Royals by Katharine McGee
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
The Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Vampires are Forever by Lynsay Sands
Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Vampire, Interrupted by Lynsay Sands

Audiobooks
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Somehow…I read thirty-eight books in the month of October. It sounds completely ridiculous to be able to say that. Like, obviously I have no life. Read this many books is partially due to being obsessed with the Vampire Academy Bloodlines series because I flew through the audiobooks. I also read a handful of graphic novels which are usually one-sitting reads for me.

How many books did you read for the spooky month? Did we read any of the same books? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Blogtober Day Thirty-One (Part Two): Amanda’s Bookeyman-A-Thon Wrap Up

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Hi, lovelies! For my second to last blogtober post I’ll be sharing the books I completed for the Bookeyman-A-Thon. This readathon was hosted by two of my favorites, Alana @ The Bookish Chick & Books in the Skye. I had a ton of fun and read pretty much everything that wasn’t on my TBR list for this one. Here are the challenges I completed and what books I read to fulfill them.

Read the Group Book:

Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Read a book you’ve been dying to sink your teeth into – Read a backlist book:

A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

You need to feed and all you see is blood – Read a book with a red cover:

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Make your immortality count and become well known – Read a book with over 15,000 ratings on GoodReads:

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

Sunrise Challenge: You need to avoid the sunlight – Read a book only at night:

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

How did you do for this readathon? Did you help defeat the Bookeyman? Let me know some things you read in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s October Wrap Up

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

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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

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

Audiobooks
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.