Hello everyone and happy November!
October is over and it’s once again time for another monthly wrap-up. Even though I had a lot of things to take care of for college, I managed to read 8 books which I’m really happy about. The 8 books I read had a total of 3,070 pages and on average I gave them 3.125 stars. I even found two books I immediately fell in love with but unfortunately, I also read two books that I only gave 1 star to.
If you want to know more about any of the books, just click on the corresponding picture.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn // 3 stars
The first book I read in October was ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn. It’s a book I’d been meaning to read for several years now and I definitely enjoyed it. I immediately fell in love with Gillian Flynn’s writing style and will make sure to check out some of her other books in the future. Unfortunately, I also had a very hard time getting into the novel and think that the plot was a little predictable.
Click here to read my full review!
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover // 5 stars
So far, I’ve really enjoyed most of Colleen Hoover’s books and ‘Maybe Someday’ was the last of her “main novels” that I hadn’t read yet. So I decided to finally pick it up at the beginning of October and I immediately fell in love with it. It’s definitely one of my favorite CoHo novels and for once, there was literally nothing that bothered me somehow. I loved the characters and just like all her other books, it was an incredibly quick read.
With a Twist by Staci Hart // 3 stars
‘With a Twist’ is another one of the eBooks I found for free on Amazon and it was a very quick read. Unfortunately, the first half of the book was a little slow and I’m also not the biggest fan of the author’s writing style which is why I only gave this 3 out of 5 stars.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs // 1 star
Even though this book is extremely popular and a lot of people have enjoyed it, this is the first book I decided to give only 1 star to last month and it’s also been my first DNF in over a year. I wanted to read some spooky books in October and thought this one would be a perfect choice but instead I ended up hating this book. It was boring and the main character was an arrogant and ungrateful child. I managed to get halfway through the book but then decided to give up on it because I just knew that forcing myself through the rest of it, wouldn’t make things any better.
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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera // 4 stars
This is such beautiful book and if I had to describe it in a single word, I’d just call it “real”. I absolutely love Adam Silvera’s writing style and can’t wait to check out his other books.
Love, in english by Karina Halle // 3 stars
I really love Karina Halle’s books because they’re usually such quick reads. Unfortunately, this book was a little slow but I still loved the characters and enjoyed reading it.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber // 5 stars
Out of all the books I read this month, Caraval was definitely my favorite. It was interesting, incredibly well written and such a quick read. I literally can’t wait for “Legendary” to be published and I’m already counting down the days!
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover // 1 star
Even though I loved ‘Maybe Someday’, my feelings about ‘Without Merit’ are the complete opposite. This book was an absolute mess and it’s definitely my least favorite book of October. I just don’t get why this was even published and why so many people are giving this 5 stars. There are so many things in this book that are just annoying, badly done or utterly frustrating but I don’t want to spoil anything by going into more detail right now.
Click here to read my full review! (INCLUDES SPOILERS!!!)
How many books did you manage to read in October and which one was your favorite? 🙂