October Wrap-up and November TBR

I seriously can’t believe it’s November and almost the end of 2018! This year has gone by so quickly and there have so many amazing books that I’ve read in October and so many I look forward to reading in November.

What I Read in October

In October, I read thirty-five books. I finally feel like I’m back up to around the same amount of books read each month like I was in the first few months of the year after some bad reading months I had during the summer.

Books Read:

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  • Scream All Night by Derek Milman
  • I Dare You by Isla Madden-Mills
  • Clickbait by Lisa Suzanne
  • When Forever Changes by Siobhan Davis
  • Stalemade by Lisa Suzanne
  • Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  • Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • Outwait by Lisa Suzanne
  • The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie
  • Anything You Need by Jerica MacMillan
  • Perfectly Inappropriate by Stacey Kennedy
  • Incognito by Siobhan Davis
  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas
  • Jock Row by Sara Ney
  • Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • Liv by Kelsie Rae
  • Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Game Changer by Rachel Reid
  • Marriage Lessons by Katie Allen
  • Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare
  • Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley
  • Art Boss by Kayla Cagan
  • The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

Star Ratings:

  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 8
  4. 13
  5. 13

During October, I reread several books and enjoyed them as much as I did the first time I read them. I also read many new books that I fell in love with so much. One of those that I fell in love with so much is Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne. This is a book that I bought specifically for the cover, but I’m so glad I did because it is definitely one of my new favorite books.

I also completed the Throne of Glass series this month. I read Tower of Dawn during the first part of October. Then, as soon as I received Kingdom of Ash, I began reading it and pretty much didn’t stop until I was done. It was amazing and heartbreaking and I can’t believe the series is over. I already want to start rereading the series, but will wait until sometime in 2019 to do that.

This is a month where I probably had the most five star reads all year. I reread a lot of favorites this month, but also found a lot of books that are new favorites!

November TBR

During November, I’m participating in Reading Rivalry as well as the game that will be going on in TBR and Beyond.

Reading Rivalry’s theme for November is Girl Power and I’ll be helping with the Mean Girls team. Super excited to be representing The Plastics for November.

Criteria for November Reading Rivalry

  • Author Highlight: Nicholas Sparks, Maggie Steifvater, James Patterson, or Jodi Picoult
  • Book with an Animal on the Cover
  • Book Featuring a Current Problem in Society
  • A Book from The Great American Read’s List
  • Book involving Family
  • Book you Regret Not Starting Sooner
  • Book with a Girl on the Cover
  • First Book you Gravitate to in Your Library
  • The Next Book in a Series You’ve Already Started
  • A Book with a Strong Female Friendship

For TBR and Beyond, the game for November is The Princess Saves the Day. For this game, you pick a princess and follow her rope to the top to save the day. Along each rope is four prompts to complete to help save the day.


I think to be safe, I’m going to say I’m going to follow the Belle rope. It goes along pretty well with the books I already plan to read. If I’m feeling ambitious enough, I will attempt the other princesses as well.

TBR for November

  • The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  • Price by Ibi Zoboi
  • Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
  • The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth

How was reading for October? Did you get to all the books you planned on getting to? What’s on your TBR for November?

Happy reading!

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