Hello! Today’s post is my October 2017 Wrap Up + Book Haul!
October is one of the busier months for me personally. It’s busy because here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving on (or around) the 12th of October. Then it’s my birthday on the 25th (Two more years until my champagne birthday! Not that I’m going to drink, haha). After that, it’s Halloween!
In October I had 7 books on my TBR this month. Seven books is completely over ambitious for me, since I never really end up reading what I want to read. The books that were on my TBR this month were: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman; Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur; Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson; Shutter, by Courtney Alameda; Evil Librarian, by Michelle Knudsen; Labyrinth Lost, by Zoraida Córdova; and finally, The Madman’s Daughter, by Megan Shepherd.
Since it’s my birthday month, lets change up the usual style of this post and talk about the books I either bought, or received this month.
The Books I Acquired this October:
- Apex (Hunter, #3) by Mercedes Lackey // via Amazon
- Juneau to Kenai: (An Imp World Novella (Northern Wolves Book 1) by Debra Dunbar // via Amazon
- A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1) by Debra Dunbar // via Amazon
- Without Merit by Colleen Hoover // via Chapters Indigo
- The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson // via Netgalley
- Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy) by Jodi Meadows // via Amazon
- The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur // Birthday Gift
- The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld // Birthday Gift
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition // Birthday Gift
- Craval by Stephanie Gerber // OwlCrate (I bought)
- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia // OwlCrate (I bought)
- Dalí by E.M. Hamill // via Netgalley
- Christmas with a Bite by Patricia A. Wolf // via Netgalley
The Books I read this October (12.5):
- Juneau to Kenai (Northern Wolves, #1) by Debra Dunbar — ★★★’s
- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia — ★★★★★’s
- Apex (Hunter, #3) by Mercedes Lackey — ★★★★★’s
- Crazy Over You (Taiming the Pack, #3) by Wendy Sparrow — ★★★★’s
- Uprooted* by Naomi Novik — ★★★★’s
- Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop — ★★★★’s
- Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur — ★★★’s
- Blue Exorcist Vol. 1, by Kazue Kato, John Werry (Translator) — ★★★★’s
- Evil Librarian by Michelle Kudsen // Did Not Finish
- Spring Tide by K. Dicke — ★★★★’s
- Dead Heat (Alpha & Oemga, #4) by Patricia Briggs — ★★★.5’s
- The Inquisition (Summoner, #2) by Taran Matharu – ★★★★★’s
- The Empress (The Diabolic, #2) by S.J. Kincaid – ★★★★.5’s
* = re-read
This months TBR was a little difficult for me, since the majority of the books on my TBR were library books that I had maxed out the borrowing on (until I borrow the books again). I only ended up reading one book out of my total seven TBR books. I’m not worried about my unread TBR though.
I DNF’d a book this month. The book was called Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen. I don’t know what it was about that book. There were points in the story when it was interesting, but then the story would go back to being slow and boring. Also, the main character talks in her head a lot. More so than normal books? I just didn’t like it.
My Posts this October
TBR 42; Love Roads
Netgalley Reads | ARCs and Reading Progress
Library Reads #31
Fall Time, Cozy Time| Book Tag
TBR 43; Scorched Liar!
November 2017 Publishings
Manga Reviews from October:
(Yes, I now review Manga! Only the English Translations though since I’m not fluent in Japanese)
- Noragami: Stray God Vol. 1 by Adachitoka — ★★★★’s
- He’s My Only Vampire Vol. 1 by Aya Shouoto — ★★★’s
- Tiger & Bunny Vol. 1 by Mizuki Sakakibara — ★★★’s
- Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 1 by Rei Tōma — ★★★★’s
Book Reviews from October:
- Just One of the Boys by Leah & Kate Rooper — ★★★★★’s
- Magic of the Loch by Karen Michelle Nutt — ★★★’s
- Lifeblood (Everlife, #2) by Gena Showlater — ★★★’s
- Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop — ★★★★’s
- Murder of Crows (the Others, #2) by Anne Bishop — ★★★’s
- Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep — ★★★★’s
- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia — ★★★★★’s
- Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop — ★★★★’s
- Crazy Over You (Taiming the Pack, #3) by Wendy Sparrow — ★★★’s
- Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto –★★★’s
- The Empress (The Diabolic, #2) by S.J. Kincaid — ★★★★.5’s
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Thoughts from this October:
[10.01] I JUST FOUND OUT THAT APEX IS A THING?! HOW DID I JUST FIND OUT ABOUT THIS?? The Hunter trilogy is one of my favourites.
[10.18] it is a week until my birthday, and I have a freakin’ head cold.
[10.19] So, I ordered my first ever 2 OwlCrate boxes, and today my first one arrived, which is amazing! Hopefully I’m going to take pictures tomorrow. I AM SO EXCITED.
[10.24] My last first level Japanese Class ended today, and I’m mostly relieved. I enjoyed the class! I’m just tired of commuting to the big city for 2 hours one way.
[10.25] Woohoo! It’s my birthday! I had such a great time. I mostly stayed home, and had take-out food. My aunt and cousin came over and we all watched Halloweentown. All in all a great day.
[10.31] Happy Halloween to all who celebrate it!
2 thoughts on “October 2017 Wrap Up + Book Haul”
So you didn’t read The Ocean At The End Of The Lane then yet? Are you in for a treat 🙂 it’s a wonderful book!
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I’m looking forward to reading it! 😀 Maybe I’ll bring it on the train with me next week when I have class.