Happy Halloween Friends! Also known as the last day of October so we’re sharing our fave reads from October!
We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
To be honest this month has been pretty busy for me with finalizing all these blogtober posts, an uptick in stressful times at work, and actually having a social life for once in the last two years(?!). Anyways. I didn’t read too many books this month due to all of that, but these are the ones that are worth mentioning. First off, I finally managed to get myself to read the copy of All the Feels by Olivia Dade I received on NetGalley. I quite enjoyed this addition to the Spoiler Alert universe (see our Spoiler Alert review here). Especially since Marcus’ chaotic best friend, Alex, is the leading man in this new book. I’m actually planning on writing a full review so maybe I’ll save the rest of my comments for that. The next read that’s worth mentioning is As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson, the third (and final) A Good Girls Guide to Murder book. (See my review of book one here.) I would say this book is less good than mentally and emotionally scarring, with a healthy dose of psychological trauma. But like gotta see Pip through until the end and all that. Pay no mind to extreme levels of anxiety being produced by this book. The last book I want to mention is something I picked up as a direct attempt to sooth my soul from the aforementioned trauma. And also, like for all the spooky-gothic-seasonal-Yale aesthetic. If that didn’t tip you off, I decided to pick up the fan favorite, Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Rereading that traumatic story was like putting on a warm sweater!! Justice for Darlington!! Happy Halloween Y’all!!
My fave of October was The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean!! After reading (and loving Bombshell) I wanted to read MacLean’s backlist and wow did this one deliver. I flew through this one so quickly and I adored King and Sophie so much. Honestly I don’t remember a *ton* of this one since I literally read it in two sittings which for a historical is veryyy quick for me. What makes this novel stand out is how good the leads are. King and Sophie end up traveling together and are not fans of each other, but King feels responsible for her and Sophie is having none of that. It’s a grand time. This novel also had a few minor plot twists that took me by surprise which is always a joy. I also don’t remember way, but I teared up at least once at the end of this novel. It was funny reading this one after Bombshell since Sophie is Sesily (the lead of Bombshell)‘s younger sister and it was fun seeing her years before her book. I can’t wait to read more from MacLean! I think I’m going to do a series review for this series since I plan to read books 2 & 3 as soon as I can!
What were some of your top reads this month?
xoxo, Bree & Tree