October Recap Time!

November 7, 2022

It’s time for a look at my October reading life!

It’s time for another wrap-up post — and some fun stats!

(I normally make this a recap and haul post, but since October was my birthday month and I hauled a LOT of books, those will be in tomorrow’s post!)

The month at a glance:

  • books completed: 27
  • books DNFed: 2
  • average rating: 4.4
  • best book: My Heart is a Chainsaw; Bound Feet
  • worst book: Titan


What I read:

(each title link will direct you to my review for more thoughts!)

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✨ review copy → 💞 buddy/group read → 🔁 re-read → 🎧 audiobook → 🍰 graphic novel/manga
🫙 TBR jar → 🗓️ 2022 TBR → 🌻 seasonal TBR → 😻 Devour Your TBR

5 stars

4 & 4.5 stars

3 & 3.5 stars

2 & 2.5 stars

  • Titan // Jillian Graves 💞😻

And finally, a little life update:

October was a good month, but a busy one, and it went by way too fast! I’m always sad to see October end since it’s my favorite month, but a lot of nice things happened. I had a wonderful 30th birthday, spent a lot of time with my family, read a lot, and best of all, my son got to do some awesome stuff for Halloween. We didn’t really get to celebrate Halloween as much as we wanted to in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID and all, and before 2020, he was too little to really remember, so getting to take him to little festivals and trick ‘r treating this year was the best and he had a wonderful time! While it was great, I won’t lie, a little bit of me was slightly relieved when it was all over just because I was so socially exhausted after spending so much time in my little bubble, and then spending so many weekends out and about in crowded areas. 😂 But it was worth it!

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read, or what was something nice that happened in your life?



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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

    1. I’m sad that our buddy read of Titan didn’t work out, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was eager to read your review! But so glad you had a good reading month overall! ♥

    1. You had such a good reading month! I’m not even bothering to wrap up mine bc I read….3 books. I am so ashamed LOL, but that’s what a slump will do to you! I’m glad October was good to you — we had a pretty good one too. I loved taking Will trick or treating — he didn’t understand it, but he loved taking the candy from the bowl and putting it in his bag LOL Here’s to an amazing November!

      1. Thank you! Aww, hey, you should be proud of yourself for reading 3 despite the slump! ♥ Nothing to be ashamed of! I’m so glad Will had a good time, how cute 😂 and I hope your slump passes soon (if it hasn’t already)!

    1. Aw you had such a great month and I’m glad you got to do Halloween stuff with your son, how fun!! I can’t wait to read Demon in the Wood, so glad to see it was a 5 star for you – not that I expected anything less from Leigh Bardugo and the Darkling 😉

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