Monthly Review, Recapping Reads

Recapping Reads: October in Review

My pace seemed to slow a lot in October, partly because fall TV is back in full swing and also because I’ve been reading Stacey Schiff’s The Witches. For some reason I always read non-fiction a lot slower than fiction, even when I’m really interested in the subject, as I am with The Witches. Therefore I only got through about half of my reading list for the month, and read significantly fewer books than I had the last couple months.

Books Read in October:

October ReadsBooks read and already reviewed:

Reviews coming in November:

I probably won’t be reviewing:

Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey – This was picked as the October read for my book club. It was a very fast read (I read it in a few hours) and not too bad, just not my kind of book. I felt like the protagonist was stuck in the middle of being a hero and an anti-hero and just wasn’t likeable enough. I didn’t necessarily dislike him, but he was kind of forgettable. As was the entire book. I could try to write a review but I honestly have no idea what I would say.

Currently Reading:

Current Reads 10-31-15

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter – I’ve never read anything by Slaughter, but one of my managers handed me the book and told me to read it. So far it’s pretty dark, and apparently will just get darker.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs – It’s been so long since I read the first book of the Peculiar Children series, but I’m finally getting around to the sequel. It’s moving a little slowly so far.

Chasing the Moon by A. Lee Martinez. – This is the November book for my scifi book club. I’ve been hearing that it is pretty trippy, so I guess we’ll see. If the first chapter is any indication, that will probably be a fairly accurate description.

Reading List for November:

I wasn’t overly successful in getting through my October reading list, so there are a couple repeats here. I’m going to try to get through them first.

  • The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson – This is the first in a series of modernized retellings of Shakespeare by various author. The Gap of Time is based on The Winter’s Tale.
  • Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen – This is a new novel by the author of Mrs. Poe, which I haven’t yet read but have heard mixed reviews about. Since Mark Twain is one of my favorite classic American authors, I thought I’d give it a chance.
  • Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout – This is the second book in the Lux series, and I’m really curious to see what happens next.
  • Kingdom of Scars by Eoin Macken –  am a big fan of Eoin Macken, whom Merlin fans will recognize as Gwaine (He’s also on NBC’s Night Shift). The Irish actor released his first novel last year, and I cannot wait to finally read it.
  • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1) by Marissa Meyer – I have had so many people tell me that they really enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles, so I’m going to try to finally check out the first book of the series.
  • Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman – I love Gaiman and I bought this the day it was published, but still haven’t read it yet. Disgraceful. I am going to make every effort to get it done this month.

There are still four other books on my Fall TBR list that I haven’t gotten to, in addition to these. I’m hoping maybe I can pick up my reading pace in the next month and get to all of them.

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