Cooler weather at last! | October Wrap-Up & TBR Update

The heat has finally dialed it back and we’re having some nice cooler weather where I don’t feel like I’m dying every time I step outside. I’ve had a tough blogging month…but we’ll see how next month goes.

monthly tbr

Also read/reading:

Books finished this month: 17, 2 DNF
Books currently reading:
1

I didn’t really realize that I’d read so much this month. A couple of them were graphic novels and then I had to binge the Harry Potter books because the audios all got checked out to me at once basically. So those things helped.

Overall TBR:

TBR at the beginning of the year = 383
TBR at the beginning of October = 342
Books added to TBR = 8
Books read/deleted from TBR = 45
Total on TBR now = 305

How did your reading go this month?

20 Best Book Deals for 10/17/19: Jackaby, Dear Martin, Quiet, and more

As of this posting, all of these deals are active, but I don’t know for how long!
Less than $1

The Language of Spells by Sarah Painter

Waking up in Vegas by Romy Sommer

The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble

Gilded by Christina Farley

Less than $2

Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener

The Sisters Hemingway by Annie England Noblin

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid

Jackaby by William Ritter

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden

Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

The Collector’s Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Less than $3

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett with Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen


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It’s reading season | October TBR

I had a really great summer reading-wise (and otherwise) and I’m excited to carry that into fall as well! This time of year is really great for spooky and atmospheric reads (for obvious reasons) so we’ll see what I actually end up reading.

There we go! I’m getting close to finishing the Flavia series and have been thinking about starting Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series to replace it. Any thoughts on that?

What are you guys reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

10 books to read before the end of the year

I set my reading goal at the beginning of the year to be 70 books. As of right now, I have surpassed that number beyond my wildest dreams. I reset my goal for 100, but I’m currently sitting at 90 and I think I’ll easily be able to hit that new number. However, I’m going to make another goal to at least read these 10 books before the end of the year:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber – Sitting on my shelf…mocking me. I will get to it this year!

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – This was on my year TBR so I better finish it before the end of the year!

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell – Just got this one from B&N. I’ve loved all of Gladwell’s books so I’m especially excited for this one!

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – Preordered! So pumped. I LOVED The Night Circus and this book just sounds AMAZING. I never preorder (because $$$) but I made an exception with this one (and I had a gift card).

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Bad Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – I’m hoping to get to this one next month! I’ve got it on my Kindle ready to go.

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Queen of Nothing by Holly Black – I read a ton of Holly Black when I was in junior high and I’ve reinstated my status of Holly Black trash recently (see below). No one does faeries better!

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – **Shrugs**

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – I started this one so long ago and haven’t gotten around to finishing it. I want to finish it before the end of the year!

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The Umbrella Academy vol 3: Hotel Oblivion by Gerard Way – SO PUMPED FOR THIS.

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Runaways vol 4: But You Can’t Hide by Rainbow Rowell – I recently got back into Runaways. I read the originals way back when they came out and I’ve been pretty happy with this reboot. The Hulu show is trash though.

Preorder: Paperback

What are some books you’re hoping to read before the end of the year?

19 Best Book Deals for 9/21/19: Fat Girl Walking, Reaper Man, Strange the Dreamer, and more

As of this posting, all of these deals are active, but I don’t know for how long!
Less than $1

The Accidental Life Swap by Jennifer Joyce

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons

Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation by John Freeman

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

Revolution Sunday by Wendy Guerra

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

Talon by Julie Kagawa

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Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


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22 Best Book Deals for 9/12/19: And the Mountains Echoed, Anna Karenina, Sadie, and more

As of this posting, all of these deals are active, but I don’t know for how long!
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Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

Pines by Blake Crouch

The House by Christina Lauren

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E Weymouth

How to Be Second Best by Jessica Dettman

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Talon by Julie Kagawa

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography by Bear Grylls

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Heartburn by Nora Ephron


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April TBR

March was an AMAZING reading month for me and I’m not expecting to have the same thing happen this month. There are, however, a few things that I NEED to read this month, so I’ll be prioritizing those things.

monthly tbr

Honestly, I doubt that I’ll get to all of these, but I’m going to try!

What books are you planning on reading this month? Link your April TBRs in the comments!