Monthly Wrap Up | October 2019

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This month marked my first blogversary – I can’t believe it’s been a year already, and what an amazing year it has been! Thank you to my wonderful readers for all your support and feedback! October was definitely a busy month – I completed The Heroes of Olympus series re-read I had planned for this year, and am halfway through The Alchemyst series as well. But more importantly, with the end of this month, I’ve completed my reading goal for the year, 150 books!

Books I Read in October 2019
(links lead to reviews)

New Releases
The Memory Thief – Lauren Mansy – ARC (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Athena Protocol – Shamim Sarif – ARC (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The First Lady and the Rebel – Susan Higginbotham – ARC (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) – Leigh Bardugo (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Sword and Pen (The Great Library #5) – Rachel Caine (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) – Renee Ahdieh (🌟🌟🌟)
Crown of Oblivion – Julie Eshbaugh – ARC (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars) – Elizabeth Lim (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) – Cassandra Clare (🌟🌟🌟 1/2)
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) – Michael Scott (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) – Sarah J. Maas (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) – Kiersten White (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2) – Michael Scott (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3) – Michael Scott (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) – Rick Riordan (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4)
– Michael Scott (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Other posts & reviews this month

WWW Wednesday | October 2, 2019
WWW Wednesday | October 9, 2019
WWW Wednesday | October 16, 2019 – 1st Blogversary!
Mini Reviews #7 (Suggested Reading, Love & Gelato, Daughter of the Siren Queen, The Belles)
Liebster Award Nomination
WWW Wednesday | October 23, 2019
WWW Wednesday | October 30, 2019

And as promised, here are my reading challenge updates:
1. Beat the Backlist: My backlist has somewhat been suffering lately, as I’ve been in the mood to re-read quite a few of my old favourites. However, with my 2019 pile down to the final 15 books, I’m hoping to turn my attention back to this pile in these last two months of the year.
2. Year of Epic Reads:

  • Challenge of the Month:Β READ A BOOK THAT’S DARK AND DAZZLING!
    Dark magic, dark humor, glittering, gorgeous designsβ€”the interpretation is up to you. But we want to welcome the spookiest month of the year with a challenge suitable for every book coven around.
    Chosen Book: Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo
    I saw this prompt and immediately wished I’d saved Serpent & Dove for this, but seeing as I read that ages ago, I had to find another book. Ninth House is just as appropriate though. Leigh Bardugo’s latest work is dark and mysterious, with some excellent world-building that creates an eerie atmosphere and really sets the stage for the murder mystery that is the main plot of the story. Highly recommended!
    Check out my full review here!


Stats for the Month

Number of Books: 20
Number of Pages: 9,036
Goodreads Challenge Progress: 150/150

Did you read any of these books or do you plan to? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!


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