Wrap-up & Book Haul: [OWN]tober

Wrap-up

I’m late! I know! But, as you know, I was on holiday last week so I have the best excuse ever, right? Yes, I do! I really, really needed the time away from everything – packing and life in general – to focus on myself and my boyfriend a bit so you could say I.. enjoyed every second. I also ate way too much but the food was so gooood. And we went swimming! And enjoyed bubble baths! And discovered some fun cities! Yay!

Anyway, time to wrap up October so let’s see how things went!

As always, covers link back to the Goodreads-page! And a new addition: the star-ratings link back to my reviews if I’ve posted them or added one on Goodreads!

Books I read

OWNtober

Under the Eye of the Clock: The Life Story of Christopher NolanThe Sun and Her FlowersParanormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)It

Under the Eye of the Clock by Christopher Nolan ~ ★★★★★
The Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur ~ ★★☆
Paranormalcy #1 by Kiersten White ~ ★★★☆
Supernaturally #2 by Kiersten White ~ ★★★
Shiver #1 by Maggie Stiefvater ~ ★★★★
Linger #2 by Maggie Stiefvater ~ ★★★
Forever #3 by Maggie Stiefvater ~ ★★★★
IT by Stephen King ~ ★★

It’s a bit funny how.. after Sequel September, I ended up starting two new series.. And haven’t finished either of them by the end of October too. That does not bode well for my next Sequel September, does it? Good thing I already finished one of the series by now and am on my way to finish the second one too, hah!
As for IT, I’m not even going to talk about that one anymore. Thinking about it and seeing the cover still gets me angry in 0.2 seconds so.. yeah. Ignore.

OTHER BOOKS ON MY OWNED TBR I READ

I succeeded at not picking up any of my 2018-bought books! I’m so proud of myself! Even though I mentioned some books I might pick up in October that weren’t pre-2018, I still managed to stick to my original plan!

ARC’S I READ

The Confectioner's Guild (The Confectioner Chronicles Book 1)Empress of All SeasonsOdd One OutOne New York ChristmasDinosaurs & Cherry Stems (Cindy's Crusades, #1)

The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana ~ ★★★
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean ~ I STILL have to write my review – oops..
Odd One Out by Nic Stone ~ ★★
One New York Christmas by Mandy Baggot ~ Haven’t written my review for this one yet either..
Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems by Susan Jean Ricci ~ ★★☆

Five ARC’s once more! Not bad, not bad at all. The one bad thing is how I haven’t written two of my reviews yet while it’s been.. quite a while since I read Empress of All Seasons. I have to get on top of that one soon..

SUMMARY
Total number of books read: 13!

My haul

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

PrideShadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)Girls of Paper and Fire

PRE-ORDERS

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)My Whole Truth

Look at me, behaving like I’m.. not me! Especially since I already read two out of five books I got during October since I read ARC’s of both Girls of Paper and Fire and My Whole Truth. I really, really wanted a finished copy of both so I was thrilled when I found out one would be in a subscription box and the other.. well.. I simply pre-ordered myself a finished copy, hah.

I’m pretty proud of myself this month. We also did a whole lot of packing so.. Even though I didn’t read as much as I thought I would, I still nailed it, ha! Although.. Looking at the ratings I gave, it wasn’t a very good month quality-wise? I don’t know.. Hopefully November will be better.

How was your month? Did you read a lot of books?
What was your absolute favorite October read?
What about your favorite October memory?!

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26 thoughts on “Wrap-up & Book Haul: [OWN]tober

    1. I did! I enjoyed the Shiver books, but I definitely liked the final installment [Sinner] best of all. I think the POV’s of some other characters that weren’t present in Sinner got on my nerves a bit too much by the time I picked up the third book, haha.

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  1. Great reading month! Holiday is theperfect excuse indeed!
    I really like the covers on the Shiver series 😍
    I enjoyed Illuminae last month, but my fave was the Outsider by Stephen King.

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    1. I like the covers more than I like the.. content.. Which isn’t all THAT rare when it comes to pretty covers but still, haha!
      Ooh, have you continued The Illuminae Files after that already or not? Obsidio gave me the worst book hangover!
      I keep hearing about The Outsider but.. Let’s just say I’ll need more time to get over IT.. :’)

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    2. Ah, yes… IT is a bit heavy 🙂

      I haven’t bought Illuminae yet. I have a book tour next week, so i know if i buy this book, i won’t want to read the tour one. Hehe. But got the audio already 😀

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    1. Haha. I can read quite a lot if I set my mind to it and if life doesn’t get in my way too much! I think the best month I had this year was.. 19 books? If I remember correctly. But I really did nothing else than read, read, read and ignore anything household related that month. :’)

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    1. My review on that one is going to.. suck.. I left it way too late to write it. I don’t even want to publish it because I’m.. pretty much ashamed of how generic and boring it is? But I can’t NOT post a review on an ARC. :’) It’s going up later today. 🙂

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    2. As long as you’re honest in how you felt about the book, that’s fine. Honestly it’s good to have so-so and even negative reviews on the blog. It shows that you don’t just give everything high ratings and glowing reviews. At least, that’s how I see it.

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    3. That’s definitely true! I simply dislike writing the so-so reviews because it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly made it so-so while positive or negative reviews tend to be more straight-forward. 🙂

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