October Reading Wrap Up

Happy Thursday book friends! We’re almost at the end of Blogtober already. I’m honestly surprised I’ve kept up so long. I haven’t missed a day! Well, there’s two more to go, of course… The good news is that I’m super close to completing my Goodreads challenge after this month!

I don’t think I’m going to finish another book before the month ends, so I’m just going to wrap up now! I might finish a non-fiction, but since that’s not reading for fun, I don’t feel like I have to include it. October wrap up

In all, I read four books this month. That’s definitely not my best, but I’m also satisfied with that number. Especially because I finished my first book of October on the 17th…

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These Violent Delights

By Chloe Gong

So here is the first book I finished in October! I was in a bit of a slump at the beginning, so it took me like two weeks to finish this book. But I’m glad I stuck with it, because I really enjoyed it! I received an e-arc via NetGalley, but you can also read my full spoiler free review right here!

Kingdom of the Wicked book cover

Kingdom of the Wicked

By Kerri Maniscalco

The second book I finished this month was another e-arc. Kingdom of the Wicked was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so I’m glad to say that I loved it! It was perfectly atmospheric, and fit so well into the season. Even though it takes place in Sicily, and there are multiple mentions of the hot weather in the book… Anyway, this book is out in the wild now, and you can read my spoiler free review here!
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A Heart so Fierce and Broken

By Brigid Kemmerer

There are many things that I really loved about this book. The new characters, the new adventure, the deeper plot. But most definitely the sisterly relationship between Lia Mara and Nolla Verin. You would expect them to be fierce rivals, but that is not the case. I really liked that despite these sisters sort of living in each other’s shadow, they were not pitched against each other for the story’s sake. Anyway, I’m highly anticipating A Vow so Bold and Deadly now!

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Caliban’s War

By James S.A. Corey

It’d been so long since I read the first book of the Expanse series that I was afraid I wouldn’t understand this story at all. But I am pleased to say that as long as you remember the main events, you’re good. The story takes place quite a while after the events in Leviathan Wakes, which made it seem like a fresh start. I highly enjoyed this book, and I’m glad I finally picked it up. I thought it was better than Leviathan Wakes, which has a lot to do with new characters and character development. My new goal in life is to become like Avasarala.
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And that’s it for my October wrap up! Even though I didn’t read a lot of books, I’m happy to say that the ones I did read were really good. Have you read any of these yet? Any on your TBR?

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  1. October 30, 2020 / 1:45 pm

    I want to read Kingdom of the Wicked so I am glad you enjoyed that one! I loved A Heart So Fierce and Broken! I enjoyed it more than ACSDAL. I can’t wait for the next book.

    • simonevanheijst
      October 30, 2020 / 3:31 pm

      I’m so happy I liked it! It’s so different from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series because of the fantasy aspect. I’m sure you’ll love it too! And I agree with you on AHSFAB, I liked that one more than ACSDAL too.

  2. October 30, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    All these books look amazing. Here’s hopefully to a better month! I also had a bit of a slump too.

    • simonevanheijst
      October 30, 2020 / 7:16 pm

      I blame my slump on the weather haha. Hopefully we’ll both have a better November!😄

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