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October 2018 Reading Wrap-Up + Book Haul



Despite the fact that October was absolute chaos for me as per usual, I had a decent reading month and an even better book haul month…



Reading wise I didn’t stick to my October TBR as much as I wanted… I blame this fact on three books I had placed on hold ended up coming in this month.  All three happened to be Halloween-ish reads, so no harm done.

I really hadn’t been buying many books this year, but I definitely made up for that in October.  It’s not my fault though… I attended two book events, Kate Morton’s book tour for The Clockmaker’s Daughter and the Books by the Banks book festival.  Also a bunch of my highly anticipated books came out in October as well… my hands were tied.


What I read this month


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Book Haul

Physical Books:

» The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Guide #2)by Mackenzi Lee



» Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor



» West (East #2) by Edith Pattou





» Vengeful (Villians #2) by V.E. Schwab



» Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak



» A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult



» The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton



» Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

*Signed by Author at BBTB*



» The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

*Signed by Author at BBTB*



» Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

*Signed by Author at BBTB*



» We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

*Signed by Jason Reynolds & Sharon Draper at BBTB*



Which books did you read this month?

Have you read any of the books I read or hauled this month?  If so, what did you think?

Did you buy any books?  If so, which ones?

Comment below & let me know 🙂

10 thoughts on “October 2018 Reading Wrap-Up + Book Haul”

  1. It looks like you’ve had an excellent reading month! I haven’t read any of the books mentioned but the first books of the series you’ve read are on my TBR so hopefully I’ll be able to get to them soon


  2. Can’t believe it’s already time to do October wrap-up’s! I feel like it flew by and soon we will have snow lol! It looks like you had an awesome reading month girl! I really want to read Jodi Picoult’s new book!


  3. lol, Amanda, I’m starting to think you need to reevaluate what “chaos” means in your world, because every month is chaotic! Perhaps your life is fast-paced, and chaotic would be…what? What would that look like?

    You had a series September. I’m thinking about have a series 2019. I have so many series that I want to get through that I might just go for it. I have a whole universe by Mercedes Lackey to get through (15 books) and Irvine Welsh’s whole Trainspotting (now) series, which includes 5 books. I thought about adding a fat detective series to my fat reads quest, but what if I hate the first book in the series? I’ll have to uncommit.

    Which books did you read this month?
    I read Detroit Hustle by Amy Haimerl, a memoir about fixing up a house.

    In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, a thriller.

    Cat’s Eye, a boring novel by Margaret Atwood.

    Knit One, Girl Two, a novella.
    A few plays: Fallen Angels by Noel Coward, The Humans by Stephen Karam, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City by Halley Feiffer, and Tiny Beautiful Things, the play adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s essays.

    The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, a musical.

    Have you read any of the books I read or hauled this month? If so, what did you think?

    I haven’t read any of the same books as you!

    Did you buy any books? If so, which ones?

    I’m keeping buying to a minimum, but I bought Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky, a novel about a fat anthropologist, on Liz’s recommendation.


  4. Wow! You had an INCREDIBLE October! Don’t sell yourself short. So many posts! So many books read! I love it. Plus, many of these books were delightfully thematic for October. Overall your reads for October were really positive! I’m so glad.

    I also love White’s The Conqueror’s Saga. However, I haven’t read Frankenstein— I am ashamed. Perhaps I can read both of these books next October? We shall see!

    Your haul is only 3 books, so I wouldn’t worry about it. 😉 I purchased Vicious and Vengeful this month. I fell in love with Vicious last month, so I figured I should get both books instead of just Vengeful. XD I spoil myself sometimes. Books are so easy to buy.


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