Goodbye October & hello November!
October is always our busiest month of the year, so it always flies by! I must admit, I am looking forward to the end of 2020… Fingers crossed that 2021 is better!
Let’s see what I’ve read in the month of October…
Like I mentioned, October is always the busiest month of the year for my family. This of course translates to not having much free time to dedicate to reading or blogging. Now that November is here, things usually tend to slow down.
» Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
An excellent biography of the inspirational RBG. She was a very impressive woman.
You can read my mini review here ⇒ Mini Book Reviews: October 2020 – Part 1
» The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Another 5-star read from V.E. Schwab! Will be on my favorites of 2020 list.
» Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2) by Lyssa Kay Adams
Disappointing sequel to the charming first installment.
» Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Excellent thriller that will keep you quickly turning pages.
» A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness
Oh man is this one hard to rate. The first 50% of this book were slow & boring, but the second half of the book was progressively better.
» The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I loved everything about The House in the Cerulean Sea. This book warmed my heart and was just what I needed this year.
Goodreads Challenge Update: 104 books in 2020
Mini Book Reviews: October 2020 – Part 1
» Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend
Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, helped bring down the nefarious Ghastly Market, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919. Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts of the Accomplished Wundersmith, and control the power that threatens to consume her.
Meanwhile, a strange and frightening illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning infected Wunimals into mindless, vicious Unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. There are whispers – growing louder every day – that this catastrophe can only be the work of the Wundersmith, Ezra Squall.
But inside the walls of Wunsoc, everyone knows there is a new Wundersmith – one who’s much closer to home. With Nevermoor in a state of fear and the truth about Morrigan threatening to get out, the city she loves becomes the most perilous place in the world. Morrigan must try to find a cure for the Hollowpox, but it will put her – and everyone in Nevermoor – in more danger than she could have imagined.
» This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell
Who are you?
What is your identity?
What is racism?
How do you choose your own path?
How do you stand in solidarity?
How can you hold yourself accountable?
Learn about identities, true histories, and anti-racism work in 20 carefully laid out chapters. Written by anti-bias, anti-racist, educator and activist, Tiffany Jewell, and illustrated by French illustrator Aurélia Durand in kaleidoscopic vibrancy.
This book is written for the young person who doesn’t know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life. For the 14 year old who sees injustice at school and isn’t able to understand the role racism plays in separating them from their friends. For the kid who spends years trying to fit into the dominant culture and loses themselves for a little while. It’s for all of the Black and Brown children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn’t stand up for themselves; because the colour of their skin, the texture of their hair, their names made white folx feel scared and threatened.
It is written so children and young adults will feel empowered to stand up to the adults who continue to close doors in their faces. This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it. In short, it is for everyone.
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 🙂
2 thoughts on “October 2020 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up”
I’m so impressed you’ve ticked over 100 books this year! I’m sooo hoping I’ll be able to achieve that one year but I’ve fallen so short in 2020! I can’t wait to read Addie La Rou, so many amazing reviews about it!