I think I did pretty good with my reading for October. 😌 I had ten books on my October TBR list, but I only managed to read eight books. Three of those were from the October TBR pile. The rest were books that I randomly picked to read. Most of the books I read were really good, so I’m not disappointed that much. I’ll go through the three books from the October TBR list first, then I’ll move on to the rest of the books I did not intend to read on October.
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5.0/5.0)
I’ve been wanting to read this book since the day it was announced that Colleen Hoover was going to publish a new book. I’m a fan of her books. This one did not disappoint. I think it’s my most favorite out of all her other books. It’s surely one of my favorite read this year. If you haven’t read it, you definitely should! 😍
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins ⭐⭐ (2.0/5.0)
Well, this was disappointing. There are so many things I didn’t like about this book. At the beginning, I was a little bit spooked, but then everything else: the romance, the parents, the friendship, the characters’ past lives, the big reveal, the writing were a bit unbearable. I really liked the cover though. 👻
Warcross (Warcross, #1) by Marie Lu ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨ (4.5/5.0)
I LOVED this one. ❤️ I have never read Marie Lu’s books and never seemed to be really interested in starting one. This one though, it was brilliant. Because of all the buzz surrounding it, I know I couldn’t keep myself from reading it any longer. I’m glad I read it. I always feel reluctant to read science fiction books because I just don’t like the idea of human get defeated by science and technology. 😂
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur ⭐⭐⭐ (3.0/5.0)
I have also read Milk and Honey, but I think I liked The Sun and Her Flowers slightly better. 🌻 The poems were very raw, soulful, and honest. They addressed a lot of important issues, some of which were even sometimes considered taboo to talked about. However, I’m really not a big fan of the writing style. Also, I feel like a lot of the poems were the ‘renewed‘ versions of poems I’d definitely heard of at one point in my life.
Time Square by Jana Aston ⭐⭐ (2.0/5.0)
This is a novella. I didn’t know this until I read it. It’s very short, simple, and quick to read. It could’ve been better. I don’t regret having read it, but I don’t feel great about it either. This was never in my TBR. I passed by it randomly. And being a reader who’s once in a while read books like this for fun, I’d decided to give it a try. I wonder if I’m being too generous with my rating. But the rating is exactly how I feel. 🙈
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.0/5.0)
I finished reading the whole series in three days. I’m feeling great about it, and I LOVED the series. 💕 There were parts from the books that reminded me of Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses. This made me furrowed my eyebrows a little bit. I wish I had read this series first than Sarah J. Maas’ books. Also, I really am not a big fan of the best friends turned lovers trope. But overall I really enjoyed reading this. 😍
Those are all the books I read on October. Oh and I FINISHED MY READING CHALLENGE FOR 2017! ️🎉 I aimed for 50 books this year, and with Shadow and Bone, I officially reached the target. I’m so happy! 😂 I plan to add another 20 books. Do you think it’s too many? How was your reading month on October? Any favorites? I’d love to hear from you! 👻