October 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp

I haven’t done a monthly wrap-up since June! I fell into a weird reading slump practically all summer. I was reading a book here or there, but I was certainly off my normal pace by quite a bit. I finally feel like I got back into the swing of things in October and I am so excited to be reading again! I’m also ecstatic to report that 12 out of the 14 books I read this month were NetGalley ARCs so I am getting caught up on some of my backlog! I am still behind on posting some of my reviews, but hopefully I will catch up with those in the next week. 

Now the details! Below you will find a summary of my October reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats so far this year.

Click on the links to read my full reviews.

Books Completed/Reviews Posted in October

  1. The Nerviest Girl in the World by Melissa Wiley ★★★☆☆
  2. The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jamie Jo Wright ★★★☆☆
  3. The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons, and Vicky Alvear Schecter ★★★★☆
  4. The Forest of Stars by Heather Kassner ★★★★☆
  5. The Lost Village by Camilla Sten ★★★★☆
  6. Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg ★★☆☆☆
  7. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth ★★★★★
  8. Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power ★★☆☆☆

Finished Reading in October (reviews to be posted in November)

  1. How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
  2. The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
  3. The Castle School by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
  4. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
  5. The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser
  6. The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary by Robb Pearlman

Did Not Finish (DNF)

None this period.

Currently Reading

  1. ARC – The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson
  2. Personal Choice – The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
  3. Personal Choice – The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
  4. ARC – Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art by Deborah Reed

Up Next in my Reading Queue (TBR in November)

  1. The Essence of Darkness by Tom Clearlake – ARC
  2. Crossings by Alex Landragin – ARC
  3. Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay – ARC
  4. The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous – ARC
  5. Heartbreak Bay by Rachel Caine – ARC
  6. The Wayward Spy by Susan Ouellette – ARC

If I can read the 6 ARCs above in November, I will be over 80% on NetGalley! WOOT!

As of October 31, 2020, I have read 102 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year!

So, that is my wrap up for October. I hope you are all staying healthy!

HAPPY READING and THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ME!

June 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp

Well, I went on a little bit of an unintentional hiatus in June. I was busy with work and other things in life and I just didn’t have the time or energy to sit down and write reviews… and that is okay. I always told myself that I was doing this blog for the love of reading and sharing my thoughts about books with others, and I never wanted it to feel like a chore. I didn’t stop reading though, so hopefully I am going to blast you with some book reviews in July!

Now the details! Below you will find a summary of my June reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats so far this year.

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May 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp

Maywrap

May was a great reading month for me, both in quality and quantity! I tried to really focus on making time for reading this past month and I feel like I was successful. It doesn’t hurt that I really enjoyed most of the books I read this month, also!! YEAH!

Now the details! Below you will find a summary of my May reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats so far this year. Continue reading “May 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp”

March 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp

March Wrap

Well, goodness sakes! This month was definitely one for the books! This COVID-19 pandemic has put everything into a tailspin! I’m sure most of you all are just like me and under a stay at home order of some kind. While I am designated as an essential worker due the type of government contracts I work on, I am fortunate enough to be able to do my work from home. I have only been out of my house twice since March 12 and both times were to get groceries. It is very surreal. As an introvert, Continue reading “March 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp”