Monthly reading review – October 2019
This October I have read:
Buick Rivera by Miljenko Jergović ★
The Royal Companion (The Companion, #1) by Tanya Bird ★★★
The Emerald Talisman (Talisman #1) by Brenda Pandos ★★★
Black Butler Vol. 1 (Black Butler, #1) by Yana Toboso ★★★★
Stray (Shifters #1) by Rachel Vincent ★★★★
Suddenly by Candace Camp ★★★
Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)
by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti ★★★
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2)
by Robert Venditti, Rick Riordan ★★★★
1. How many books you’ve read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?
Due to the trip I recently made I lost a whole week of reading time so I’m a little grumpy to have gone back to single digits by reading 9 books in October.
2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in October? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?
I’m very much into the Grishaverse with Shadow and Bone book by Leigh Bardugo. I’m slowly savoring the characters and the story. I’m hoping to have enough time to rad the whole trilogy soon!
3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?
The only book I was really not happy about this October was a book club assignment – Buick Rivera by Miljenko Jergović. The plot was completely lost on me and the characters did not help. The book actually started really good but somewhere along the way all sense of the plot was gone.
4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?
I made a list of fifteen books I wish to read by the end of the year and so far I’ve rad three books and started on another two from the list which is cool. You can check out my list HERE. Also I made progress with my TBR Jar Draw reading challenge by reading two picks in one month! You can check both in my posts HERE and HERE.
5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?
This October I’ve actually started a few new book series! From all the first books of the series I’ve started I will be continuing almost all of them. The two exceptions are Kindle editions that I am not ready to invest in to buy the sequels so I can read them further: The Royal Companion (The Companion, #1) by Tanya Bird and The Emerald Talisman (Talisman #1) by Brenda Pandos. I guess I was not that impressed with them to really want to spend money to continue reading them.
6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?
Aside from being lost in Grishaverse trilogy I am quite enjoying going back to Rick Riordan’s world of half bloods and Percy Jackson series by reading the graphic novel editions. At first I was not that thrilled with the artwork but the story is still amazing. Sadly I have only first three graphic novels and I don’t know when will I get the other two
Book Reviews in October:
Suddenly by Candace Camp ★★★ – CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW
Stray (Shifters #1) by Rachel Vincent ★★★★ – CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW
Rogue (Shifters #2) by Rachel Vincent
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #3) by Robert Venditti, Rick Riordan