October has been a busy month for me if you didn’t know already: I started university at the end of September and lectures/classes didn’t start until October 1st. So, I’ve been adjusting to a new schedule, commuting back and forth university 4 days a week and been too tired to read as much as usual. Plus, studying English Literature I have a lot of required reading to do.
The first book I finished in October was *Strange Ink by Gary Kemble. This was an interesting mystery story, perfect for this time of year!
Rating: 3.25 Stars
Review + An Extract here
The next book I finished was an audiobook. I’m now getting back into listening to audiobooks since I’m commuting to university! Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman finally was available from my library and made my commute SO much better.
Rating: 5 Stars!
Next, I finally finished Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig, I started this in September and was using as my commute book, whilst waiting for audiobooks to become available. Non-fiction always takes me longer to read anyway. This was really good and insightful
Rating: 4 Stars
Next, I finished Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
I actually started this back in September, the 29th, I believe. I hoped I’d read it quickly and before Muse came out. Nope. Finished this on October 26th. University got in the way and completely filled my time, so this got put down for long periods, which may have hindered my reading experience. It was beautifully written, so unique and great. I love Laini!!
Rating: 4 Stars
Review coming soon!
Lastly, I managed to squeeze in my reread of Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas. I freaking love this book.
I really cannot wait to get to Kingdom of Ash, I’m probably going to skip rereading ToD just so I can jump into it.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reread review coming soon!
Books I read for university (that I counted in my Goodreads challenge):
- The Romance of Tristan by Béroul
- The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare
- Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
- Venus and Adonis by Shakespeare
October Blog Posts:
September Wrap Up!
Favourite Magic Systems | Top 5 Wednesday
Release Day Review: Soulbinder by Sebastien De Castell (Spoiler free!)
Reread Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Favourite Villains | Top 5 Wednesday
Review: Strange Ink by Gary Kemble (+ An Exclusive Extract!) | Blog Tour
Reread Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
End of Summer/ Autumn Collective Book Haul!
Audiobook Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Binge-Worthy YA Books! #1