I’m back with a new blog. I’ve been missing in action because we had troubles with our connection but now it’s okay and I can do some catching up now! This time, I’ll be sharing to you the books I was able to read in the month of October as well as the books I bought or was given to me.
Let’s start of with the books I was able to acquire last month. As a bibliophile with responsibilities, we wish to have books all the time. For me, books are my comfy blanket. I find the greatest comfort in reading books and shopping for books, even just by strolling around the book store and not buying anything. I went to the book store a couple of times last month. From one of the trips, I was able to buy two books for a cheap price.
I got the ninth book of The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison, Bratfest at Tiffany’s. I got it for a cheaper price than buying it somewhere else. I bought it for only Php115 or less than $3 USD from a bargain bookstore at the mall. I’ve been trying to collect and read the entire series and I am glad our bargain bookstore has copies of these books at cheaper prices. So, now I am in search for the rest of the series and it’s companion summer collection series. (Although, I’m a bit too old for these kinds of books but I’m a child at heart, so you can’t prevent me from not reading them! Ha.)
With that book I was also able to get a book with a Christmas theme. Since Christmas is fast approaching, I want to read a book set in the holidays because that would just be perfect for the season. The book is compilation of two novellas written by Colleen Coble. The first novella is Silent Night then the other one is Holy Night. With just the title, I know I would definitely enjoy it in our Christmas break next month.
And on that same very day I bough those books, I received two mails from Book Depository (You might have seen the unboxing blog already). Each package has a book in it and it’s the books I’ve been dying to receive ever since I chose it as my giveaway prize. And those books are A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, both by Sarah J. Maas. I am so in love with these books. Receiving them makes me want to reread them! I do plan to reread it next year or soon as my copy of ACOWAR would arrive.
Days later, I got my very first Sarah Dessen book. I heard a lot of great things about this author and her books, so you can’t imagine how excited I was to own one of her books. This was the Book of the Month of Empire Crates June box. I have this book for months but haven’t decided to actually call it as my own. So the book is Once and For All. I like the premise of this book and I really wish to read it soon, but my increasing TBR Pile doesn’t allow me to do so, for now.
So those are the books I acquired, now for the books I was able to read over the month of October.
First up is The Raven God by Alane Adams. I’m such an awful reviewer that it took me awhile before I was able to read this book fully. But at the end of the day, I loved it and kinds miss the adventures of Sam and his friends.
The next book I was able to read is Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover. It’s clear that I’m still in a CoHo marathon over the whole year and I regret nothing because her books are so amazing. I loved the first book but had a few issues but this book is amazing. You can clearly see that raising your siblings and balancing school are not an easy job for someone who just went through the death of both parents in a span of two years. I won’t be able to handle that if I was in her/their shoes. I cannot wait to read the last book soon.
I also was able to read Nowhere to Run by Jeanne Bannon. She was kind enough to give me an Amazon Gift Card to purchase her book and review it for her. I was so glad I accepted it because the book was amazing. I didn’t know that I enjoy reading mystery books before. I was never a kind of person who reads mystery or what, but this book makes me want to read more mystery now. (If you have suggestions, feel free to comment below or hit me on my Instagram account, @wandersbetweenpages).
I have rewatched the two Descendants movie for the 5th time last month and cannot help but fall in love with all the characters over and over again. And I just remembered that the movie was based from a book written by a Filipino author! So I decided to read the first two books, Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost, of the series (or is it a trilogy?). With that, I fell much more in love with the characters as I read the book and as I watch again the movies.
- The Raven God – ★★★★★
- Point of Retreat – ★★★★★
- Nowhere to Run – ★★★★★
- Isle of the Lost – ★★★★★
- Return to the Isle of the Lost – ★★★★★
All in all, last month was a productive month, I am close to achieving my GoodReads Reading Challenge goal and I plan to surpass it.
Thank you for reading and have a great day! Don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know your achievements last month.