October Wrap Up

October!

In October I read 15 books (holy shit) for a total of 4,042 pages and an average of 130 pages per day. Dang, I really managed to knock-out some quality reading time this month.

I had a pretty good reading month, in terms of my thoughts on the books I read. I did get hung up on Widdershins and The Song of All, both of which I actually started in September. Woof. Read a ton of awesome comics though! And Brangwain Spurge was a surprisingly wonderful read.

Reviewed:

Sip by Brian Allen Carr
First Sentence: They’d sip their shadows and the darkness stained them.

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson
First Sentence: You’ll never believe who I shout out of a crossbow today.
Notable Quote: “You’ll never hear interesting stores if you don’t ask questions. And there are interesting stories everywhere. Even the most boring person has one interesting story.”

Widdershins by Charles de Lint
First Sentence: Remember how it was when we were young?

5 Worlds: The Sand Kingdom by Mark & Alexis Siegel

The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers (review featured on Geek Girl Authority!)
First Sentence: Irjan walked with Sohja in silence.

A few thoughts on Goodreads:

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
First Sentence: It was five o’clock on a winter’s morning in Syria.

Saga vol 8 by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga vol 9 by Brian K. Vaughan

The Thief Taker by Janet Gleeson
First Sentence: Agnes Meadows first saw the girl one Monday morning, huddled in a doorway in Foster Lane.

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
First Sentence: There was only orange juice in the fridge.

5 Worlds: The Cobalt Prince by Mark & Alexis Siegel

Monstress vol 3 by Marjorie Liu

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Reviews to come:

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen
First Sentence: It wasn’t all the witch’s fault.
Notable Quote: “We can never know all the consequences of our actions.”

The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
First Sentence: Lewis Barnavelt fidgeted and wiped his sweaty palms on the seat of the bus that was roaring towards New Zebedee.


Hey, wow, I actually made a little progress in my TBR Tear Down challenge! Not much, but I finally tackled two of the four books that have been on that list for months. I’m giving myself one last chance to read the other two in November. If I don’t get to them, I’m actually going to unhaul them.

2 thoughts on “October Wrap Up

  1. Wow! Thats an impressive list. I only managed 7 books this month,.. oh the shame!
    Murder On The Orient Express has been on my TBR since i received it from my secret santa last year, I’m desperate to read it so I can watch the movie. Great post.

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