Monthly Wrap Up

October Wrap Up

October!

In October I read 11 books for a total of 2,648 pages and an average of 85 pages per day. I’m happy to report I really enjoyed most of the books I read!

I really loved my re-read of the Monstress series – every time I read the comics I pick up on more political, character, and world-building details and I love it. I was also excited to read another installment of the Greta Helsing series which makes me feel so warm and fuzzy. Summer of Salt was a bit hit for me too!

Strings
by Jeremy Scott
First Sentence:
Bong.
YA superhero fantasy

Malamander
by Thomas Taylor
First Sentence:
You’ve probably been to Eerie-on-Sea, without ever knowing it.
Middle-grade contemporary fantasy

Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo
First Sentence:
The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they haunted the Duke’s house like giggling phantoms, darting in and out of rooms, hiding in cupboards to eavesdrop, sneaking into the kitchen to steal the last of the summer peaches.
YA fantasy

Monstress vol 1: Awakening
by Marjorie Liu           

Graphic novel, fantasy

Monstress vol 2: The Blood
by Marjorie Liu           

Graphic novel, fantasy

Monstress vol 3: Haven
by Marjorie Liu           

Graphic novel, fantasy

Monstress vol 4: The Chosen
by Marjorie Liu           

Graphic novel, fantasy

Reborn
by Mark Millar & Greg Capullo

Graphic novel, fantasy

Grave Importance
by Vivian Shaw
First sentence:
“I’ve just had to rescue a third groundskeeper from drowning in the ornamental lake,” said Sir Francis Varney over the phone sounding put-upon.
Modern paranormal fantasy

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Perez
First Sentence:
Most of recorded human history is one big data gap.
Gender and data study

Summer of Salt
by Katrina Leno
First Sentence:
On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things, salt and magic.
Notable Quote: Because there was nothing in a girl’s history that might negate her right to choose what happens to her body.
YA contemporary fantasy

Better Reads Challenge:

I’m very much enjoying this daily tracking and I definitely think I’ll continue it into the new year.

Month: 29/31
Year: 290/365

Non-Review Highlights:

The Great British Bake Off Book Tag

*cover images from Goodreads

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