Friday, November 4, 2016

October Wrap-Up

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
Beautiful by Christina Lauren
Princess Bride by William Goldman

Reading Slump 2016 continues going strong. My work schedule continues to keep me busy. And I continue to be tired. October was a quite slow month for me in all aspect, but especially in my reading life. I know that people aren't suppose to base their reading strive off of their goodreads challenge, but I can't help it! I'm starting to fall super behind and somehow have to read 20 books in the next two months to complete it. Since I've only been reading roughly 5 books a month this presents a little problem... on a more positive note tomorrow (today) is the Blood for Blood book release party, and since Ryan Graudin lives in the same town I do I'll be headed there after work to show my support.

On to the favorites and fails.

Favorite: Beautiful by Christina Lauren. The only book I really loved this month. There were some small hiccups in this book, which kept it from having a perfect rating. However, it was close enough for it, and I enjoyed it enough that I want to put it in my favorite. The main reason I didn't give it a perfect rating was because I had to compare it to the other books in the series, and it just wasn't as flawless as the ones in the past. That being said, I really loved this book. The characters were fun, the setting was interesting, and the romance was right up my alley. If you're looking for something in the NA field to read I would recommend picking up this series.

Fails: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse. This book was just not for me. It is the epitome of contemporary ya. I've been learning and actually succeeding in liking contemporary ya this year, but this made me go right back to hating them. Seven Days of You was presented as a young adult book set in japan... that alone sounds amazing right!? Wrong! It does nothing with it's setting. Also the characters in this book are beyond annoying! This is one of my least favorite books all year.

That's it for the month. I wish I had more to say, and hopefully next month I will. Really am going to try and push myself to read the 10 books. Maybe even ease up some and throw in some graphic.

Currently Reading: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
TBR: Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin, The Long Walk by Steven King, and The Rosie Project  by Graeme Simsion. I'm also going to try and finish a couple of books I've start and put down. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler and Wait by A.L. Jackson.