October Wrap Up 2017

Halloween has come and gone and I can finally get to that jolly festive feeling. I LOVE this time of year. It’s terrifying to think that we’ve already reached the last 2 months of 2017, but there’s always a magic in the air around this time.

I had a good reading month in October. I binge read the Brooklyn Bruiser series by Sarina Bowen and loved it. Honestly, these sports contemporary novels are defining my reading life nowadays. I haven’t been drawn to a fantasy book in months, which sucks cause I have a lot of amazing fantasy books I need to read, but the pull to these sports contemporary novels is just too strong. What I love about Sarina Bowen’s books is that they have that perfect balance between the sports and the romance. You will be swept off your feet by the romances in this series, but there’s also a lot of heart and passion for hockey in them. 

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Waiting on Wednesday: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao

Publication Date: October 10th, 2017

Goodreads Summary
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Bountiful

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Bountiful (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen

Publication Date: October 20th 2017

Goodreads Summary
No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Turtles all the Way Down

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Turtles all the Way Down by John Green

Publication Date: October 10th 2017

Goodreads Summary
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

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October Wrap Up 2016

Happy November everyone.

Autumn has well and truly arrived. I’ve got my layers on and seasonal coffee in hand. In September, I reached a new high and read a staggering 7 books. I was hoping to carry this momentum into October but sadly I faltered. However, the two books I did read put me in a sever book coma. I’ve not fully recovered from the trauma but I insist that anyone that hasn’t picked up these book do so now so you can feel my pain. 

I’m still trying to catch up with my reviews for the books I read in September but I can guarantee a review of both of these books will be up when I escape this book coma.

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