October Reads and Reviews
What a great month of reading this was for me! I had so many books that I loved, and absolutely flew through books like I've never done before. In fact- I borrowed 4 books from the library in the week leading up to my vacation and managed to finish them all by the time I left. I'm not typically a fast reader so that was insane for me! I guess there's just something about fall reading that makes it easy to cozy up and fly through some books. Here's what I read this month! (full of mostly treats...not tricks!)
Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
Survive the Night by Riley Sager
The It Girl by Ruth Ware
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
I was debating between 4 and 5 stars for this, but honestly I have never read anything like this and there need to be more stories about Native Americans out there! This was such a beautiful story that was heartbreaking and thrilling, while weaving in stories and traditions along the way. I learned so much during this book and loved the way it was told. Daunis is such a fun and spunky character, and I loved her relationship with the others and how much the community meant in the story. Only complaint is the middle part got a bit repetitive, and it always seems a little strange for such serious matter to be told in a really YA voice. Didn’t seem to match with the actual story. But otherwise LOVE and highly recommend!
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
This was very fitting for my book club's pick this month, but unfortunately I wasn't a big fan of it. The story was set in the 90's but with all of the sexism and "good little housewives" being the main plot line it felt like it belonged centuries ago. It seemed to drag on- especially in the middle- and felt like it was the same chapter over and over until the back quarter of the book. This was also way too gory for me with some truly disgusting scenes that I had to skim through. Could have been an interesting story but it wasn't for me.