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Happy Wednesday!! It is officially my favorite day of the month…the day I talk about all of the books I read the month before!! I am seriously obsessed with reading and so this is my favorite post of the month to write and by the feedback I get from y’all I think y’all love reading as much as I do.
If you have been keeping up, I am trying to read 100 books this year. I got close last year with 88 books and with this month’s books I am at 98 for 2018. Soooo close!! I am excited to see where I end the year at!!
If you have ever wondered how I read an average of 10 books per month I can promise you it’s not because I sit around and read all day. In fact, in between working 50+ hours a week at my full time hospital job and blogging I hardly have the time or the energy to do anything else. However I do love to read and so I made it a priority a few years ago and have been listening to audio books and reading books on the Kindle app on my phone ever since!
You read that right, I “read” a lot of audio books. I check them out from my local library’s website and download them to an app on my phone. I listen to them when I drive, get ready, clean house, all the time! I also check e-books out and download them to the Kindle app on my phone. And I recently joined Amazon’s Unlimited Books thing. Basically you just pay $10/month and can read any of the books marked “amazon unlimited” for free. I love it!
Anyway, enough on how I read my books, let’s see what I read this month!
ONE. Dreams of Falling by Karen White. This book was sooo good! It’s southern chick lit and it’s about three best friends and their lives over the years. It takes place in the present day but has several flashbacks. It’s a fantastic book about female friendships, the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters, romantic love and of course murder?? It’s really a great book!!
“Three lifelong best friends. One dark secret that will reverberate for generations to come. Told in multiple timelines of the present and the past, this is Southern fiction at its best. A novel about dreams, friendship, and family, Dreams of Falling will make you long for home.”—PopSugar
TWO. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas. This is the sixth book in the Throne of Glass series and I am obsessed!! I think the latest book just came out, or maybe is about to?? Anyway I can’t wait to read it!!! This is a great YA series about a kings and queens and assassins and witches and shape shifters and so much more! I love this story and can’t wait to read more!!
THREE. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. This is another Sarah J Maas series and I love it almost as much as the Throne of Glass series. It’s about fairies and curses and fighting for what you believe in and has an amazing heroine that is just so likable, flaws and all. I can’t wait to read more of this series!
A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. Absolutely spellbinding.–Alexandra Bracken, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
FOUR. Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni. This is the second book in the Tracey Crosswhite series that I started last month. This series gives me Alex Cross vibes in that it’s all based on the cases worked by a kick ass detective except this series is based in Seattle and not Washington DC and the main character is a woman and not a man. Either way I love a good murder mystery!
FIVE. In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni. This is the third book in the Tracey Crosswhite series I mentioned above.
SIX. Legendary by Stephanie Garber. This is the second book in the Caraval series that I read earlier this year (or maybe even last year). This is kind of a “life after the game” book with the addition of a second game. These games are life and death and this is one you won’t want to miss!
“Caraval was a roller coaster ride of twists and turns, and the latest installment lives up to that standard and more. Garber succeeds marvelously in broadening this magical, seductive world.” ―New York Daily News
SEVEN. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish. Y’all. I love me some Tiffany Haddish!! Ever since I saw her in Girl’s Trip I became a woman obsessed! She is hilarious and just real. Her story is amazing and sad but she doesn’t give a f*&^. She talked about growing up in the foster system, her failed marriage and crazy boyfriends, getting to where she is today with the help of some amazing teachers and comedian mentors and she makes me want to try even harder to reach my goals! Read it y’all!!
“Haddish is a hilarious, badass, and magical woman, and her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, is further proof of it. This book will have you ugly-crying with laughter as the actress delves deep into the (very) intimate details of her personal life, using the same incredible sense of humor and fierce, unflinching honesty that won our hearts in the first place.” (Shondaland.com)
EIGHT. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. This book just proves that you really have no idea who anyone really is…your neighbors, family, spouse, etc. Everyone has secrets and in this emotional roller coaster of a book you will begin to question every person in your life. This book is about a couple whose baby is abducted from right under their noses and they go through hell and back to try and get her back. It’s a really good read!
“A twisty, utterly riveting tale that will send readers on a wild roller coaster ride of emotions. Shocking revelations kept me turning the pages like a madwoman.” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Playing with Fire
NINE. Final Girls by Riley Sager. I love a good mystery and this one kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was listening to it!! This book is about a woman who is the sole survivor of a mass murder and her life after the incident including her relationship with two other women who are survivors of similar events. This book is about the murder of one of those women and everything that led to her death. It’s a seriously good, twisty book!!
“Stephen King dubbed this page-turner about three women with a seriously grim bond the ‘first great thriller of 2017.’ So yeah, it’s good.”—Cosmopolitan
TEN. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Y’all know I love a good Rainbow Rowell book and I couldn’t believe it when I found one I hadn’t read yet! This book is about two work friends whose emails are being read by an IT person at their job who falls in love with one of the women despite having never met her. This book is about relationships…the relationship between the women, the guy’s relationship with himself and his mother and a few more. I love the engine of this book!!
And that, my friends, is what I’m reading in the month of October. If you want to catch up on my previous month’s book posts here are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September!
What books have you been reading lately??