And I blinked and it’s November.
It’s a wrap on October! (only like 8 days late…) 😆 and although I didn’t read all the spooky books I wanted to … it’s fine, cause I read them all year long anyway!
16 books… my top 3:
✨The Line Between by Tosca Lee
✨The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Fischer
✨One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
Honestly, they were all pretty damn good! A few I didn’t love – but hey, you can’t ‘em all!
Did I read any of your favorites? See anything on your TBR here?
October 2019 Reads:
Audiobooks 3 | EBooks 4 | Print 9
One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski
This was a really interesting dual timeline mystery. A girl goes missing almost 30 years prior in a sleepy rich beach town. Now the past is coming back to haunt a woman who is determined to find out what happened to her. Cue the secrets and betrayal!
The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz
So something happened that night that Edie shot herself. And Lindsay is convinced that Edie pulling the trigger is definitely NOT what happened that night. Definitely intriguing and a fun mystery!
Little Weirds by Jenny Slate
This is exactly what the title says. A bunch of little weirds. Little snippets, ramblings, thoughts, essays, monologues, lists. All very weird. I was confused. I laughed hysterically. I smiled. I don’t know what I just read read but I kinda liked it. And Jenny Slates voice is up there with James Earl Jones and Morgan freeman. She can read the phonebook and I’ll listen!
Off the Grid by Robert McCaw
This was my first thriller/mystery I’ve read set on the big island and I am totally feeling the mixture of suspense and espionage and the beauty and history of the tropical paradise! A really fun and exciting read.
The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson
Told in two parts. This one follows Mrs. Miller, and the “other” Mrs. Miller. Phoebe Miller has inherited lots of money from a pretty crappy dad. And now that he’s gone – she’s a rich bored house wife with entirely too much time on her hands. She drinks too much, has let herself go, and is dangerously close to having her marriage fall apart.And then something happens and we meet the Other Mrs. Miller. Ha! You have to read it to get it!
Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Sucha gorgeous tale of a woman named Anna who flees the Dominican Republic for a better life in the US and to hopefully help her family back home … only to find something definitely, not better. So raw. So real. Beautiful story. The audio was fantastic!
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker
You guys. THIS book. Check out my review here. It’s SO GOOD.
The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
WOW. This one’s a hard one to review. The story is SO enhanced by such an incredible and unique cast of characters that I don’t think my words could do the story justice. You need to MEET the characters and immerse yourself in the feelings of the story. Please read this.
The Line Between by Tosca Lee
AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING. I LOVE end of the world books. Apocalypse books. Dystopian books. Cult books. Imagine this: you FINALLY get out of a horrible oppressive cult and get outside the walls and BAM… the world is ending – people are infected with something that makes them sick and die. Talk about luck. Lol. SO FUN.
The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Fischer
Huge fan of Bear Grylls and Naked & Afraid type survival shows – but I still don’t think that if my plane crashed in the South American jungle I’d survive 5 minutes. I’d get hungry & cranky and itchy & bitchy. The Amazon is pretty but I’ll stick to the one that sells books! AMAZING BOOK.
Excuse Me by Liana Finck
This one had me LOL’ing so loud. These thoughtful yet hysterical “Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self” are just what the doctor ordered if you need a giggle. You can check out some of them on her page @lianafinck and laugh along!
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
So, I really wanted to love this one. It just felt like it was trying way too hard. And in the middle I just felt confused. Not liek when a thriller throws you off and confuses you to throw you off a trail.. but thoroughly felt like I didn’t want to read anymore cause it felt like work to pay attenion. A “trying-too-hard twist” for sure – that was totally unnecessary in my opinion.
How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper
Is it weird to say a book that leans so much on the subject of death was one of the most fun things I’ve read this year? I loved this book so much about a man who works to find next of kin for those who have died alone. And also has told a massive lie to get the job. Heartwarming and heartbreaking equally. SO GOOD.
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Not my favorite CLO book! This one was definitely no Unhoneymooners. Missing that sparkle, romantic tension, and FUN. Felt like two separate stories and I just came away feeling a bit bored.
This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps
So, I love Busy. And I knew I was going to love this book either way. It’s juicy and gossipy and raw and real and HYSTERICAL. Just don’t listen on audio faster than 1x… she sounds CRAZY when you FF her voice!
Enough by Shauna Ahern
This one was rough, and raw, and fascinating… from writer Shauna M. Ahern, of Gluten-Free Girl fame. I don’t really know her – or anything about her – but I still enjoyed these essay very much!