October Wrap Up: Audio Books and Scary Stories

Hello again honeybees! I’m so glad this month is over. Breakups, mid-terms, mental break downs, flare-ups, family illness, etc etc. I’m so over it.

I’m surprised I even read what I did! But I did get to a few good readsthis past month. Let’s get into them and finally end this month.

Books Read

Ghost 19 by Simone St. James

★★½

I wanted to like this one a lot more than I did but it was…stale. That’s such a strange word to use to describe a book but this book wasn’t very original, wasn’t very entertaining (despite being a novelette and not long enough to be truly boring), or satisfying. It’s set in an earlier time period and the entire plot is just very guessable and boring, from something that was supposed to be a spooky ghost story. The audiobook is probably slightly more interesting than the text copy but it wasn’t an amazing few hours.

Thanks anyway PRH audio. You’re still the best ❤

14 Ways To Die by Vincent Ralph

★★★★

I bought this on a whim during Black Friday last year when Target had a sale on books. The plot looked super interesting and it’s one of the few YA Thrillers I have on my shelves. It was actually the perfect read for the beginning of the fall quarter with it’s short chapters and quick moving plot. I had a great time reading this and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. I can’t wait to read more of Ralph’s thrillers.

Survive the Night by Riley Sager

★★★

This is my second Sager novel. If I’m not mistaken, the narrator was the same. Sager seems to have a formula that works for him and it does work. I didn’t love how everyone just glossed over one character’s bad actions, which also happened in the other Sager book I read. The multiple plot twists in the third act are always fun, though, and I was on the edge of my seat. This was a wild ride!

This isn’t a huge amount of books read, but it’s more than I thought I would read in October. My goal was to read one book lol. I’m glad I even mildly enjoyed what I read. It took me weeks to read 14 Ways To Die even though I really enjoyed it. It’s just so hard to read while school is kicking my ass.

This is usually the part where I talk about my month but I really rather not go into detail. I broke up with my boyfriend right before our three year anniversary, which was a whole ordeal. My great grandpa is really sick right now and my family is devastated to see him in this state. I was pretty unwell mentally and physically throughout the month and I’m glad it’s over.

How was your October? Did you read any good books? Did you dress up for Halloween or celebrate at all?

*I was a student from Monsters University for Halloween but very few people actually knew who I was, which was kinda strange. I feel like Monsters Inc. /Monsters University are pretty popular movies? Thoughts?

Thank you for reading! Find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads for more bookish content and chats. Bye for now, honeybees!

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