Friday, November 1, 2019

October Confessions

Is it me or is the fall season on fast forward? I feel like this month just flew by! I hope everyone had a great Halloween!  Here's what I read this month.

1.  The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (YA Historical Fiction) - 4.5 out of 5 stars
2.  Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren (Adult Fiction/Romance) - 4 out of 5 stars - Review to come!
3.  Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy (Adult Historical Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars - Review to come! 
4.  10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston (YA Realistic Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - Review to come! 
5.  The Chaperone by Laura Moriarity (Audio Book/Adult Historical Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars - Review to come! 

Chapter Books:
1.  Polly and Buster: The Mystery of the Magic Stones by Sally Rippin - 3.5 out of 5 stars
2.  Billy and the Mini Monsters: Monsters at Halloween - 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Runaway Ralph by Beverly Clearly - 4 out of 5 stars
4.  The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Clearly - 4 out of 5 stars 
5.  The Binder of Doom: Brute-Cake by Troy Cummings - 3.5 out of 5 stars
6.  The Bad Guys in the Big Bad Wolf by Aaron Blabey - 3.5 out of 5 stars




1.  Favorite Book: Marilla of Green Gables was hands down my favorite book.  Anne of Green Gables holds such a special place in my heart, so I was very excited to revisit Avonlea and some of my favorite characters.  It didn't disappoint!

2.  Biggest Surprise:  The Fountains of Silence was so moving.  I wasn't sure I was going to like the setting of post-war Spain, but this is a testament to Sepetys' powerful writing. 

3.  Biggest Disappointment: There were, surprisingly, no disappointments this month! 

4.  Favorite Post:  The Fountains of Silence Blog Tour: 10 Reasons to Read It

5.  Favorite Part of October:  All you fall lovers out there are probably going to be rolling your eyes at me, but I loved the warm weather we experienced in PA this past month.  There will be plenty of time for snow and cold winds, so I enjoyed the last few days of warmer weather.

What was your favorite book you read this month?  Any disappointments? Let me know in the comments. I hope you guys had a great October.  Can you believe it's November?! I can't! 


8 comments:

  1. This month flew by and I'm with you - I enjoyed it still being warmer outside! My favorite book in October was definitely Next Year in Havana.

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    1. I want to read that! I read When We Left Cuba and really enjoyed it! Glad to hear it was good! Thanks for visiting, Michele!

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  2. Fall does go too fast. Probably because it starts snowing here in early October. It feels like winter right now. Happy November!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Oh, wow! You guys jumped right into winter. Thanks for visiting, Aj!

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  3. I agree, October went so fast! I like the crisper weather of fall, but I don't like freezing cold weather, so this was a pleasant month - except for all the rain!

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    1. Me too! Completely agree. Thanks for visiting, Angela.

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  4. I still need to read Fountains of Silence -- hopefully this month. And yes, October was on hyper speed for some odd reason!

    Have a great month, Christina. ;D

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    1. It was really good, Joy! I hope you can read it soon. Have a great month, too! Thanks for visiting.

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