October 2019 Wrap-Up

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Here’s my October Wrap-up by the numbers:

  • 19 books total (2 DNFs)
  • Average Rating: 3.7
  • 16 physical books, 3 e-books, 0 audiobook
  • 16 fiction, 3 non-fiction
  • Genre: 5 contemporary fiction, 2 literary fiction, 2 historical fiction, 1 memoir, 2 non-fiction, 5 thriller, 2 young adult
  • Rating: 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫, 8 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Author: 11 female, 8 male, 0 they/them

So far this year, I’ve read 146 books and my average rating is a 3.9 (I’d still like to see this number a little higher).

My favorite books of the month were Cantoras, The Dutch House, Evvie Drake Starts Over, and The Dearly BelovedIf forced to choose just one (which would be really hard), I would have to choose Cantoras because I can’t stop thinking about it. It was so good. I have thought a lot about The Dutch House as well, but it hasn’t held on to me the same way as Cantoras.

Here’s the complete breakdown. (Click on the link to be taken to my original review).

Complicated Issues/Relationships:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** Cantoras by: Carolina De Robertis (Knopf) – Pub Date: September 3, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Dutch House by: Ann Patchett (Harper) – Pub Date: September 24, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Dearly Beloved by: Cara Wall (Simon & Schuster) – Pub Date: August 13, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 After the End by: Clare Mackintosh (Putnam) – Pub Date: June 25, 2019

Atmospheric Writing:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Night Circus by: Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday) – Pub Date: September 13, 2011

The Most Unique Book Premise I’ve Ever Read:

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Need by: Helen Phillips (Simon & Schuster) – Pub Date: July 9, 2019

Books About Grief:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 A Monster Calls by: Patrick Ness (Candlewick Press) – Pub Date: March 12, 2013

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 How To Make Friends with the Dark by: Kathleen Glasgow (Delacorte Press) – Pub Date: April 9, 2019)

A Book About Love:

*** Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption by: Daniel Jones (Broadway Books) – Pub Date: September 3, 2019

WWII Historical Fiction (Graphic Novel):

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📱 Irena (Book One): Wartime Ghetto by: Jean-David Morvan (Lion Forge) – Pub Date: August 13, 2019

Memoir:

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📖 *** Toil & Trouble: A Memoir by: Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin’s) – Pub Date: October 1, 2019

Thriller: 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 The Turn of the Key by: Ruth Ware (Simon & Schuster) – Pub Date: August 6, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 A Nearly Normal Family by: M.T. Edvardsson (Celadon) – Pub Date: June 25, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📖 Imaginary Friend by: Stephen Chbosky (Grand Central Publishing) – Pub Date: October 1, 2019

Cute Romance with Some Substance:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** Evvie Drake Starts Over by: Linda Holmes (Ballantine) – Pub Date: June 25, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 American Royals by: Katharine McGee (Random House) – Pub Date: September 3, 2019

Don’t Feel Bad for Skipping:

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by: Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown) – Pub Date: September 10, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** Twenty-One Truths About Love by: Matthew Dicks (St. Martin’s) – Pub Date: November 19, 2019

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖 *** Speak No Evil by: Liana Gardner (Vesuvian Media) – Pub Date: October 1, 2019

Not For Me (AKA: DNF):

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by: Russell Brand (Henry Holt) – Pub Date: October 3, 2017

A House of Ghosts by: W.C. Ryan (Arcade) – Pub Date: October 1, 2019

What was your favorite read in October?

 

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)

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