It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!
The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile. The more books I read, the more books I can buy. The more books I can buy, the more books I can read. It’s a win-win, right?
Books I Read in October
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson – no rating
The Dare Game by Jacqueline Wilson – no rating
Tracy Beaker’s Thumping Hearts by Jacqueline Wilson – no rating
Get Your Shit Together by Sarah Knight – 3*
P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han – 3*
Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings – 3*
How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price – 4*
The Matilda Effect by Ellie Irving – 4*
The Surrogate by Louise Jensen – 4*
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon – 4*
Book of the Month
There hasn’t been any 5* star reads this month, although the latter part of the month definitely was better for reading. 6 of these books were ones I read through the library – yay for libraries! After much thought, I am awarding my book of the month award to Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon. I can count on one hand the number of books I have read featuring a protagonist with Downs Syndrome (spoiler alert: none), and Rosie’s story is one that will stay with me for a while.
And yes, its another month *hangs head in shame* where I didn’t read a book that was on my TBR, that book being Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James. I underestimated the size of this, and I soon realised that the only way I would be able to read it before the end of the month would be to rush through it, and I didn’t want to do that. This is a book that deserves better.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness | The War on Women by Sue Lloyd-Roberts
After finishing P.S. I Still Love You, I immediately opened up Amazon to order the final instalment in the To All The Boys trilogy, Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. When I initially started reading this trilogy, I didn’t think I would become so invested in a fictional couple, but yet here we are. I am aiming to read this sooner rather than later, as I am planning to donate it to my local library so they have the full trilogy.
I recently re-read my reading resolutions for 2018 blog post, and I realised that I haven’t exactly stuck to them. In order to remedy that, I am finally going to start reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, which was one of my main resolutions. I have high hopes already.
Another one of my reading resolutions was to read more factual books, and even though I have read a few so far, I haven’t read as many as I would have liked. A book that has also been on my TBR forever is The War on Women by Sue Lloyd-Roberts, so by reading this book, I am tackling the TBR and keeping up with my resolutions too. I should probably do this more.
What will you be reading in November?