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October Wrap-Up and What I’m Reading Next

Happy November!

I’m sure I’ve said it before but I seriously can not believe that it’s November already! This year has just flown by and I have read so many amazing books! I thought today I would post my October wrap-up and my November TBR all in one post. No sense in taking the time to write 2 when I don’t have the time to give right?

But first, what’s new with me?

So these past few weeks have been insane, and not gunna lie, a little bit scary. My husband was half-owner of his business for the past 4 years, and after dealing with his business partner and his employee (the business partners mom, who he couldn’t fire.) he decided he couldn’t keep going with them and has officially opened up his own business! I am so proud of him and I can’t wait to see how he does on his own, in a new location, without other people dragging him down.

Now, it’s scary because crazy business partner has now threatened him about 4 times and is acting like a crazy person. Restraining orders have been filed and our lawyer is currently working on their case so hopefully we can get over this obstacle quickly and move on with our lives.

I’ve also spent a lot of time thinking about what I’m doing, and I am thinking of going to work with my husband as soon as he starts making enough for me to do that. I’ve always loved the idea of a family business and I can’t wait to be able to be a part of it. (a paid part anyway… I am already doing a lot for free… or for breadsticks.)

So that’s about all for my big personal news.

On to October…

For the month of October I joined an amazing readathon with @rainydayreadsco on Instagram. The Spellbound Readathon was a lot of fun and I am so glad I joined!

I have always strictly been a romance reader. Joining this readathon made me branch out and read things I otherwise never would have picked up, and I learned that I really like a good thriller or mystery! I still love my romance novels, but I have seriously been missing out and have a lot of catching up to do!

October reading
October readathon

So here it is. My October Wrap-up…

As I said, I read some fantastic books this October! I am still having trouble deciding my favorite. It’s a toss up between The Last Housewife and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Both books were so good, I could not put them down. So if you want my recommendation for your next read, pick one of those two… Or both. Both works too!

My least favorite was The Mist by Stephen King. No disrespect to Stephen King! He writes amazing stories! I just generally don’t read them. He is over descriptive to the point that I can’t concentrate or I get bored. I hear some people love that about his writing and others not so much. (I did learn that I can listen to Stephen King audiobooks and not have a problem. Mr. Mercedes is fantastic!)

But this was a much shorter book than usual so I thought I would give it a shot. Honestly, the story wasn’t bad at all. I thought is showed great promise. Until I got to the last page to find that it has literally NO ENDING! It just… stops. I hate stories with no ending. Like I don’t need it all wrapped up and completely perfect, but I do need something to go on! That being said, if you don’t mind a book with not much of an ending, the story is very good.

October wrap-up
Small Town, Big Magic book cover

Small Town, Big Magic

By Hazel Beck

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Verity

By Colleen Hoover

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Verity Book Cover
October wrap-up
Behind The Horror Book Cover
October wrap-up

Behind The Horror:

True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies

By Lee Mellor

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The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires

By Grady Hendrix

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires Book Cover
October wrap-up
Daisy Darker Book Cover
October wrap-up

Daisy Darker

By Alice Feeney

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The Last Housewife

By Ashley Winstead

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The Last Housewife Book Cover
October Reading
The House Across The Lake Book Cover
October Reading

The House Across The Lake

By Riley Sager

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The Mist

By Stephen King

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The Mist Book Cover
October Reading
So what am I reading next?

I’m really hoping to keep up the momentum from October through the end of the year. I am just 3 books away from finishing my Goodreads 2022 Reading Challenge of 85 books and I am so glad I’m going to finish it! I know to some, 85 books isn’t much, but after going so long without really reading much, it is a huge accomplishment for me. Also, this is the first year that I’ve ever tracked my reading and I’ve never actually counted so I wasn’t really sure what to set it at. I am planning on upping it next year to 100 and see what happens! Wish me luck!

Anyway, here’s what I plan on reading this month.

The Naughty Or Nice Clause

By Kate Callaghan
The Naughty or Nice Clause Book Cover
November Reading
Hate, Rinse, Repeat Book Cover
November Reading

Hate, Rinse, Repeat

By Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers

Rich In Your Love

Be Pippa Grant

Rich In Your Love Book Cover

Yes, I’m getting started on my Christmas reading a little early, but I need all the help I can get to get into the spirit this year. Plus, starting the weekend of Thanksgiving, I will be working another part time job through January, so It’s going to get crazy hectic again. But a little extra cash around the holidays is never a bad thing right?

Hopefully I can read more than this this month, but 3 is all I can commit to right now. I will keep you posted!

Also, if you love books AND Christmas, come back and visit me in December. I will only be reading and sharing Christmas books! I love a good Christmas romance. Something about adding Christmas into the mix makes a story so much sweeter and more magical.

I hope you have a fantastic day and a wonderful November! And, if I don’t see you again before hand, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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