October Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in September.

This month I’m in the unique position of starting a new book right on the first so I’ll be adding to this list as I get stuff read. I’m a bit tired of planning out what will be read in the month so we’ll just see what shakes out. JUST KIDDING. I feel adrift.

  1. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith: I was an idiot thinking I could read this. I spent 40 pages gritting my teeth before I realized that this one just wasn’t going to happen. I can see what the hype is about but I couldn’t deal with Finn’s seizures on a very primal level and I have read enough to know that while I can recommend this books it might not be the best idea for me to read them myself. Sorry AS fans, I tried!
  2. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys: Starting this one on October 2. And finished. Everything tied up a little too neatly here and as usual The Book Smugglers had a lot of wise things to say about it.
  3. The Memory of After by Lenore Applehans: Starting October 3.
  4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  5. Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
  6. Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
  7. Princess of Thorns by Stavey Jay
  8. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
  9. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  10. Now That You’re Here by Amy K. Nichols
  11. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  12. Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis
  13. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

October 4: Still reading The Memory of After and adding some other prospective titles.

October 6: Done with The Memory of After which I think was just not my kind of book. Also giving up on The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. I think it might be a beautiful book but not one that I can emotionally deal with now (or possibly ever.

October 10: Finished Illusions of Fate which I wasn’t planning on reading this month but turned out to be the exact book I needed. It was absolutely delightful. Starting Famous in Love now.

October 22: Finished Famous in Love, Cracked Up to Be, Princess of Thorns. On to The Darkest Part of the Forest which I am about halfway through.

October 31: Ten books read this month. No complaints.

2 thoughts on “October Reading Tracker

  1. Totally respect your decision to not finish 100SM – when a book just isn’t for you, you can’t force it! Appreciate you trying, though :) What exactly had you gritting your teeth? Can I ask about how the seizures bothered you?
    Also I am looking forward to seeing what you think about Ava Lavender. I read it earlier this year and it was so unlike anything I’m used to reading in YA! It was hard to get my mind around it, my stomach to settle down, and yes, I was gritting my teeth through most of the second half.


    1. Thanks. I tweeted you about it. Now I’m kind of worried about Ava Lavender but we’ll see–I’m trying to get books read that have been on my shelf for a while so it’s probably up next.


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