October has come and gone, and November is well on its way out. Which means it’s time to review everything I read last month. And, uh, it was actually quite a bit. I had several re-reads in there because I was missing those particular stories. I also read several Halloween-themed books, which I loved! All in all, I read 24 (!!) books in October, bringing my gap to two hundred books read in 2023 down to a mere 20 books. I think we all know I will have no problem checking those off before midnight strikes on December 31st. So without further ado, let’s jump into my #Octoberreads. (And no, I’m not going to cover every single book I read, just some of my top picks!)
- Highball Rush by Claire Kingsley
I know I had two books from the Bootleg Springs series on last month’s reading list, but I keep heading back to the series. I can’t help it! Reading about how the most trouble of the Bodine clan finally gets his happy-ever-after is too good!
- Pretend Your Mine by Lucy Score
Call me a sucker, but I do love some romantic storylines. And this one, between Luke & Harper, is a doozy!
- The Coworker by Freida McFadden
Freida McFadden is seriously one of my favorite thriller/suspense authors. While this book does have echoes of Gone Girl, the plot twists will keep you on your toes.
- Morbidly Yours by Ivy Fairbanks
What happens when you mix a socially awkward undertaker with a bubbly cartoon creator? Mayhem. Especially when you throw in the whole married by a certain age to inherit the family business trope.
- Happily Haunted Afters by Brittany Kelley
Second-chance romance? Check! Weird small town? Check! Haunted hotel? Check!
- The Paris Roommates by Ava Miles
Such a cute story of six former roommates coming back together to help their old mentor recover from devastation. I can’t wait for more of this particular series to come out!
- Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea
Imagine crashing face-first into your high school nemesis while decorating for your picture-perfect senior prom and knocking both of you out. Then imagine waking up and finding out that you and said nemesis are 13 years older and engaged. WTF-ery ensues.
- Never Lie by Freida McFadden
Perfect marriage, perfect life, and finding your dream home? Not quite. Like I said, Freida McFadden is the master of twists. And you won’t see them coming.
- Ward D by Freida McFadden
Secrets come out to play in this mind-bending thriller about a med student terrified of spending the night locked in the hospital’s psych ward.
- Bewitched By You by Kendra Mase
A complete opposites attract and finding yourself romance, witchy vibes included.
- Awkward In October by Teresa Yea
What happens when you decide to completely change your life? You buy a house across the country sight unseen and get suckered into a not-so-secret setup by one well-meaning granny.
- A Ghost of a Chance by Brittany Kelley
Are ghostly encounters pushing two wayward souls together? Yep! Sign me up.
I also read a few more Freida McFadden books, several Gregg Olsen books, and of course a whole host of romantic comedies. I would also say, I read probably 95% of these books through Kindle Unlimited. Without my KU subscription, I would not be able to consume books at the rate I do. While I do read physical books, e-books allow me to read so much more, without taking up physical space in my life/house. Something I’m sure my husband is grateful for! If you have a big reader in the family, think about gifting them a Kindle Unlimited subscription for the holidays. Honestly, if they read at least three books a month, the subscription basically pays for itself. Definitely something to think about!
And with that little sales pitch, I’m going to wrap this post up! I can’t believe in just one day, it will already be December. Also, I feel like I say that all the time. I hope you find some books on my #Octoberreads to pass the time with this holiday season, be it traveling or hanging out by the fire or tree.