Y’all… what happened to October? I must’ve blinked, because this month went by so quickly and this reading month… I didn’t do as well as I would have liked. Usually fall is a great reading time for me. I’m not too bummed out because this month, once again, was not that great personally but I still wish I would’ve read a little more than what I have read.
I knew next to nothing about this one going into it, but I had heard good things and Mooncakes has been recommended to me for what feels like years now. This one gave me all the witchy bookshop vibes and I was so here for it. It also has rep for hard of hearing, queerness and nonbinaryness and the art style is so cute!
Next I picked up Heart Berries which had been recommended to me by a professor quite a few years ago. This one is the nonfiction, and the grief and loss and fractured nature of this one really got to me. I had to take quite a few breaks from this one.
The Girl From the Well is my first straight horror in a while and holy moly this one scared the mess out of me. I would not have read this one had it not been for the Talks and Thoughts book club, and I really did enjoy this one. The audiobook enhanced the spookiness to the perfect level – because I only listened to this one in the daylight. Run Chupeco… wow. Just amazing writing all around.
Mating the Huntress is a shifter romance that I picked up at random. I wanted to read more of Talia Hibbert’s works and used a random number generator to choose this from her GoodReads profile. If I’m being completely honest, I did take some issues with this one. I prefer some build up to personalities and I feel like the possessive personality just came off too strong too soon. I also wished that there was more of a family backdrop in this one, but I’m pretty sure it’s part of a series? So maybe I’ll see some of that in future books.
I didn’t know how much I needed the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series in my life until I picked up this one. I absolutely love and adore this series so far, and I look forward to picking up the rest of the series. I highly recommend this cozy mystery series to anyone that loves witches and the small town vibes.
Even though I didn’t read as many as I would have liked, I’m pretty proud that I picked up some books outside of my comfort zone. I finished one horror, one nonfiction, one shifter romance, and a mystery or two. I also read one graphic novel, which isn’t normally something that I would gravitate towards. So, all in all, I think October went pretty well.