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October 26, 2017

Reading Wrap-Up // Blogtober, 2017.

Heeeello, everyone!

This month has been very unpredictable reading wise.. I read two books in two days and then the reading slump caught up to me. I really thought I would be able to smash my TBR with the Spookathon, but that didn't happen. At least I got to read some great books and I finally crossed one that had been on my TBR for AGES, which always feels amazing. I'm basically done with my Reading Challenge this year. I wanted to read 50 books and I think I'm up to 57 already.

However, I really want to beat my last year's number. I read 79 books in 2016 and I was kinda hoping for 80 this year. I know it's a long shot, but I think I can do it. I have no idea why this challenge is so important to me, it just is. I just need to stop wasting precious reading time on Netflix and Youtube.. If you want to keep up with my challenge you can click right here, but for now let's get to this month's reads!
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling // I liked this book. This is part of the Hogwarts Library set and it was the last one I had to read. If you're not a big fan of Harry Potter, you have no idea what this book is, but it's basically a wizard's fairytale book. I love Harry Potter, so I will probably read anything related to this world and this story, but this was just ok. It was nothing fancy or a must-read, however if you're a fan of the wizarding world I know you will read this no matter what I say.

Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie // This book was amazing, seriously.. I have no idea why it took me so long to read Agatha Christie. I love mysteries and thrillers and this was super cool. I'm gonna be honest, I only picked it up because I heard there's a movie on the works and I wanted to read the book first. But the important thing is that I read it and loved it. I loved the train setting, the main character is just too cool and it's "historical"accuracy also really impressed me. This was super fast paced past and it kept me on my toes the whole time. I'll definitely read more of Agatha Christie's books!

Asylum - Madeleine Roux // This book was kind of a let down. I decided to read this one for the spookathon because I needed a book with a scary word in the title and asylums are really scary, in my opinion. This, on the other hand, was not scary at all. Yeah, some of the pictures were a little creepy, but the overall plot was really simple and kinda silly. The writing felt very middle grade and sometimes it felt like the author was just trying to hard and things just were not adding up. I did not like this and I do not recommend it.

Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake // Guys, I did not like this book at all. Another one that I read for the spookathon and I was not expecting to hate this book so much. The spookathon was not very successful. This was just boring. I felt like nothing was happening, there were pages and pages of internal monologue and you guys know how much I hate that. And that ending was just meh. I kept reading and thinking that a big plot twist was coming, but it never did. 

Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn // This was awesome! I had hopes for it and it did not let me down one bit. This had everything I wanted in a thriller and more. It was super fast paced, the main characters was interesting and different and that plot twist was insane. Gillian Flynn's book are very different from the norm. Her characters are not likable and that's why I love them so much. They're real people, with real problems and it's like she's writing what people think but don't say out loud. If you like thrillers, you need to read this one!

Those are all the books I read this month! If you want to keep up with my reading or just chat more about books, you can add me on GoodReads - I usually review books over there as soon as I read them, so we can chat and maybe be reading buddies. I'm sooo pumped for November, guys. The end of the year is when I shine because there's not much going on and I can just read read read. I'm also super excited for holiday and Christmas novels - I'm already planning my TBR. If you couldn't tell, I cannot wait for Christmas!


Did you have good reading month?
Which books did you read?!

Let's hang some more!

Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk to you soon! 

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