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Books I read in October

I was in a reading slump, but with the help of Kindle unlimited and a Colleen Hoover book, I got through it!

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Before we get into what I read last month, I want to set a few reading goals for myself for the rest of the year. I met my Goodreads goal of 100 books for the year in September. But I never met my goal of reading non fiction books.

So, with two months left in the year, I figured that I could read AT LEAST TWO non fiction books. Like geez LOL. So I looked on my to be read shelf and picked two:

Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C Ford ( it’s free on Kindle Unlimted if you have it. )


Believe it By Jamie Kern Lima.

I really wanted to set a goal to only read books that I already own and haven’t read, but I remembered that I pre-ordered at least 4 books that are coming out in November and December so that was a fail. LOL

But I will share my books I intend to read in November over on IG soon.

I was in a reading a reading slump at the beginning of the month. I had started maybe 10 books and finished none. So for me, this was a low read month. BUT the books I did choose to read were excellent, and I am very very very thankful for my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

1.The Bennet Woman By Eden Appiah-Kubi

Let me start by saying Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorites.

I usually refuse to read books that put a spin in the classic because I’m usually disappointed.

This one has so much potential due to the diversity of our main characters but my God is dragged.

And dragged
And dragged.

But despite itself, the story came together well in the end as we knew it would.

It was good… but we needed about 50 less pages.

Rating: 3 Stars.

2.Parallel By Elle O’Roark

Ohhhh mmm geeee!!
This was one of the best kindle unlimited books I’ve read!

I was in a clear reading slump when I heard about this one on a book podcast I listen to. I was intrigued but leary since it was not my typical type of book that I read.

But it was SO GOOD.

Keep in mind, there are two other books in this series, but I’ve only read this one.

I MIGHT read the rest…soon

Rating 4 1/2 stars.

3. It Starts with Us By Colleen Hoover

Ok honestly , I thought .. this can’t possibly live up to the hype.

There were a LOT of differing opinions about this book. A saw a lot of MEH’s and a lot of LOVE IT.

I think if you were looking for a happy ending for our two characters, you loved this book. If you wanted more drama, you didn’t love this book.

I wrote a full review here.

My Rating: Five Stars

4.The Weight of Blood By Tiffany D Jackson

I kept seeing this book on booktok and I RESISTED because Booktok has burned me many many many times.

I even saw this book in the library, picked it up and then put it back down.

But finally, I gave in and IT WAS WORTH IT!

This was a sort of retelling of Stephen King’s Carrie, with a racism twist, that goes all the way left for everyone involved.

I loved it.

Rating :Five stars.

4 and 5. Shadow Touched and Curse Touched By Becky Moynihan

One of my book friends told me she was reading the first book and I’m on the third as we speak. Kindle unlimited was good to me this month!

From the publisher: “perfect for fans of TwilightVampire Diaries, and modern Beauty & the Beast retellings. Sink your teeth into a world of dark mystery and forbidden desire. “

Basically think Twilight…but better writing, no really cringy characters

Rating: 3 Stars. Because each book ends in a cliff hanger.