Nov 1, 2018

October Book Reviews

Happy November 1st, friends! I had SUCH a good reading month in October and I cannot wait to share the 8 books that I read. October (and all of fall really) is such a busy month with school, but for some reason it didn't affect my reading thankfully! Let's just jump right in!

I had been seeing The Book of Essie everywhere, but since it was labeled "literary fiction" I didn't think it would be for me. Don't get me wrong, I love a good classic or more of a "thinker" book, but I just wasn't sure about this. But then so many of y'all kept saying that you loved this one and everyone kept telling me to pick it as one of my Book of the Month add ons, so I listened and y'all were right! 
I really liked this story. It reminded me of The Duggars even though I've never watched that show. I gave this one 4 stars because I did feel like some stuff was left unresolved at the end. 

I must confess, I was never a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines. I thought he was silly and annoying and I just didn't get the hype for these two. Then I started watching Fixer Upper and now I get it. I just adore Chip and Joanna and I am officially obsessed. I LOVED their book!

This was like The Book of Essie. I've seen it everywhere, but it didn't sound like my cup of tea. SOOOO many of y'all said it was your favorite book of the year and that convinced me to pick it up. Again, y'all were right! I LOVED this story! I wouldn't say it's my favorite of the year, but I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it to y'all!

The Royal Runaway has been on my radar since summer and I've been counting down its release date and sadly I didn't love it. I had hoped it would be like The Royal We, but it just wasn't. There was way too much spy stuff and not enough cute interactions between the two main characters. I wasn't a fan of this book. :(

Christina Lauren is quickly becoming one of my favorite romance writers. I LOVED their upcoming release about two friends who realize they might be more than just friends after they both sign up for online dating. It was a quick, cute read!

Jodi Picoult's newest book was our October pick for #lalalifebookclub and I had mixed feelings on this one. I gave it 4 stars. I loved how addicting it was, but the number of characters and the fact that it was written backwards made it confusing at times. If you want to hear more of my thoughts, click the story highlights in my profile. Who else read this one this month? What did you think??

I was worried this would be another run of the mill thriller, but man was I wrong! Y’all, this thriller is soooo good! Everyone that picked it for their Book of the Month choice made a wise decision. The Lies We Told is about a man who has disappeared and his girlfriend is looking for him. Somehow he is connected to something that happened 20 years earlier with a missing girl that may or may not be his sister?!? Sooo good! 

I was so surprised at how much I LOVED The Accidental Beauty Queen. Her books are like Hallmark movies...they just make you happy! This one is about an elementary school librarian and her beauty queen sister and how the librarian has to step in and help her sister at a beauty pageant. Of course she falls in love with the pageant judge! If you love Miss Congeniality, you’ll love The Accidental Beauty Queen. This book comes out in December, so mark your calendars, friends! 

So that's what I read during October. What did you read?? 

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