Happy Halloween (coming from the reader who read 1 ‘spooky’ read this month)!! October was the beginning of cozy season. While I hung out with friends on weekends and did some fall things (my sister and I went apple picking on the most gorgeous fall day last weekend), there were plenty of quiet moments on the weekends spent reading.
I almost always have a sprinkle of YA in my reading, but YA books made up at least half of my total reading AND were my favorite reads. My absolute favorite book of the month was Isaac Blum’s The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, & I really enjoyed reading The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson, Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka , and the Birthright trilogy by Gabrielle Zevin.
Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson | 3.5/5 Stars
Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka / 5/5
The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead | 4/5
When We Were Bright & Beautiful by Jillian Medoff
Luck and Last Resorts by Sarah Grunder Ruiz | 3.5/5
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum | 5/5
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson | 4.5/5
Birthright series by Gabrielle Zevin: All These Things I’ve Done, Because It is My Blood, & In the Age of Love and Chocolate | Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds | 4/5
Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean | 4/5
From Scratch (Netflix) – From Scratch is based on Tembi Locke’s memoir of the same name (there were some changes, but I feel like it captured the spirit of the book well), following her life after meeting her husband in Italy. I watched an episode here and there … and then binged the last five. There were some moments when I think the acting could’ve been better, but I still sobbed during the seventh episode and was teary during the last few.
Not a TV show but I watched Jessica of Peace Love Books and Lacey of LaceyBooklovers’s romance predictions for the Goodreads Choice Awards and agreed with most of their predictions. I personally would LOVE to see Book Lovers by Emily Henry take the title, but I think Colleen Hoover has it in the bag with It Starts With Us.
What did you read and watch in October? Anything I read? Share in the comments!