This month was an AMAZING reading month for me! The rest of the year, I was reading maybe 3 books a month, but in October I read 10 books!
I think part of that was that I was rereading a series I loved, The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. If you aren’t familiar with it, It is the book series that the HBO show True Blood is based on. I loved the show, but no surprise, the book series is better in so many ways! I am trying to reread the entire series (I never read the series finale) and then I want to rewatch the show (I never watched the last season) And then make a big post on it maybe.
So here is what I read in October:
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #2)
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #3)
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4)
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5)
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6)
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7)
This series was originally called the Southern Vampire Mysteries when I read them years ago and I guessed they changed the name to make them more recognizable. The series is about Sookie who is a barmaid in rural Louisiana and also a Telepath! Her fellow humans have never really liked her because her mind reading power (which they pretend doesn’t exist most times) freak them out. No surprise, she feels more at home among the supernatural population in her area. Although Vampires are the only ones who have admitted their existence to humans so far, there are many different types of supernaturals still living in the shadows. Sookie gets caught up with different vampire and supernatural politics, business and wars and almost dies a million times. This is an adult series, there are brief sex scenes (Unlike the show which is FULL of explicit scenes) This series is really good! If you are over 18, I would strongly recommend. I actually had an english teacher my senior year who recommended it to me.
ALSO, I just want to highlight that I have been rereading this entire series using the Libby/Overdrive app which uses your library card to connect you to your library’s ebook and audiobook catalog. You can borrow or put holds on ebooks and audiobooks through the app and can even read the books through your Kindle app! I have 5 library cards in 3 states and so far every single one has worked with Libby! It is a good way to support your local library, even if you are too busy or lazy to stop by physically! At the moment I am listening to the Everless audiobook through it!
7) Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge (The Spellwork Syndicate #2)
The second book in the Spellwork Syndicate series about a young witch, Anise who works for her aunt in her magical bakery and keeps being in danger for one reason or another. Really good magical cozy mystery! You can read my full review of the first book HERE, and my review of the second book HERE
The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
Who will be left after lights out?
Tag, you’re it…
It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before—
At Cate’s isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game—it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “Killed” during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.
But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she’s the next target?
You can expect a full review of this book soon!
The Merciless by Danielle Vega
Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned
Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .
I don’t usually read horror books but this one wasn’t what I expected. You can expect a full review soon!
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.
Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
I listened to the Ebook for this book and bought a copy of the sequel the next day! You can expect a review of this book soon!
I am hoping to have just as good reading months for the rest of the year so that I can make my reading goal for this year! I need to read 14 more books!
What did you read in October? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!