Erin’s October Reading Wrap Up

five-books-for-thanksgivingHappy November! We have officially left the scary season of Halloween behind and are into Thanksgiving and the beginning of all the baking. As we kick off the month of November, check out my reading wrap up!

Finished in November:
Love, Loss, and What We Are: A Memoir // Padma Lakshmi
–Rating: 4/5 stars
The Mothers // Brit Bennett
–Rating: 5/5 stars (EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS NOW)
Fellside // M.R. Carey
–Rating: 4/5 stars
Gilead // Marilynne Robinson
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Missing, Presumed // Susie Steiner
–Rating: 4/5 stars
Dark Matter // Blake Crouch
–Rating: 4/5 stars

Currently Reading:
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife // Mary Roach

Goodreads Challenge:
98/100 books read

Book Riot Read Harder Challenge:
I knocked out one task (read a food memoir: Love, Loss, and What We Ate) and am in the middle of another one (read a nonfiction book about science: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife). I have 6 tasks left and two months, so I am very confident I can complete it! I gave up on American Psycho AND also realized that the task is read a book the DECADE you were born, which widens my pool tremendously.

Book of the Month Club Pick:
While I absolutely adore Book of the Month Club, my 6-month subscription has ended and I can’t afford to continue my subscription at this time. SO until I’m more financially solvent, I am suspending the BOTM section of my wrap ups. I’ll be back, don’t worry!

EDIT – My mom is THE BEST and gave me another 3 months of BOTM Club! So I get to tell you that my November pick is The Tresspasser by Tana French, the 6th book in her Dublin Murder Squad series. Y’all I LOVE Tana French and I am so flippin’ excited to get her new one!

Overall, I knocked out another 6 books this month. I read 4 of those books during the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, so overall it was a bit of a slow reading month for me. I have had a couple drags and DNFs (like American Psycho) but I am excited for everything I plan to read this month! I hate having to function in cold weather but I do love curling up in blanekts and putting away pages & pages during the late fall/winter.

Don’t forget you can read detailed reviews of all the books I read at goodreads.com/emurch, and if you have any thoughts about any of the books I’ve read this month tweet me @GameandRead. Also check us out on Instagram and Litsy, both @GameandRead, and listen to the podcast available here on the blog and on iTunes.

Until next time, happy reading!
–Erin

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