October Wrap-Up and November TBR 2016

I’m skipping Mini-Review Monday because I honestly have had a crazy week and just haven’t had time for anything. I apologize for being absent with liking/commenting on blog post. Anyways!! I am so happy that October is over, can the rest of the year move along as well too? K, thanks.

I only read 2 books lol. I was busy watching Sons of Anarchy.

Don’t mind if I do Jax. (I’m going to get so much
crap for this lol)

On to the books I read in October:

  1. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★.75
    Fantasy, Young Adult
    I have not written a review for this book. I just felt really underwhelmed with all of it. That’s the best way to describe my feelings towards this one.
  2. Gemina (The Illuminae File #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ★★★★★
    SciFi, Young Adult
    I have a rave review for Gemina here

So this month I went to New York Comic Con with my brother and met up with my fave/book twin/book soulmate/friend Lilly @ Lair Of Books. We scored so many books!! Lol. I split the book haul into 2 parts. For Vol. 1 click here and for Vol. 2 click here

Writing wise, I posted 7 poems. 3 for my People I Once Knew segment and 4 personal. If you want to check out my poetry, click here for the page =)

November TBR (to be read)

I never have a monthly TBR planned out because
A. I’m a mood reader
B. I’m a mood reader
C. I’m a mood reader

HOWEVER!!! This month I have some ARCs and highly anticipated releases that I am definitely going to get too. So let’s get to it =)

  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a Young Adult Retelling where Marissa Meyer writes a prequel of Alice in Wonderland featuring Queen of Hearts as the main character. We get to meet a sweet girl by the name of Catherine and this is her story. I’m buddy reading this with Lilly since we snagged an ARC copy at Comic Con, if you want to read the full synopsis click here.
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid is a Young Adult SciFi novel about engineering beings rather humans, an empire, and rebellion.  Which is what I got from the slightly confusing synopsis. I also snagged an ARC of this book at Comic Con and for some reason I thought it released later in November but nope. Ugh!! If you want to read the full synopsis click here.
  • Replica by Lauren Oliver is another Young Adult SciFi book, yay to me that I’ve been reading more SciFi lately lol. This book is about clones Lyra and Gemma who do not live near one another at all and all of a sudden things go haywire for both Lyra and Gemma in which makes Gemma go to where Lyra is at. Both girls do not know one another, from what I gathered in the synopsis. If you want to read the full synopsis, click here.
  • Midnight Hour (Shadow Falls: After Dark #4) by C.C. Hunter is a Young Adult Paranormal story. I will not be including a brief synopsis because I feel like it would spoil. However, if you like boarding schools, witches, vampires, fairies, werewolves, a mix of everything paranormal then read the first book Born at Midnight =)

And that is it my friends! I hope you all have a lovely November, let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books, your thoughts, etc etc..I love to chit chat, it keeps me sane lol. What do you plan on reading this month?

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45 thoughts on “October Wrap-Up and November TBR 2016

  1. Really great TBR, I want to read/have read most of them this month! You know about Midnight Hour 😉 and I received Replica in my Nerdy Bookworm Box last month. I haven’t heard of The Diabolic before but it sounds awesome so I’m definitely gonna add that to my TBR – and don’t even get me started on Heartless….😍😍

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  2. You know what Gray! we have had an INSANE October on so many fronts lol smh. You have just reminded me that I never did my wrap-up/haul…funny cuz yesterday I was thinking “I’m forgetting something” bahaha! I suspect the rest of the year will be sort of the same with the holidays & food commas sure to take over. You had a strong writing month so *applause* looking at the glass half full instead of empty 😉 Annnnnnd you’ve discovered a skill in aesthetic creating lol. I LOVED October & all it’s cray <3!

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    • Lol thank you thank you thank you!! Now you have another post to get too =) oh I completely forgot about the aesthetic thing…yes, you’re right! I will be creating one for Heartless hehehehe


  3. Yes!!! Finally another blogger who is a mood reader like me:)! I’ve been feeling very behind the game because I don’t plan my TBR’s out in advance unless there’s an ARC deadline. I very much can change my mind from one day to the next on what I feel like reading so I love that you said that for your upcoming Reads!!

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  4. So what kind of reader are you? 😉 I’m expecting Heartless in the mail next week, but lord know when I’ll finally be able to read it! XD And don’t worry about not being around often ‘enough’. Everyone needs a breather. And some SoA to drool over ^^


  5. Sounds like you had a busy October Gretchen, hopefully your November slows down a little so you can get some more reading done, but NYCC sounded amazing and it seemed like you had a great time as well!
    I hope you enjoy Heartless and Replica as well. I just finished Replica last week and really enjoyed it, also I have really high hopes for Heartless too!
    I’m a mood reader as well so I feel your pain when it comes to monthly TBRs! 🙂

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  6. Oh my gosh, Sons Of Anarchy is my FAVORITE! I love Jax so much! So happy you’re enjoying it :). I am in the same boat with you, this past week was insane and it’s only Monday and I feel like this week will be just as worse! This is my first time checking on here since Friday!

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  7. I’m a mood reader too, however if I don’t have some type of TBR I can’t decided what to read lol When I make my monthly TBR, I usually include a wide variety of genres and keep it short (5 books) so that I have some wiggle room to squeeze in some spontaneity 😊

    Cheers to a fabulous November!

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  8. 😂 Your comment about not doing a TBR because you’re a mood reader, that is me too. I stopped doing TBRs last month because making one only made me feel pressured to read the books I picked when I ended up not being in the mood for them. I can’t wait to see what you end up thinking of Heartless. And I hope you have a great November! 😊

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  9. Hello fellow mood reader, I can’t do TBR either because I don’t stick to them. I write them and then when it comes to picking a book from it i’m like ‘pffft you can’t tell me what to do’ and I pick up something else. I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on Heartless though!

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  10. Seems like some good books this month! I was fortunate enough to get a copy of The Diabolic from Simon & Schuster and I’m psyched! So I’ll be reading it soon.
    But I love your 3.75 stars on Crooked Kingdom! I really wish real rating sites let us do stars more accurately than just whole ones…sometimes a book deserves three quarters of a star, you know?

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  11. Yay on the TBR! Looks like we will be reviewing a few of the same ones! Loved the Lunar Chronicles so I cannot wait to read Heartless by Marissa Meyer! Also just got my copy of Midnight Hour so I can’t wait to “live” Miranda’s life! I look forward to your reviews!

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    • Aww thanks so much Penny!!!!! I hope you enjoy Heartless, it was pretty amazing. So happy to see another fellow Shadow Falls reader, I rarely encounter those lol!!! I hope you enjoy all the books. Happy reading!!!


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