Monthly Rundown: (Ominous) October 2017

Posted November 3, 2017 by Bonnie in Monthly Rundown / 4 Comments

Books Read = 7

Oh, well, could be better, could be worse. I started off the month actually on a bit of a roll, finally getting out of my… oh… 4-month hiatus. But then I got a second job. And a new TV that I can watch netflix on! Who can guess what my free time is now spent on? But 7 isn’t bad especially when you look at my 0 in July. Oops. At least I managed a couple reviews too. πŸ™‚

Posted Reviews

*I did a mini-review forΒ Give a Girl a KnifeΒ in my Top Ten Tuesday post.

Other Reads

A few of these I still plan on reviewing considering they’re review books but I’m slacking.


Review Pending:


Ominous October – The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan StroudBest of the Month: The Empty Grave by Jonathan StroudΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
I’m incredibly hard to please when it comes to ending a series in a satisfactory manner. It’s not that I never want series’ to end, it just needs to be done right! I have loved this series so much from the very beginning and I was so nervous about reading the finale but I had nothing to worry about: it was perfection.

Least Favorite: The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford β˜…β˜…
This was one I was extremely excited to get to in October. It sounded like the perfect kind of creepy but it really wasn’t and the ending was just bizarre.

Biggest Surprise:Β Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir by Amy ThielenΒ β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Still navigating the waters of Foodie Non-Fiction and this one sounded like it could be a different take on the typically told world of a chef tale. It was. It also made me realize the vast limitations of my own cooking skills. πŸ™‚

Biggest Disappointment: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, Owen KingΒ β˜…β˜…
I’m a huge King fan and even though I keep saying that his newer works just aren’t as good as his oldies, I still keep reading them. I get what the duo was trying to do in terms of gender stereotypes, but they just didn’t quite succeed.



4 responses to “Monthly Rundown: (Ominous) October 2017

  1. Man, Twilight Pariah really missed the mark for me too. I expected so much more and was so excited to read it. I thought it was like a lot of horror themes all mashed together. I think I gave it 2/5 too but still need to put my review on the blog. I also read Rosemary’s Baby though and liked it a lot better. 7 books is great and hey, sometimes you just need to watch TV and chill.
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    • I still need to write a review but I’ve just been so ugh about it! Rosemary’s Baby was better, I agree. The only one I didn’t get to this year that I super wanted to was Hell House! Maybe I’ll squeeze it in before next October. lol Yes, sometimes TV is necessary. πŸ™‚

  2. Well hopefully November will be better. I am currently about 3/4 through Sleeping Beauties, I wish I was loving it more, and I am tempted to quit, but I have come this far…..

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