Well it is rapidly sprinting toward Thanksgiving and my reading is at an all-time low. I decided to take a look at the year in review and see if I can spot anything that I might have missed, when I realized I never blogged my October books.
Here we go.
October: (14 books)
- Without Merit – Colleen Hoover^
- Until it Fades – KA Tucker^
- Hollywood Scandal – Louise Bay^
- More Than This – Jay McLean^
- Wild at Whiskey Creek – Julie Anne Long^
- Dirty Dancing at Devil’s Leap – Julie Anne Long^
- Fear Me – BB Reid^
- If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L. Armentrout^
- Where I Belong – J. Daniels^
- The Beauty of Us – Kristen Proby^
- Dream of Me – Quinn Loftis^
- On A Tuesday – Whitney G.^
- Until Friday Night – Abbi Glines^
- Under the Lights – Abbi Glines^
And there you have it folks. So much I can say here. Obviously, at well over 200 books on the year, I’ve been reading like a fiend, but, largely, these have all been good reads. On the whole that is. Then October hit. I started with a beloved favorite, Colleen Hoover and her new book. I actually waited to read it so it wouldn’t blend in with all the fabulous books of September. But I didn’t like it. Oh, I mean, it was fine. Perfectly good book and all that, but there is good and there is ColleenHooverGood. This was not the latter. At least IMO. My mother, a convert at my insistence says it was exactly that, ColleenHooverGood. It is possible that this book fell victim to The Oversell. Obviously, all my own fault, I have such high expectations for her that, well, it’s almost like she is set up to fail. I’ll have to wander through the quagmire of my mind for a solution because I just can’t go around hating on CH, she’s just too awesome.
Things just went downhill from there. Okay, that’s not really fair. The Julie Anne Long books were very enjoyable. But really, that’s pretty much it. I had high hopes for Dream of Me, and to be fair, it was a cute idea, but the story went stupid and ends on a cliffhanger and then I find out it was supposed to be a series but this is the only book she’s written and it’s been three years since this came out. So odds are that she won’t write the next one. Kind of killed my book buzz, you know?
So yeah, October was a book bust. But even those lackluster numbers got me to 219 books on the year, headed for a fantastical total of 263 books on the year. Oh my.