Monthly Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2020!

I think we can all agree that October, like so many other months this year, has been very stressful. As many people prepared to celebrate Halloween and/or the changing of the seasons, we had an increase in Covid-19 cases across the globe and an increase in anxiety over the U.S. Presidential elections growing closer. This year has certainly been a challenging and stressful year and I can only hope everyone is looking after their physical and mental health.

In the spirit of self-care, I’ve attached a photo of my cat in this post. He’s sitting on my balcony in his harness and looking kind of grumpy. While it may not seem like it in the photo, I promise he *is* enjoying the sunshine!

As mentioned in September’s wrap-up, I took part in two reading challenges this month: 1) ARCtober with Kimberly Faye Reads and 2) Scream Queens Readathon with The Villainous Reader and Tays Tales.

For ARCtober, I managed to read four ARCs on my TBR list including Guardian’s Grace by Rebecca Zanetti, Hiring Mr Darcy by Valerie Bowman, A Very Highland Anthology by various historical romance authors, and A Favor for a Favor by Nat Chelloni. I’ve linked each of these books in the wrap-up below.

For the Scream Queens Readathon, I managed to read books for all five prompts. The prompts and books I chose included (links for books in full wrap-up below):

Category: Halloween (a book that is nostalgic)
Book: Not That Kind of Guy by Andie J Christopher

Category: Scream (a book/series with a cult following)
Book: Marked by Rebecca Zanetti

Category: Friday the 13th (a book with nature as the key element)
Book: Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti

Category: Nightmare on Elm Street (a book with a magical/fantasy element)
Book: Hero’s Haven by Rebecca Zanetti

Category: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (a contemporary book)
Book: The Roommate by Rosie Danan

Now for the wrap-up…

October Wrap-Up:
Total # of books: 15
Total # of ARCs: 4
Total # of re-reads: 0
Formats: 11 physical copies, 4 ebooks

Reading List:
Vengeance Road – Christine Feehan (Torpedo Ink 2) ⭐⭐⭐
Only Work, No Play – Cora Reilly (Tough Games #1) ⭐⭐⭐
Guardian’s Grace – Rebecca Zanetti (Dark Protectors #12) ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
Hiring Mr Darcy – Valerie Bowman (Austen Hunks #1) ⭐⭐⭐
Consumed – JR Ward (Firefighters #1) ⭐⭐⭐
The Wedding From Hell – JR Ward (Wedding From Hell #1-3) ⭐⭐⭐
The Duchess Deal – Tessa Dare (Girl Meets Duke #1) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Very Highland Holiday Anthology – Jennifer Ashley and more ⭐⭐⭐
A Favor for a Favor – Nat Chelloni ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hardwired – Meredith Wild (Hacker #1) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Marked – Rebecca Zanetti (Dark Protectors #7) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shadow Falling – Rebecca Zanetti (Scorpius Syndrome #2) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Roommate – Rosie Danan ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
Hero’s Haven – Rebecca Zanetti (Dark Protectors #11) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Not That Kind of Guy – Andie J Christopher ⭐⭐

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