The Monthly Recap: October 2019

Posted November 14, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 0 Comments

I’m not sure what my problem is. This entire year has been a year of I thought I’d read more books this month and yet, it still hasn’t happened. We’re well into the beginning of November and I’m STILL not reading anything. Ugh, maybe next year I need to lower my reading goals and just get back to reading whatever I want, whenever I want.
Monthly Book Stats
Books Read: 13 | Books DNF’d: 0 Books Purchased: 2 | Books Received for Review: 9 | Reviews Posted: 12 Highest Grade: Moonlighter, Getting Played | Lowest Grade: Blitzed
What I Read
1. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (eBook) (Re-read) | 5 out of 5 2. The Wedding (Laird’s Fiancees #2) by Julie Garwood (eBook) (Re-read) | 5 out of 5 3. Moonlighter (The Company #1) by Sarina Bowen (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5 4. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren (eARC) | 3.75 out of 5 5. The Bride (Laird’s Fiancees #1) by Julie Garwood (eBook) (Re-read) | 4 out of 5 6. The Bromance Book Club (The Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams (eARC) | 4 out of 5 7. Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne (Re-Read) (Audiobook) | 4.5 out of 5 8. Marriage on Madison Avenue (The Central Park Pact #3) by Lauren Layne (eARC) | 3.75 out of 5 9. Blitzed (The Play Book #3) by Alexa Martin (eARC) | 3 out of 5 10. Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally (eARC) | 4 out of 5 11. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (eBook) | 5 out of 5 12. Getting Played (Getting Some #2) by Emma Chase (Audiobook) | 4.25 out of 5 13. A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh (eARC) | 3.75 out of 5
My favorite reads of the month were actually my Julie Garwood re-reads. I absolutely adored reading The Wedding and Saving Grace again. It’s always a good time when I’m reading older Julie Garwood releases. I adored Saving Grace so much that I read it twice last month. I read it before Casee picked it for our blog team read and then I read again once she decided we should read that one again. I loved both reads and decided that I needed to re-read more of my favorite older reads. Of the newer books that I read, my favorites were Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen and Getting Played by Emma Chase. My least favorite read of the month goes to Blitzed by Alexa Martin. I was bummed that I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I thought I would. The romance was slow and not the good kind of slow. it was low key boring and I wasn’t as invested in Brynne and Maxwell as much as I hoped I would be. Oh well, I’m still invested in more books from this series though. I’m crossing my fingers for Eloise’s book.
Eye Candy Friday
Eric Bayer from Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen Dean Walker from Getting Played by Emma Chase
What I Reviewed
The Duchess in His Bed by Lorraine Heath | 4.25 out of 5 Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5 Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep | 4.25 out of 5 Coming Up Roses by Staci Hart | 3.25 out of 5 Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane | 4.5 out of 5 Heiress Gone Wild by Laura Lee Guhrke | 4.25 out of 5 No Judgments by Meg Cabot | 3.25 out of 5 The Wedding by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5 Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5 The Play by Elle Kennedy | 4.25 out of 5 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston | 4 out of 5 Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore | 4 out of 5
What I Got
Crush, Interrupted by Zaida Polanco Never Got Over You by Whitney G. Getting Schooled by Christine C. Jones Don’t Break Me by Ash Ley Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning #2) by P.C. Cast Lady Derring Takes a Lover (The Palace of Rogues #1) by Julie Anne Long Instant Attraction by Lauren Blakely Getting Played (Getting Schooled #2) by Emma Chase
What I Got for Review
Open House (Uptown #2) by Ruby Lang The Earl Takes a Fancy (Sins for All Seasons #5) by Lorraine Heath Yours in Scandal (Man of the Year #1) by Lauren Layne If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha SaeedMoonlighter (The Company #1) by Sarina Bowen Marriage on Madison Avenue (The Central Park Pact #3) by Lauren Layne Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally The Kissing Game by Marie Harte
How did your month in books go for you? Read any great books that I should add to my TBR Pile? Read any downers that I should steer clear of? Share in the comments!

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