October was super busy around here. Every weekend was full of soccer and football and birthdays and activities and Halloween stuff. Now that it’s over I hope to finally sit a bit and relax. But I know that’s a crazy thought. Now that it’s November we’ve got birthdays and Thanksgiving and Hanukkah and lots of no school days and holiday shopping. Both our kids have November birthdays and I have done zero prep. Also, between now and the New Year we have four other family birthdays and one anniversary to celebrate as well as all of the holidays. It’s an amazing time of year for us and so much fun but also super busy. October was already slow for posts but I’m hoping I can figure out how to read, post, and get stuff done around here. You’d think after a year and a half of this, I’d have it figured out. But no. Oh well. Here’s what did happen around here in October!
Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty – ARCycling
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson – ARC from Penguin
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill – eARC from NetGalley and Random House
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale – ARC from Around the World ARC Tours
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas – eARC from Edelweiss and HarperTeen
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor – eARC from Edelweiss and HarperTeen
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughan – eARC from NetGalley and Bloomsbury
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes : Won from Foreword Literary
Of Beauty and Beast by Stacey Jay: Traded via YA Book Exchange
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake : Traded via YA Book Exchange
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff: Won from Ageless Pages Reviews
The Reading Challenge Progress
TBR Reading Challenge
Crash by Nicole Williams
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Venom by Fiona Paul
Debut Author Challenge
Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart (Turns out there is a sequel that will be out next summer!)
Paranormal Reading Challenge
Eat, Brains, Love – Zombies
Coraline – Other
1. These 2 kill me. 2. Fog and sunset. 3. The scary dentist.
4. These 2 went camping with scouts. 5. Pumpkin patch/hay maze. 6. Supporting my hubs in the marathon.
7. Seeing the OSU Marching Band Halftime Show w/Harry Potter. 8 & 9. Happy Halloween from Harry Potter and a skeleton!!