October Wrap Up

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It’s November already??? I can’t believe how fast the last half of the year has gone by.

October was an okay-ish reading month for me. I started well at the beginning by reading a lot ARCs I needed to get to for reviews and books I needed to finish from the previous month. But then somewhere in the middle of the month I slumped. Then towards the end I’d gotten back on track. I think I read a total of 8 books this month which is more than I usually read and I ended up genuinely enjoying all of them, which was nice.

I also completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge!!! I never thought I’d actually finish it this early.

2018 reading challenge complete

BOOKS READ

Shadow of the Fox

5 STARS

My review is available here!

Beneath the Citadel

4 STARS

Review hopefully coming soon in November!

On a Sunbeam

 5 STARS

Review here!

Aquicorn Cove

4 STARS

Review here!

Little & Lion

5 STARS

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

5 STARS

Blood Water Paint

5 STARS

The Cruel Prince

5 STARS

POSTS MADE

Guest Post on Ace of Ben’s blog: Mental Health Book Recommendations

Top 5 Tuesday – Tropes I Want More Of

October TBR

Trick or Treat! Book Tag

Most Anticipated Spooky Releases of 2019 – Part 1 and Part  2

Top Ten Tuesday – Bookstores On My Bucket List

The Weather in Books Tag

Nostalgic Halloween Favorites

WWW Wednesday – October 24th

Top 5 Wednesday – Characters I’d Dress Up as For Halloween

Halloween Book Tag

MONTHLY FAVORITES

MOVIES

October is usually a movie-heavy month for me so I did try to watch a lot of Halloween/scary movies.

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Halloween

I finally watched this classic Halloween movie, or should I say THE Halloween movie. I definitely really enjoyed this. I love the 70s feel from it and I also adore Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. Genuinely scary.

Halloween II

Then I watched the sequel and while I don’t necessarily LOVE this one like the first one I still enjoyed it and it had plenty of jump scares.

Shaun of the Dead

My favorite of the Cornetto Trilogy by Edgar Wright will always be Hot Fuzz but I really enjoyed Shaun of the Dead! It had great comedy and so much action! Definitely one of the better zombie movies I’ve watched.

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Fright Night

I watched this a few years ago and it’s always stuck with me. It’s very 80s and very cheesy and very creepy. Its so much fun especially if you love vampire and vampire lore!

Fright Night (2011) Remake

Because I loved the original so much I didn’t expect to enjoy the remake but the remake is just as FUN. This is how I would love to see all remakes done. This has just enough of a modern take on it that it kind of it makes it its own movie but still shows appreciation and respect for the original.

Scream

Of course I had to watch this one. I also think this movie while also being a good scare is a really funny scary movie.

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Hocus Pocus

A great nostalgic ride! Apparently this year was the 25th anniversary!

The Lost Boys

Another vamp-y 80s favorite of mine. I love the soundtrack and the aesthetic.

The ‘Burbs

I guess the trend for this Halloween for me was spooky movies that have some fun romps and comedy in them. This one is pretty hilarious and also creepy.

SHOWS

Hilda

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HILDA! I cannot recommend this show enough! This was such a cute and whimiscal show about Hilda and her adventures with all the strange creatures of the city.

VIDEO GAMES

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Night in the Woods

I really loved this one! It has a wonderful fall aesthetic and also deals with mental illness. The message is portrayed wonderfully and this game also has some replay value so I can’t wait to play it again next Halloween!


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2 thoughts on “October Wrap Up

  1. Great reading month!!! Aquicorn Cove looks so cute. I can’t wait to read that one. I love Halloween, Scream and Hocus Pocus! I usually watch Hocus Pocus every Halloween but didn’t have time this year 😩 so I definitely have to try and do it soon. Night in the Woods is so good! I really need to replay it.

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    • Thanks! 😀 I’m proud of myself lol. Yes it’s an adorable story but it also has a really great message! Awww I almost missed out on Hocus Pous, but I watched it on Halloween night. I might replay Night in the Woods again very soon. Maybe this month to be honest lol. Such an amazing game. ✨

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