Nov 1, 2017

Monthly Rewind | October 2017

I haven't posted a monthly rewind in so long! I don't even know what to share in these posts anymore. October was a great month, and even though I didn't get as much reading done as I would like, it was because it was such an eventful month.

5 things that happened in October

1. I went on vacation to Mexico with my mom: We've decided that we want to take a trip once every year if possible, and this year we went to Mexico. Last year we visited my family in Guatemala and we are already planning our trip for next year (we're thinking an Alaskan cruise!)
2. I met Colleen Hoover! I was really excited about this event, and even though it didn't turn out exactly the way I was hoping, it was still a good experience!
3. Had two couple costumes: I usually start planning costumes early in the year and I always have a hard time coming up with something my boyfriend is willing to participate with. When he first suggested a couples costume three years ago, I was over the moon. Now I have us dress up each year and this year, we had two separate plans so we did Wendy Peffercorn and Squints from the movie The Sandlot, and Spinelli and TJ from Disney's Recess 
4. Went to my first Oktoberfest: I don't know why I hadn't gotten around to go to one of these especially since I love beer, but a few girlfriends and I set up a night to go out and decided on a local fest and it was so much fun! Not sure if the event itself was worth it but it was still awesome to go out with the girls.
5. The Dodgers made it to the World Series: Okay, I know this isn't about me but my family have been Dodgers fans all my life, and they always bring up that I was a month old the last time the Dodgers won a World Series so I have literally been waiting for this moment all my life. They play Game 7 tonight, and win or lose #IbleedDodgerblue

What I Read in October 

Around the Blog
- Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway! | Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
- Author Event | Colleen Hoover - Without Merit Tour!
- Quick Reviews #9 | Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters // Bang by Barry Lyga
- Unfinished Reads #5
- Review | Fateful by Claudia Gray

Not too eventful around here this month, but I am excited to say that I am almost caught up in all my reviews and hopefully will be able to start brand new and fresh in the new year. Writing quick reviews and setting up series reviews has helped me out with that, and I've enjoyed the small changes I've made around here.

Next Month:

I plan on finishing all the books on my Currently Reading shelf on Goodreads, which has had several of the same books the last few months and it's really frustrating me now. So if that means finally DNF'ing some of those books, that's just how it's going to have to be.
November TBR
Gerald's Game by Stephen King (currently reading)
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (currently reading)
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (currently reading)
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (currently reading)
Different Seasons by Stephen King (currently reading)
The Green Mile by Stephen King
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

There's no denying my TBR is a little ambitious, especially because I do have some plans for the month that keep me from reading, but I can try my best and be happy with that :) 

Anticipated Releases
The Unremembered Girl by Eliza Maxwell | November 1st, 2017 
Almost Midnight: Two Festive Stories by Rainbow Rowell November 2nd, 2017 
The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin | November 7th 2017

I am not one to anticipate too many books when they're released because I know it will take me forever to read them, but I am hoping that with making these posts I will be able to add a few books each month that I am very likely to pick up in the near future. These three sound really good, and I am especially excited for the continuation of the Mara Dyer stories with Noah Shaw's side. Definitely need to finish that trilogy first though. 

That's it for my October wrap up thing. I really enjoyed writing up some of this stuff and I think I will be back to posting these regularly each month. I hope. I am really trying to keep my blog updated with reviews and stuff, but a personal touch is always nice too and I definitely want to mix up my blog a bit so it won't be the same old stuff. Hope everyone has a great November and I will talk to you guys soon. Happy reading :) 

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