October 2018 wrap-up

Books I’ve read this month

Over this past month, I’ve come to realise it’s not really that big of a deal how many books we read in a month? As long as we’re reading, right? Even struggling through 1 book for the entire month is an achievement, we should stop putting ourselves down for how little we feel we’ve read! I read 3 books this month and I’m fine with that!

Books read: 3
Pages read: 1,326
Female authors: 1
Male authors: 2

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough


Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
Halcyon by Rio Youers


Other books I’ve reviewed this month


Favourite book of the month

Halcyon by Rio Youers book cover

I really enjoyed the Paul Tremblay book but there’s something about Halcyon that’s pipped the post and made it my favourite read this month!


Books bought or received this month

Purchases: 3
ARC: 1
Gifted: 1
Book Swaps: 2

Shoutouts to:


The BookBum Club


I am putting The BookBum Club on hiatus. Life is hectic at the moment and I’m struggling to find the time to keep on top of everything. I’ve really enjoyed doing this book club but it’s time for a break! Thanks to everyone who has joined in with the club since I started it, it means a lot!


Book goal update

goaloctI thought the month of horror would grab me and I’d be reading loads, but it didn’t turn out that way!

Still behind on my books but I’ve got a few days holiday left to take so I might create myself some long weekends and dedicate my time to reading!



Here are the pics I posted on IG this month!



I haven’t discovered any new music this month, all I’ve been listening to is the My Favourite Murder podcast!


Personal update

October has been a crazy month but not particularly busy! Firstly, Matt & I were this close to putting a deposit down on a house but in the end, we didn’t feel the property was right for us and backed out… which means the struggle of now finding something else that we like but I’m glad we didn’t jump straight into the first property we saw!

Next up, my cousin got engaged which is super exciting and I’m so happy for them both. We went out for a big family meal the weekend after they got engaged to celebrate, and then my uncle and his long-term girlfriend announced that they’d got secretly married!


Matt and I went out on a date night on Friday after we go off work. We went out for an Italian and then to the cinema to watch Bad Times at the El Royale which I’ve been wanting to see for ages! I ended up really enjoying the movie. I thought it was really well shot, the cast was fantastic and it was so intense! I had neck ache from tensing so much.

As it’s Halloween today, I’m going to a horror maze this evening with some of my family. I’m not doing the maze myself, because I’m a big baby, but Matt is and while he’s in there I’m going to have a catch up with my cousin!

That’s a wrap

So that’s it for this month! November is tomorrow which means my birthday is in 4 days and I’m going to Norway!! Next months personal wrap up is going to be far more exciting!

I hope you had a nice October! What were some of your highlights of this month?

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