October Wrap-Up and Book Haul

October was the release month for a few eagerly-awaited books so my haul is a little bigger than last month!

Books Read: 18
ARCs Read: 5
Favourite Books: Muse of Nightmares / Skyward / Kingdom of Ash
Least Favourite Books: Rubbernecker / The Woman In Black

Books Read in October

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Percy Jackson: Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Eve Was Framed by Helena Kennedy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Road by Jack London [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson [eARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer [Litsy Whodunnit] ⭐⭐⭐

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Girl Squads by Sam Maggs [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Woman In Black by Susan Hill ⭐⭐⭐
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

October Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought:

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell (Signed Barnes & Noble)
Heroes by Stephen Fry (Signed)
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (Litjoy)
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (Litjoy)
Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (Shelflove)

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Owlcrate)
Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Owlcrate)
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Illumicrate)
Muse of Nightmares 
by Laini Taylor (Goldsboro & Illumicrate)
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (Signed)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Collector’s Edition)
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Fairyloot)

This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (Waterstones Exclusive)
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas (Indigo Exclusive)
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

ARCs/Review Copies:

Girl Squads by Sam Maggs (Quirk Books)
Still Lives by Maria Hummel (Quercus)
The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker (Little, Brown)
Harley Quinn: Mad Love by Paul Dini & Pat Cadigan (Titan Books)
The Dark Vault by VE Schwab (Titan Books)

Books Received as Gifts:

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Overall, I’m pleased with my book haul of 25. I’ve realised that I buy too many special edition books though and also need to cut down on my book boxes. Fingers crossed next month I can get my haul to under 20 books. What were some of the books you bought in October? Any that you’d 100% recommend?


  1. briannamarielifestyle

    31 October 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Omg!! That’s a lot of books! I wish I read that fast!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 November 2018 at 12:33 PM

      I have insomnia so a bonus is spending hours reading!

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    31 October 2018 at 2:20 PM

    You got The Dark Vault! I want that one. I read Lady’s Guide, too, and really liked it. I hope you enjoy your new books!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 November 2018 at 12:35 PM

      Thank you! The Dark Vault looks great. I’ve only heard good things about it!

  3. Cora @ Tea Party Princess

    31 October 2018 at 4:00 PM

    I got the special edition of Six of Crows too, I couldn’t resist haha. You’ve had a fantastic month for books 🙂
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 November 2018 at 12:36 PM

      Thank you! It was definitely too pretty to resist! 😂

  4. ACourtofCoffeeandBooks

    31 October 2018 at 6:19 PM

    That’s a ton of books bought and read! So cool!

  5. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    3 November 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Wow, you had such a great reading month, that’s amazing! I’m so happy you enjoyed This Cruel Design, I loved This Mortal Coil so much and am looking forward to reading the sequel 🙂
    Have a wonderful November! xx

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