October 2020 Wrap Up

In October I read 7 physical books, 1 ebook, and 17 audiobooks(!!!!) for a total of 25 books! That is my highest monthly total ever, and I don’t see myself topping it this year. I can’t believe #SpookySeasonReading has come to an end, but I read so many incredible creepy and paranormal books!


Crush (Crave #2) by Tracy Wolff ☆☆☆☆☆
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin ☆☆☆☆☆
Cover Your Tracks [ARC] by Daco S. Auffenorde ☆☆☆1/2
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ☆☆☆
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle ☆☆
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller ☆☆☆☆


How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse (The Thorne Chronicles #1) by K. Eason ☆☆☆1/2


Dead Voices (Small Spaces #2) by Katherine Arden ☆☆☆☆
Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake ☆☆
The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni ☆☆☆☆
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ☆☆☆
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole ☆☆☆☆
Pet Sematary by Stephen King ☆☆☆☆☆
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #7) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse #8) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris)


At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2020 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 159/100! Do you think I could make it to 200 this year??

Read diverse authors and genres: While I focused on spooky thrillers and paranormal fantasy this month, I tried to include some authors with diverse backgrounds

Buy fewer books: It was my birthday month so I treated myself a few times!

Finish more series: I finished the Sookie Stackhouse series that I started last year, finished the Anna Dressed in Blood duology, and I caught up on Small Spaces and Blood and Ash. I started two series that I need to finish.

Reread more: Crescent City

Read at least two classics: 2/2 (Haunting of Hill House)

Read one graphic novel each month: The Dark Knight Rises

Fall break definitely helped me read more this month than in previous months, plus the Sookie Stackhouse audiobooks were ridiculously bingeable! I can’t believe there are only two months left in 2020… it’s been a tough year, but there’s so much more I want to read this year!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in October?

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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