Show Us Your Books: October 2019




I have been feeling like I'm in a bit of a slump, and looking back over my past few books I can see why. My reads this month were all a little...different. Nothing that really grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Have a big new batch out from the library though so hopefully better reading is in my future.

I'm going to go ahead and give a basic grade of B/3 stars to everything, because they were all okay. Not regrettable, but not something I'd recommend rushing out to get. 


This book sounded like it would be right up my alley.  It's a dysfunctional family drama that takes place mostly on a nearly-deserted island, that is almost set out of time. Also includes flashbacks. But...it just didn't. The mystery of what exactly happened between the main characters was drug on for too long, and the pay off wasn't worth it...plus it just felt icky (highlight for spoiler: after finding out the man she thought semi-abandoned her by divorcing her mom turns out to not be her biological father, Elsa sleeps with his teenage son, who she thought was her half-brother for most of her life. The author does a good job of explaining the completely illogical and mentally unhealthy rational, but the way they interact in the present shows that no one has really dealt with any of this). It just...didn't all the way work for me.



 Pretty sure this was on Kindle Unlimited- it kept being suggested for me, because I read and enjoyed this authors The Paper Magician series. It was good, interesting...but I wanted more. Maybe I was in the trilogy mindset? But definitely recommend if you are into fantasy.


This book was interesting, but a slow burn. I was frustrated by a lot of things...but I think that was meant to happen because...it's kind of a horrible situation.



What have you been reading? 
Link-up & let us know!


Life According to Steph

11 comments

  1. I hate string of just ok books. It puts me in a reading rut real fast. I hope you have something amazing in your library stack!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Burial Rites is on my someday list but I am just not in the mood at the moment, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really enjoyed burial rites but you have to be in the right kind of mood to get through that one.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sometimes I find switching things up can get me out of a reading slump but other times it puts me in one because I don't enjoy the books. Here's hoping next month treats you better!

    ReplyDelete
  5. reading slumps are the worst. my reading has been all over the place as well.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like Burial Rites a lot but it was a pretty brutal read and so so sad.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'll read Burial Rites because I own it and if nothing else, need to get it off of my bookshelf! I've heard that it's pretty heavy though, so I have to mentally prepare myself. Hope next month is a better reading month for you!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I haven't read any of these, but I'm sorry your reading month was a bit blah for you.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

    ReplyDelete
  9. Family of Origin sounds...complicated?
    It's disappointing when you have those months where the books just don't work. I always feel like my picker is off when it comes to choosing books.

    ReplyDelete
  10. ugh sorry about the reading slump. hope you get out of it soon. i read magic bitter, magic sweet a few years ago and remember being annoyed with it lol. burial rites... man, so heartbreaking. i thought it was beautiful but it was definitely not a fun read lol

    ReplyDelete