October Reading | 2017 | Sitting In The Clouds

Sometimes I feel like reading has become more of a sport than an enjoyable hobby. Everyone seems to compare themselves to others and get upset if they haven’t read a set amount of books each month. I’ll admit to feeling like this on occasion and I do try and read a book a week so I feel like I have accomplished something in my reading life. At the moment, five books seem to be around a number of books I read each month, October was no different.



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What I Read

> The Circle by Dave Eggers – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I only had the interest to pick up this book as Tom Hanks, my favourite actor, stars in the movie adaption, and being the bookworm I am, I tend to read the books before seeing the film. I enjoyed the book and the concept, but I feel like it wasn’t executed as well as it could have been. The movie adaption was meh. But at least I can now cross off another Tom Hanks film off my list. I have actually already given this book to my mum, as I know I won’t be picking it up again. 
> Girl Online: Going Solo – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75
This series is a guilty pleasure for me. I’m not a massive fan of Youtubers bringing out books, but I have to admit, Zoe Sugg has done well. I really enjoyed this series and thought the final book was the perfect ending for the series and the characters. 
> Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I loved this book. One of the best books I’ve read this year. However, I think it’s a book that’s better going into it knowing nothing. All I’ll say is, mind-blown, sci-fi, adventure. 
> It Only Happens In Movies by Holly Bourne – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75
After such an intense, mind-blowing book, I had to dive into a light fluffy read to balance it out, and Holly Bourne once again didn’t disappoint. I loved this book, it was so enjoyable. I loved the romance and loved how she incorporated all the serious issues mentioned into the story. Highly recommend Holly Bourne if you haven’t check out any of her books yet. 
> One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M.McManus – currently reading
I’m currently working my way through this read as I’m writing this post. I’m only around 30 pages into it so I don’t really have any thoughts or opinions on it as of yet. I’m hoping to finish it before the month is up.

If I do manage to finish “One of Us is Lying”, here are my reading stats….

Monthly Reading Stats

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I’m really happy with how much I read this month, and I also read some awesome books.  I don’t think you’ll ever see a reading wrap up post that doesn’t feature at least one contemporary book, haha! What did you read this month? Have I attempted you to add anything to your TBR pile?

until next time,
xoxo, rachel



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10 thoughts on “October Reading | 2017 | Sitting In The Clouds

  1. If there’s one thing I don’t like it when I hear people comparing their reading to someone else’s. And that’s coming from someone who reads a ridiculous amount of books every month.. It’s just a pity that people turn it into a competition while.. Hello! We all have a life to live?! I can’t help it that I have plenty of time to read while others probably have a bit more on their plate than I do.
    [Okay, rant over. Just. Don’t compare your reading to someone else’s. The most important thing is that you enjoy what you read and don’t feel obligated to pick up a book.]

    Apaaart from that: Curious to see who you’ll suspect in One Of Us Is Lying, haha. I had a gut feeling at first; and ended up being right – although there was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming at all. 😀

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    1. So so true ❤ ah, each POV I think it's a different person haha! I have some stronger feelings though! I don't think it's one of the main four, one of the side characters seem more guility, will try and finish it tonight and let you know if my prediction was correct haha ❤

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