Book Description (via Goodreads): Strength, humility, speed, mirth and wisdom are perfectly balanced in the kingdom of Fraun where council leaders make decisions in the best interest of all Fraunians. Meanwhile, young Princess Eselda is being groomed to eventually take the throne of Enchenda. But as her reign draws closer and long-held secrets are revealed, she realises that her title comes with challenges she never imagined. After Eselda hears the council has been withholding valuable information about age markers that only affect those born of royal blood, she is horrified to learn that she will soon become malicious, power hungry, and lustful. As she struggled to accept her destiny, Eselda is overwhelmed with fear. Still, she must face her future, one way or the other. There are rulers who will kill to keep those secrets hidden; and rulers who will kill to change the council. What kind of ruler will Eselda be? In this fantasy tale,- young princess must overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges as she prepares to take the throne of a kingdom in turmoil. Continue reading
I thought I had posted my Wrap Up for October but apparently not according o my drafts folder!
My favourite month has already whizzed by, taking the pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween festivities and the majority of Autumn away with it. Now, reflecting on this past month in bookish terms, I felt I read a good few books and a couple of those I did thoroughly enjoy.
I completed four books in the month of October, which were:
- The Palm Reader (Jackson Walker, #2) by Christopher Bowron, I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Onions by Cy Young, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Fragments of Ash (A Modern Fairytale, #7) by Katy Regnery, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Darkening by Chris Sarantopoulos, I gave this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I would have to say that my favourite book that I read in October was Onions by Cy Young. I really enjoyed reading about a bond that blossoms between a twelve-year-old boy called Charles Onions and an eighty-year-old woman called Sandrine Galano Fuller. If you would like to read my book review I wrote up for Onions, click here.
In other news, I was sent a lovely letter from Shelly Reuben, who wrote Come Home. Love, Dad and My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree which are two of her books I have read this year and adored both of them ever so much.
I started a book at the end of October called Cliché by Ryleigh Sloan and have only completed it today, so my next post will be the book review and it will be mentioned about more in my November Wrap Up.
How many books did you read in the month of October? Which one did you enjoy reading the most? Let me know in the comments below.
I set a goal at the beginning of the year to read 45 books. I completed this in October, finishing up the challenge with Onions by Cy Young. At the moment I have surpassed my challenge by having read 48 books now!
I really enjoy the Goodreads Reading Challenge because it surprises me at how much I can read per year and then some. I like challenging myself and this certainly does it. With the hectic year I’ve had so far it goes to show that I still take time out to relax and unwind with a good book and also by completing my challenge in October it shows I can bump up my goal for 2019!
Here are the list of the 45 books I read in 2018 for my Goodreads Reading Challenge:
- Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews
- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
- Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of) by Arden Rose
- The Girl Friend by Michelle Frances
- Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
- Murder at the Mill by M.B. Shaw
- It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
- All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- Daisy Jones by Mack Mama
- Aversion by Kenechi Udogu
- Sentient by Kenechi Udogu
- Keepers by Kenechi Udogu
- Broken Ties by Kenechi Udogu
- The Watchmaker’s Doctor by G.M.T. Schuilling
- Chipless by Kfir Luzzatto
- Star Seer by April Marcom
- Ground Floor, Second Room to the Left by Chris Sarantopoulos
- Purgatorium by J.H. Carnathan
- The Road Ahead by Hali C. Broncucia
- The Unbelievable Death of Joseph Goldberg by Oliver Franks
- My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree by Shelly Reuben
- After by Savannah Jezowski
- Woodcutter by Shaun Baines
- The Segmented Tail by Stanley C Straub
- Children of Wrath by T. A. Ward
- 3 Hour Dad: Reading is Believing by Adam T Hourlution
- Fish Eyes for Pearls by Masha Savitz
- The Fifth Era of Man by Joshua Banker
- Destroying Their God: How I Fought My Evil Half-Brother to Save My Children by Wallace Jeffs
- Ash Rising by Katya Lebeque
- Between the Shade and the Shadow by Coleman Alexander
- Diana Christmas by F. R. Jameson
- Viable Body: Pilgrimage by Yuan Nomos
- AndroDigm Park 2067 by J.M.J. Williamson
- The Freedom Club by Cindy Vine
- Chateau of Desire by Monica Bentley
- The Devil’s Playground by Alice J. Black
- A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry (Katy Regenry)
- The Seamstress of Ourfa by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss
- Commonality Games by Mark Rounds
- Come Home. Love, Dad by Shelly Reuben
- Codename: Chimera by J.K. Persy
- The Palm Reader by Christopher Bowron
- Onions by Cy Young
Last year I set myself the challenge to complete 30 books, I managed to do this between January – August. You can see the list of books I read last year from my old post here. Two years in a row I have completed my Goodreads Reading Challenges now!
How well is your Reading Challenge going this year? Let me know in the comments below.
Book Description (via Goodreads): I thought I had it all – the perfect life, with the perfect arrangement, with the perfect guy.
To the world, Kevin Peyton is the heartthrob Oscar nominee. To me, he’s my best friend, with some sexy benefits.
But then I got a taste of his world. A world where being mobbed by fans, violated by intruders, and stripped of all privacy is the norm. I never realized how brutal being in the spotlight would be.
I didn’t fit into his world. I didn’t fit into his plans. I only wish I’d discovered that before falling in love with him and changing the game plan.
Sometimes changing the game plan changes more than the game. Sometimes it changes your everything.