I’m ridiculously excited to share my October 2023 reading recap because this was the month I finally got my reading mojo back! Let me tell ya, it feels great.
For the last several months, as I walked through all the challenging life things, I haven’t felt as excited about reading. I was so busy that I barely had time to sit and actually get through a book and listening to audiobooks just wasn’t cutting it like it used to. I think it’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to a true slump (and I still read at least a page or two every day… it’s the principle of the thing). But then October came around, and maybe it was the leaves changing colors and the crisp, cool air in the mornings–or it could’ve been something else entirely–but it was like I just fell back in love with reading all over again.
I did manage to read every book on my initial TBR, as well as several more. The goal for my October 2023 reading was to pick up as many witchy fantasies and romances as I possibly could, and I certainly did just that, adding several new favorites to my list! At the end of the month, I started rereading all of my most beloved autumn books, which made the last few days especially enjoyable. I’m looking forward to my November list even more now that I’ve found a renewed passion for reading as the year winds down. Keep on scrolling to see what I thought of the books I read this past month.
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The NUMBER Books I Read in October 2023
October 2023 Reading Stats
Books That Got a 5-Star Rating (*reread)
Books That Got a 4 or 4.5-Star Rating (*reread)
Books That Got a 3 or 3.5-Star Rating
Books That Got a 2 or 2.5-Star Rating
November 2023 TBR
A Curse for True Love (Once Upon a Broken Heart #3) by Stephanie Garber
A Crown So Cursed (The Nightmare-Verse #3) by L.L. McKinney
New Adult (Boy Meets Boy #3) by Timothy Janovsky
Her Radiant Curse (Six Crimson Cranes #0) by Elizabeth Lim
Spellbreaker (Spellbreaker Duology #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg
Murder Uncorked (A Cece Barton Mystery #1) by Maddie Day
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater [reread]
The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young
Friends Don’t Fall in Love by Erin Hahn
Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
Maybe Once, Maybe Twice by Alison Rose Greenberg