I made a super informal list in a random notebook near the beginning of this year outlining my reading goals for the year. Since we have just about two months left of the year, I wanted to check in and see what goals I have reached and which I can try to do better on by the end of the year! Most of these are not super quantifiable, but I think I have a pretty good feeling on whether or not I think I could do better.
Everything I read, posted, and bought in October, and everything I am anticipating in November!
Synopsis: After a whirlwind romance, Elsie and Ben are married. Just nine days after their wedding, Ben is killed in an accident and Elsie must deal with not only her grief, but dealing with Ben's mother, who she never met, and justifying her pain to people who think she didn't know Ben long enough.
There are definitely a few books that I associate with the Halloween season, or autumn in general, even if they don't necessarily take place around that time. Here are my recommendations for books that have that spooky vibes, including witches, fae, and ghosts.
Synopsis: Automae have become the ruling class in Rabu, leaving humans as the lower class, working as servants and constantly in fear for their lives. Ayla, a human whose entire family was killed by Automae, becomes the handmaid of Lady Crier in hopes of getting close enough to her to kill her. Crier was Made by her father, the Sovereign, to be perfect, but after discovering that her father and her new fiancee aren't what they seem, being perfect isn't enough.
Synopsis: Lil and her sister Kizzy are on the eve of their seventeenth birthday and their divining day when their camp is attacked and they are sent to be slaves for a cruel master far from the forest they love. They are beaten down at every turn, but it doesn't stop them from resisting, even when undead become a threat.
Synopsis: After two years of living as a criminal, Louise is suddenly forced to marry Reid, a Chasseur. The only problem is that the Chassuer are a group of elite witch hunters and Louise is a witch. She must decide if the marriage is worth it, since she might only safe from those who seek her while under the Chasseur's protection.