Kickin' It: October 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Kickin’ It is a feature at The Bucket List where I round-up the whole month in one post, bringing you reviews you may have missed, other awesome bookish things, and even what I’m currently obsessed with in other media besides books. Can you believe it's already November? Where did the time go? October was an okay month. I only read four books this month which includes Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, capping at around 870 pages. Therefore, I excuse myself for only getting four done because Voyager is a monster of a book. However, I tried audiobooks this month. That's a milestone, my first audiobook ever (I know, it's about time). It was interesting, I may continue with this audiobook craze in the future. Here's my recap for October:

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon: I just finished this one Tuesday and really enjoyed it. As far as the series goes, this is probably my least favorite book of them all so far. However, I did enjoy the new setting (the high seas and Jamaica) and the new obstacles the characters faced in this one. There were pirates (which was so much fun) (you can not have a book set on the high seas and not include pirates)!  I was not a fan of some of the choices made but I'm interested to see what happens next. Plus, I cannot wait to see how they pull some of the scenes off on the screen in this season's show, Outlander.

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz: Despite a bit confusion at the characters’ perspectives, readers will, not only, feel the need to marathon all her other books (starting with Project 17, which is also a horror novel) but also immediately need to pick up the sequel, Return to the Dark House. Welcome to the Dark House is filled with thrills and chills of all kinds which will keep you up at night.

Return to the Dark House by Laurie Faria StolarzReturn to the Dark House is incredibly entertaining, filled with twists and turns which will keep you guessing until the very end. Laurie Faria Stolarz created an amazing sequel which will definitely keep you up at night. Just remember to keep the lights on.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (3/27/14): I admit, I'm drawn by that cover. It is so gorgeous.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (8/28/17): I loved the movie. I love Leigh Bardugo's work. How can I not read this?

Renegades by Marissa Meyer (11/7/17): Marissa Meyer is coming out with a new book! I adore The Lunar Chronicles series so immediately added this one as soon as I heard of its release. It sounds like it could be good so we shall just have to see. 😃

The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin (11/7/17): Having only read the first Mara Dyer book, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, I'll have to race through the rest of the series to get to this spin-off. However, I am so pumped to read more about Noah. Noah is definitely one of my many book boyfriends and I cannot wait to see what Michelle Hodkin has in store for us with this one.

I didn't see that many movies this month. However, I was able to rewatch the Thor movies in anticipation of the new one coming out in November! And I did venture to the theater to see American Made, a movie my dad was dying to see. It's crazy to think it was based on a true story but I enjoyed it. Mr. Robot, with its new season, finally aired this month and I'm excited to see what direction the show goes in. It's such an amazing show; I highly recommend it!

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How was your October? Read any awesome books this month? What movies did you watch?

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  1. I listened to my first audiobook in October, too! My commute to work got a bit longer, so I figured I'd try one out. I'm on my third now - so far, so good! I haven't tried a book with a real plot, though - just some celebrity memoirs.

  2. Hi, I love your Instagram photo! Love all the whiteness and the composition! I say any books you get read with the business of life is cool beans... I saw John Wick 2 a couple nights ago with my brothers and found myself adding the snarky comments they normally do when they watch a movie with me! Hope you have a great reading month in Nov ♥️