what i read in october

Ahhh another better-late-than-never book update!! I read some good ones last month. It looks like I’m holding steady at about three or four books a month since Jordan was born. Still doing most of my reading at night and even sometimes in the middle of the night when I feed him – I should go back to sleep but I get sucked in and keep reading! This is my life, prioritizing books over sleep. Ha.

I am super excited for reading these next two months – there are SO many holiday books out. If you haven’t seen my fall reading list, you can find it here!

Let me know what you’ve been reading down below!

P.S. you can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!


The Ex Hex – 4 stars

This book was too cute! It was perfect to read in October – a little Halloweeny if you will. The story follows Vivienne who puts a spell on an ex boyfriend that breaks her heart. They reconnect nearly a decade later and it appears that the hex worked. It’s a super fun, feel good and fun read. Not sure if I’d be totally into it if it wasn’t Halloween season, but that really helped. It made everything extra festive! Would love to know if you read this.

Apples Never Fall – 4 stars

This was our book club pick for October! I really liked it. Oh the family drama! Her characters are just SO good. It took me a little while to get into it but once I did, I couldn’t put it down. The story follows Stan and Joy, a married couple with 4 children. Joy disappears and all signs point to Stan. Halfway through until the end of this book was pretty crazy.

Christmas In Peachtree Bluff – 4.5 stars

Oh oh I was so excited to read this. Full disclosure, Kristy Woodson Harvey offered to send me this book when I shared my fall reading list on instagram. I was so pumped. I LOVED it. I am such a sucker for holiday books, which is funny since I don’t love Hallmark movies, haha. The story has lots of family drama and a big hurricane in Peachtree Bluff (sort of gave me Elin/Winter in Paradise vibes!) and I loved the ending. It was so heart warming. I think this might be my favorite Peachtree Bluff book yet!

The High 5 Habit

I love Mel Robbins. She literally got me through the first few months of the pandemic when she went live every single day in the afternoon. I love her attitude, her story, and how she doesn’t come off as gimmicky self-help. She is just very real and relatable. I listened to this on audible and enjoyed it so much!

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