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{reading like rory: the halloween edition part II}

Welcome to November my fellow bookworms.

With the start of November comes the end of October, which means I have finished my month of reading only the scary, thrilling, murdery books from my ‘to be read’ list. (or Reading Like Rory:  The Halloween Edition).

I had so much fun reading all of these books!

I managed to get a lot more reading done then I thought I would thanks to my new found ability to listen to books. My house also appreciates this new found talent! I mean…what?!…I have never chosen reading over chores before…

Here’s what I read…

{reading like rory-the halloween edition part II} books read

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I’m not even sure what I was expecting or what I thought this book was about; but I am so glad I finally cracked this one open.
  2. S is for Silence by Sue Grafton – This may very well have been my very first murder mystery. I enjoyed it! It was a quick, easy listen read.
  3. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King – I really enjoyed the way this one was written! Another great Stephen King novel.
  4. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi – I was really looking forward to reading this one. Real cases and cop shows and all that are definitely my thing so I was intrigued to learn all about these murders and the perpetrators. I was so enthralled I finished the entire book in a day.
  5. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – I had high hopes for this one, my first Truman Capote. I really did enjoy it; but getting into it took some doing. However, I have the same issue with most of the Stephen King novels I have read. I think the build up sometimes gets dragged out, which in hindsight I always appreciate; but initially I do not.
  6. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton – Another Sue Grafton and another easy listen while I drove the twelve hours from Virginia to Wisconsin. And yes, in retrospect I probably should have read this one before S is for Silence; but the beauty with these is you don’t really HAVE to read them in order to still enjoy the read.
  7. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – I enjoyed these adventures immensely! They were my first taste of the notorious English detective and I’ll definitely be returning to this book for more.
  8. Nancy Drew 33 by Carolyn Keene – (The Witch Tree Symbol) Little Miss and I did not finish this one this month; but we did start it, and thus far are enjoying it. I read maybe one or two from this series as a child years ago; but don’t really remember much of them.
  9. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – I also did not finish this one yet; but have started it. I had seen the movie years ago which I dislike doing; but I don’t recall the movie too much so it isn’t ruining it for me. I have a sneaking suspicion that this one will make me cry by the end of it. I’m only three chapters in and may have already come dangerously close.

I had a great month! Which I owe entirely to audio books. I love having the ability to multitask and now that I know I can listen to books, forcing myself to sit still and read has become rather hard.

I had fun with this theme for the month of October!

I would say I will do it again next year; but I think I pretty much crossed off everything on the list that would work this month. Ooooops! #sorrynotsorry

I don’t have a theme for my book choices for November so I’ll just continue on, picking at random my next reads.

Stay tuned for my end of the year wrap up to see what all from my Reading Like Rory list I have managed to tackle this year!

And stay tuned later this month to read about what all I managed to read in my fourth year of Reading Like Rory (2016)!

What did you guys read in October?! Any fun reading plans for the month of November?!

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