Hey, we’re just a little over halfway through October — and the ARCtober Reading Challenge. I thought it might be fun to give you a little update on my reading for the month so far.
My goal for the challenge is to read 15 books. I also plan to review all of them. What’s the point, otherwise? The last thing I need to do is get behind on reviews again. But, I digress. So far, I’ve read 7 (and it’ll soon be 8) and reviewed 6 of them. Whoop! Perhaps the best part? They’ve all been 4 and 5 star reads. I’m almost afraid to keep reading because I’m bound to hit a “meh” book sooner or later. But, I’m damn sure enjoying this streak while it lasts!
It’s funny, I didn’t use to enjoy single parent romances. If you’d have told me one of my favorite books of the year so far would be a book with TWO single parents, I’d have probably laughed. But, Down Too Deep was just too darn good. Nathan and Jenna — and their kids — were too precious.
The Assist was my first audiobook of the month and it was from a new-to-me author. Well, I’m a Rebecca Jenshak fan now! This one had a bit of a role-reversal, with a smart jock and a heroine in need of a tutor. What ensued was a fun and sexy new adult romance.
Ahhhh, I love the Knightly brothers and everything about Port Snow, Maine. Harper and Rogan’s second chance romance was bumpy as could be, but it also contained one of the best grand gestures I’ve read in a long time. All. The. Swoons.
After enjoying The Assist as much as I did, I wasted no time starting the audio for The Tip-Off. After meeting her in the first book, I really needed Gabby’s book. I can’t imagine a better match for her than Zeke. He treated her like a queen, which is exactly what she deserved. Now I need to go back and read the second book in the series since I skipped it to get to Gabby’s story.
You know I’m an unapologetic Elle Kennedy fan, right? Her Off-Campus series is one of my all-time favorite new adult series. The Briar U spinoff has been just as awesome. I hate to see it come to an end, but I can’t deny I loved how it all wrapped up with Demi and Hunter’s friends to lovers romance.
If you forced me to pick a favorite of my ARCtober reads so far, Baking Me Crazy would be at the top of the list. It’s not my only five-star read of the month, but it’s probably the one that’s stuck with me the most. This one gave me feels and swoons for days. Levi and Joss stole my heart and I never want it back.
I love a good hate-to-love story. That’s exactly what Teagan gave me with I Knead You Tonight. It was just as quirky and funny as her other books but also had some steam and swoons. And a pun-tastic title as per usual.
I am loving Awk-Weird so far. The first book in this series, Parental Guidance, is one of my favorites of the year. I’m not shocked to be digging this one just as much. Thor, I mean Cole, is swoony and Tess is my favorite type of quirky, awkward (er, awk-weird?) heroine.
I hope your reading is going as well as mine this month! Let me know in the comments. 💗
Are you participating in the ARCtober Reading Challenge?
How’s it going?
Want to see all my Blogtober posts? See them here: blogtober19.