Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2022

I ask myself this every year (and like, probably every month for the past few months, lol, but) where did October go? The end-of-year months always pass in a blink and this past month was no differentโ€”I legit can’t believe we’re in the second to last month of the year now! Here are some highlights from this month:

  • My cousin had her wedding reception (and final wedding event) at this gorgeous cliffside location in Uluwatu, Bali.
  • I won a Twitter Giveaway (the second time I’ve ever won anything on socials!) and received my copy of The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy! ๐Ÿ˜
  • My new job has been tiring but it has also been invigorating to be surrounded by ambitious creative people.
  • Midnights (3am) by Taylor Swift โ€” I’m still religiously listening to this album and love it more and more each day.

This month was probably more hectic than the previous months due to work but that also meant less travelling for leisure and more time spent at time home decompressing post-office hours. I still overestimated how much I’d be able to read and how fixed my mood was going to be but I still ended up reading 16 BOOKS this month! This was another month of having zero reads below 3-stars; though now that I think about it maybe one or two should’ve been rated lower, I’m just too tired to overthink so I went with the first rating that came to mind.

My two 5-star reads couldn’t be more different but I think The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy wins out by a smidge for top favourite just because it made me feel all the feels and I’m a sucker for this romance.

**BOOK COVERS are linked to Goodreads. The TITLE TEXT is linked to my review if available!**

Panda rating: 5 pandas

5 pandas

The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy


Panda rating: 4.5 pandas

4.5 pandas

(ARC) Off the Ice


Panda rating: 4 pandas

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(ARC) Runaway Groomsman
(TOUR) The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair
(ARC) Rust in the Root


Panda rating: 3.5 pandas

3.5 pandas

Consider Me


3 pandas

Goodbye October, Hello November! We’re down to the final two months, folks. How was your month of reading? Do you have big reading plans for final months of ’22? What was your favourite read in October? I hope you all have a great month ahead! ๐Ÿ’œ

30 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2022

  1. Reading 16 books is insane, well done! I’m really hoping to check out Babel next year. The great reviews have slightly dampened my fear of it. Thanks so much for the shout-out. It was a fun tag (sadly I didn’t create it though). Hope you read just as much this month.

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    • I will say that Babel is definitely not light reading but wow, is it an amazing piece of work! Oops, sorry, I didn’t realise it wasn’t an original tagโ€”I will fix that ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great month ahead too!

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  2. Great job this month! Glad you had two 5 star reads! October literally zoomed on by, haha. I can’t believe it is already November.

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    • Thanks, Joanna! I’m glad I had two 5-star reads this month as well. I can’t believe it’s already November eitherโ€”the next thing you know we’re gonna be writing our end of year wrap-ups and welcoming in another new year! ๐Ÿ™ˆ Hope you have a great November!

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    • Omg yes, I highly recommend it! I’m so glad I picked it up on a whim cos who knows how long I would’ve let it linger on my TBR and I know I would’ve been so irritated with myself when I finally read it ๐Ÿ˜‚ It’s SO GOOD! I hope you love it!

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    • Right?! I feel like I’m gonna blink and November will be over and then I’ll blink again and we’ll be writing our yearly wrap ups and ushering in another new year! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Time flies…

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  3. You definitely had a great reading month and so many wonderful things going on also. And that picture on the cliff in Bali is gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜. Hope November is a great month too!

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  4. You are so right about how the last few months of the year zoom by! It looks like you had a fantastic October. Lucky you for finding so many books you enjoyed reading.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

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  5. I look forward to commiserating in s month by saying “where did November go??” ๐Ÿ˜„ Nothing under three stars is a good month I’d say! And congrats on the giveaway win. Those are always a thrill. ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for the shout out! Now to remind you that you wanted to read that book so it gets on a list sometime soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ Trade ya for Hart & Mercy

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