Monthly Reads: October 2020

Posted November 2, 2020 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 6 Comments

It’s a new month so we’re back with a list of our Monthly Reads to share with each of you. This is where you’ll see what each of us has read and what our favorite books and our least favorite books of the month are. Check it out.


October was an awful reading month for me. I just couldn’t get interested. It was very disappointing after I had read so much over the past couple of months. I’m nine books behind for my GR Challenge.

Real Good Man (Real Duet #1) by Meghan March | 4 out of 5
Rifts & Refrains (Hush Note #2) by Devney Perry | 4.25 out of 5
Reckless Road (Torpedo Ink #5) by Christine Feehan | 3 out of 5
Perversion (Perversion Trilogy #1) by T.M. Frazier | 3.5 out of 5
Possession (Perversion Trilogy #2) by T.M Frazier | 4 out of 5
Permission (Perversion Trilogy #3) by T.M. Frazier | 4 out of 5

My favorite read was Rifts & Refrains by Devney Perry. It is my first book from this author & I just loved it. I can’t wait to read more by her. My least favorite read was Reckless Road by Christine Feehan. I am so annoyed with myself because I can’t quit CF.


How is it that 2020 has been the longest year of the century, and yet it feels like it’s flying by? It makes no sense, yet here we are. Sadly, my reading was all over the place. I wanted to read, and managed to in spurts, but overall my headspace was elsewhere.

Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion #1) by Jessie Mihalik | 3.5 out of 5
Aurora Blazing (Consortium Rebellion #2) by Jessie Mihalik | 3.75 out of 5
She Tempts the Duke (The Lost Lords of Pembrook) by Lorraine Heath (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
The Earl Takes All (The Hellions of Havisham #2) by Lorraine Heath (Audio) | DNF
How the Scoundrel Seduces (The Dukes Men #2) by Sabrina Jeffries (audio) | DNF
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell (Scandalous House of Claydon #2) by Stacy Reid | DNF
Coming Home (Fully Invested #1) by KB Alan | DNF
Repeat by Kylie Scott (reread) | 5 out of 5
Own the Wind (Chaos #1) by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Ride Steady (Chaos #3) by Kristen Ashley (reread)| 4.25 out of 5
Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik. My least favorite was The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell by Stacy Reid. I didn’t necessarily dislike it, but it wasn’t keeping my attention.

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Monthly Reads: October 2020

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6 responses to “Monthly Reads: October 2020

  1. Kareni

    Some of my October favorites were The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite and The Book of Two Ways: A Novel by Jodi Picoult.

    I frequently do not finish books after reading a few chapters. I read 140 pages of Blood of a Gladiator (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries Book 1) by Ashley Gardner before deciding to put it aside. While I’ve enjoyed many other books by the author, this one was not speaking to me. Too bad!

  2. DiscoDollyDeb

    I read 17 books in October—a number of them were very good (Annika Martin’s RETURN BILLIONAIRE TO SENDER, Julie Kriss’s MY FAKE CHRISTMAS FIANCÉ, Molly O’Keefe’s HOW MY BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND STOLE CHRISTMAS), but my absolute favorite was a 2016 Harlequin Presents paperback I picked up at random to read last week when we had no power (courtesy of Hurricane Zeta) and I was conserving my kindle’s battery: Maisey Yates’s CARIDES’S FORGOTTEN BRIDE, an angsty & gutting story of a mismatched married couple and what happens when the husband awakens from a car accident with amnesia. Beautifully written.

    I didn’t read a book I hated during October, but I did think Rebel Carter’s NEW GIRL IN TOWN was a bit too “fluffy” considering the heroine has just left an abusive marriage. The tone seemed wrong.

  3. Glenda Martillotti

    I’m one of those people who hate to DNF something I pay for, but I did a couple books earlier this month Sadly, I don’t remember what they were…. Which means I’ll probably start them again at some point and DNF again. Sigh. As for best books, I’m finally reading the Bridgerton books and have enjoyed the ones I’ve read so far.

  4. Kim

    I enjoyed One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan. I was disappointed in How Lulu Lost her Mind by Rachel Gibson.

  5. Wendy

    I had trouble reading in October. I managed to read Murder in the East End and Tools of Engagement.

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