Monthly Reads: October 2022

Posted November 1, 2022 by Casee in Features | 8 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.

Casee

I read lots of book in October.

Ancient Retribution (Ancients Rising #5) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
Ancient Desire (Forgotten Brotherhood #5) by NJ Walters | 3.75 out of 5
Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity #6; Psy-Changeling #21) by Nalini Singh | 4.75 out of 5
Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) by Katie Reus | 3.5 out of 5
Archangel’s Resurrection (Guild Hunter #15) by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
Darkon’s Promise (Blood of the Drakon #1) by NJ Walters | 3 out of 5
Drakon’s Prey (Blood of the Drakon #2) by NJ Walters | 3 out of 5
Saving Grace (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Taste of Darkness (Darkness #2) by Katie Reus | 4.25 out of 5
The Secret (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Beyond the Darkness (Darkness #4) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
The Bride (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 4.5 out of 5
Hunted by Darkness (Darkness #4) by Katie Reus | 4.5 out of 5
Into the Darkness (Darkness #5) by Katie Reus | 4 out of 5
The Wedding (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5
Saved by Darkness (Darkness #6) by Katie Reus | 4.5 out of 5
The Lion’s Lady (audio)(reread) by Julie Garwood | 5 out of 5

My absolute favorite book of the month was Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity #6; Psy-Changeling #21) by Nalini Singh. My least favorite book(s) were the Blood of the Drakon books by NJ Walters. In most of the books, the characters fall in love in less than 24 hours. I really had a hard time with that.

Holly

It took me a long time to read the Touchstone series, so I didn’t read as many books this month as I would have liked to.

Not Part of the Plan (Blue Moon #4) by Lucy Score (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Radiant Darkness (Darkstar Mercenaries #7) by Anna Carven | 3.5 out of 5
Stray (Touchstone, #1) by Andrea K. Höst (audio) | 3.5 out of 5
Lab Rat One (Touchstone, #2) by Andrea K. Höst | 3.75 out of 5
Caszandra (Touchstone, #3) by Andrea K. Höst | 3.5 out of 5
Her Baseborn Bridegroom (Vawdrey Brothers #1) by Alice Coldbreath | 3.75 out of 5
Anna’s Bounty (Earth’s Bounty #1) by Deysi O’Donal | DNF
Phoenix’s Touch by Tai James | 3.25 out of 5
Claimed by the Lion (Fated by Starlight #1) by January Bell | DNF
Facets of Revolution (The Firebird Chronicles #4) by T.A. White | 4 out of 5
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2) by Dianne Duvall (audio) (reread) | 4.25 out of 5
Repeat (Larsen Bros #1) by Kylie Scott (reread) (audio) | 4.5 out of 5
Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh (reread) | 4.5 out of 5
Relentless (Federation Chronicles #2) by Lauren Dane (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Insatiable (Federation Chronicles #3) by Lauren Dane (reread) | 3.75 out of 5
Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 4.5 out of 5
The Secret (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 5 out of 5
Ransom (Highlands’ Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 3.75 out of 5
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood (reread) (audio) | 5 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was Facets of Revolution by T.A. White. My least favorite was Anna’s Bounty by Deysi O’Donal, which I DNF’d 50% in.

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Monthly Reads: October 2022

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8 responses to “Monthly Reads: October 2022

  1. Kareni

    You two have really read a lot this month!

    Some of my favorites this month ~
    The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady by Richard Raley
    Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan
    Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

    Disappointing ~
    The Evasion-English Dictionary by Maggie Balistreri.

  2. DiscoDollyDeb

    I read 15 books in October. My two favorites were Maisey Yates’s LAST CHANCE REBEL (published in 2016) and Eris Adderly’s BASS-ACKWARDS (published in 2019). Both of them went on my list of favorite reads of 2022. My least favorite book was Eve Dangerfield’s VELVET CRUELTY which was a dark romance that had absolutely none of Dangerfield’s usual heat, heart, and humor. A big disappointment.

  3. Kim

    My favorite book of the month was Snowed in for Christmas by Sarah Morgan. I didn’t have a least favorite, but I didn’t enjoy Killers of a Certain Age as much as others have.

  4. Wendy

    I liked Storm Echo, Killers of a Certain Age, and Lost Track by Heidi Hutchinson.

    I had trouble with Abigail Owen’s Warrior King but that was probably because I couldn’t get used to the narrator’s voice in the audiobook.

  5. Glenda M

    I read a lot of excellent books last month: Dianne Duvall’s The Akseli; Stefanie London’s The Dachshund Wore Prada; and Meghan Quinn’s The Runaway Groomsman were the top non historicals. I also enjoyed Kait Nolan’s Hung up on the Hacker.
    The top historicals were: Shana Galen’s Lady and the Scamp; Lorena Bell’s Duke Most Wicked; and Vanessa Kelly’s The Highlander’s Holiday Bride – I really appreciated having deaf characters and the use of sign language as a main part of the storyline.

    The biggest disappointment was with the 2 historical anthologies – some of the stories just weren’t even worth the time to read part of. (I always hope things will get better.)

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