Wrap Up: October 2022

I know I know, I’m way too late. November has already been nearly a week old but I still have to wrap October up blogging wise. And what a month it has been.


October was such a wild ride, with its highs and lows. As a matter of fact, it all effected my reading, blogging and life eventually. I had some kind of conference for work with around 3,000 people attending. Well, let me tell you, we’re not used to this huge amount of people in one place after 2.5 years of Covid restrictions. Thankfully I didn’t contract Covid myself (I still haven’t got it at all), but I got a cold. That’s neither fun after this long. I also went to see a musical and some things happened in the family. I managed to read at least 9 books, but it all went a little slow.

The books I’ve read

  1. The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: I started this book in September, but didn’t finish it before the end of the month. Unfortunately I don’t understand the hype around this series. This is the final installment of “The Inheritance games” and I’m still not convinced. 3 stars.
  2. Fairy Tale by Stephen King: The newest book by this author and I really enjoyed it. 4 stars.
  3. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy: This book was highly anticipated by many people. I’ve never watched IKarlie or Sam & Cat and therefore hadn’t heard of Jennette McCurdy. This memoir is deeply personal and therefore I find it hard to form an opinion on it. I have a feeling that by forming an opinion, I kind of deny the heartbreak and struggles this author went through. 4 stars.
  4. De dochter van de apotheker by Rebekka Eder: Another originally German historical fiction which hasn’t been translated into English. 4 stars.
  5. De verpleegster by Kristian Corfixen: This is a Danish true crime about a nurse murdering (purposely or not) patients during her shifts in the hospital. It’s not translated into English. 3 stars.
  6. The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas: I’ve had this book for so long already, but haven’t read it untill October. It’s highly anticipated, but I was highly disappointed. 2 stars.
  7. Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy: I’ve started the Dutch audiobook before I realized I’ve actually pre-ordered the English version before its release. Well, typically me. I therefore switched back and forth between the English ebook and the Dutch audiobook. I highly enjoyed it. 4 stars.
  8. Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong: This companion to These Violent Delights was such a disappointment, I was so bored. 2 stars.
  9. As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh: I was eagerly awaiting this book and therefore I’ve read it shortly upon hauling it. My review will be up soon – I hope. 4 stars.


  1. It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover
  2. Anders, Beter van Lisa van Campenhout (Dutch only)
  3. As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
  4. Gelukkig tegen de wereld by Enrico Galiano (originally Italian, no English translation)
  5. Het bloemeneiland by Tabea Bach (no English version)
  6. A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo
  7. Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali

This was my October. How was yours?

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