Oh, hi! It’s been a while. I hope you’ve been following along on Instagram! If you have, then you’d notice that over the past several months, I’ve fallen in love with reading again. I share all of my current reads, and quick reviews over there – but I also wanted to share my top monthly reads over here on the blog! If you’re on Goodreads, you can find me there too. If you find yourself in a reading slump, check out any one of these books and I guarantee that you’ll find yourself loving them just as much as I did.
Here are my top reads in October!
All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover | 5/5 stars
I avoided reading this book because I knew from the reviews that it deals with infertility. This book was so raw and made me feel every emotion. I could relate to so much of how Quinn felt. No sugarcoating here, this story shows the true side to infertility. I’m so glad I finally read it but I think if you’re in the midst of dealing with infertility or it’s still too fresh, I’d hold off on reading this one. I love that Colleen doesn’t shy away from hard topics – if you’ve read It Ends With Us, you know what I mean. She has such a way of ripping your heart out while simultaneously putting it back together.
The Cheat Sheet | Sarah Adams | 4.5/5 stars
This book was so fun to read! I am really loving sports romances lately, and this one didn’t disappoint! Best friends to lovers, fake dating, all of my favorite tropes!
“The Cheat Sheet is a closed-door, sizzling-with-chemistry, romantic comedy that will have you laughing and rooting for these lovable best friends from the first page!”
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me | Mariana Zapata | 5/5 stars
Holy moly, one of my most favorite books ever! I cannot rave about this one enough. It is classic MZ slow burn romance, sports, enemies(ish) to lovers, fake marriage.
“Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.
For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable. What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?”
Kulti | Mariana Zapata | 5/5 stars
Sports romance, age-gap, slow burn, spice.
“When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to. It didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon–why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies. Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man that hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been. Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know.”
The Simple Wild | K.A Tucker | 5/5 stars
I didn’t expect for this book to capture my attention and heart so quickly. The setting, ALL of the characters, the banter. My heart broke watching Calla and Wren mend their relationship, by the end I was sobbing. Perfect enemies to friends to lovers trope.
“Calla Fletcher was two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when her father reaches out to inform her that his days are numbered, Calla knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.”
Highly recommend reading the second book “Wild at Heart” as well! It was a 5/5 star from me as well!
Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez | 5/5 stars
This one was five incredible stars. Seriously. I could not put this down (much like Abby’s other books). She never disappoints me.
This is a reverse age gap. Alexis meets Daniel one night after driving her car into a ditch. Alexis is an ER doctor and Daniel is mayor of a small town named Wakan. He runs his grandparents B&B, is an incredible carpenter, all while helping the townspeople.
I was swooning from the first second we met Daniel and the baby goat in pajamas.
I am such a sucker for a quaint small town and Wakan did not disappoint. The characters were just lovely, and the way Daniel cared about the people of Wakan was the sweetest.
The character development for Alexis was so amazing to watch, she had me cheering for her so hard near the end.
There is so much I want to say, but really I don’t want to give anything away. Abby has such an amazing way of portraying hard situations in her stories with such grace and the ability to make people understand – there is talk of physical and emotional abuse, and depression in this one.
I highly recommend reading her other books because the mentions of past characters had me left with the biggest grin on my face. I love love love when authors crossover characters – and Abby does it best. P.S so happy we will get Bri’s story in 2023!!!
Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
That’s it for October! What should I read this month? Send me your suggestions!