October 2020 reading wrap-up

With the arrival of November, it’s time to take a moment and look back at all of the books I read in October. This was a fairly light reading month but that was what I had expected it to be. Even so, every book that I do get through helps me to whittle down my large TBR into something a bit more manageable. I always say it doesn’t matter whether you read 1 or a hundred books in a month, or year for that matter, as long as you are reading then that’s what matters. Everyone reads at their own speed, so you should never compare how much one person read to how much you can read. The October 2020 reading wrap-up showcases the books that I read this month and my thoughts on them.

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October 2020 reading wrap-up

Wings of Fire: The Dark Secret by Tui T. Sutherland

I had been delaying reading this book because I had not enjoyed the previous novel as much as I had hoped. However, I found that this book renewed my enjoyment of this series. The pace once again picked up and there were decent character and world-building throughout. Events have been put into motion that will propel the story forward for many books to come. I am once again excited to see where this series will go.

Komi Can’t Communicate Vol. 9 by Tomohito Oda

It will come as no surprise that I loved this volume. This has become one of my favorite manga series and my only complaint is that they aren’t coming out fast enough. I absolutely love manga volumes that deal with Valentine’s Day as they always tend to have plenty of awkward situations in them. This one did not disappoint in this category. I enjoyed every single moment of this and cannot wait for the next volume to come out.

Sword Art Online Progressive Vol 5 by Reki Kawahara

This volume was a bit on the short side, which was really the only part I didn’t like about it. Like the previous volumes, this one focuses on a single floor of Aincrad, in this case, the sixth floor. One of my favorite parts of this series, outside of the fact that I get to relive the world and story all over again, is how each book is unique because of the floor aspect. While the world is technically the same, every floor is a different environment and poses its own challenges.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol. 13 by Kore Yamazaki

This volume had some interesting twists along the way, however, I feel like it felt a bit flat with character development compared to some of the previous volumes. It was still an enjoyable read but not as good as some of the others. It did set up some things that should prove to be very interesting in the coming volumes.

Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga by Mike Richardson

This collection of 6 comics follows a cast of new characters after the fall of Palpatine. The artwork was really enjoyable and while the story felt a little chaotic at times, it was overall enjoyable. I’m glad that I finally got around to reading this one, as it had been on my shelf for years.

Warriors: The New Prophecy: Sunset by Erin Hunter

The final book in The New Prophecy series and it was quite action-packed. Granted most of these books are filled with action, but this one had some new challenges tossed in which put the cats into new and dangerous situations. There were a few times where I honestly questioned certain cats’ decisions, but those ‘mistakes’ make the story far more interesting. All around, this was a solid end to the series and sets up events for the next series.

October 2020 reading wrap-up stats

  • Books read: 6
  • Books purchased: 2
  • Books purged: 0
  • Books DNF’d: 0

I hope you enjoyed my October 2020 reading wrap-up. What did you read this month?

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