October was definitely a very light reading month. I only managed to finish one book! I did actually read half of another one but I didn’t actually finish it (yet) so I’m not going to count it here. Hopefully I didn’t put myself behind again in my reading goal, but nonetheless, I gotta step it up and read more in November. I really love reading I just need to set aside the time to just disconnect from the world and enjoy a good book.
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when she receives this text from an old friend. Why else would Kate summon her and their two friends Thea and Fatima to the seaside town where they briefly attended school together seventeen years ago?
The four friends first met at Salten House boarding school, where they quickly bonded over The Lying Game, a risky contest that involved tricking fellow boarders and faculty with their lies. But the game had consequences, and the girls were eventually expelled after Kate’s dad, their beloved art teacher, mysteriously disappeared. Forever bound by their lies but needing to forget their past, they went their separate ways—Kate remaining in Salten while the other three left to start new lives in and around London.
Now reunited, Isa, Kate, Thea, and Fatima discover that their past lies had far-reaching effects and criminal implications that threaten them all. In order to protect their reputations, and their friendship, they must uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago. Source
After thoroughly enjoying The Woman in Cabin 10, I picked up the Lying Game by the same author. While I did enjoy it, I definitely didn’t enjoy it as much as other psychological thrillers that I’ve read lately. I had a really hard time getting into this one and found it a bit predictable. I think maybe it was the characters that gave me a hard time with this one. I just didn’t find them all that interesting to appealing.
Word Count: 119,040
Total Read in October: 119,040
The pink represents the goal for each month(s) and the purple is what I actually read. The final column shows my progress compared to where I should be with my yearly goal (reading 240,000 words per month). I’m still ahead of the game, but not by much. As suspected, I need to step up my game in order to meet my goal for the year! I have a couple great looking books queued up so I just need to focus more time on reading.
Have you read anything great lately? Let me know in the comments down below! If you’re looking for more reading suggestions be sure to check out my previous Love of Reading posts!