November 2, 2018 | Posted by Victoria in Monthly Wrap-Up | 8 Comments

Taking a look back at what happened in the month of October.

Victoria’s Life Happenings

Wow, October was kind of a rough month for me. So much happened, and I put blogging and bookstagram to the side for the month. At the beginning of the month my younger sister was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I flew home as soon as I could after I found out, and spent time with her and my family after her first procedure. This is a long process, and her next surgery to remove the tumor is scheduled for next week. I don’t like to share too much personal information, but insurance is refusing to pay for her surgeries so we started a gofundme for her, if you’re able to donate anything helps. If you can’t no worries, good vibes/prayers are appreciated. I loved being able to go home though and hang out with my sisters since we don’t get to hang out in person as much anymore because we’re all so far away from each other. I also went for a weekend to visit my boyfriend. Usually he’s super busy and has to study a lot while I’m in town, but since he had a test the day before we were able to go on a fun day trip to New Mexico and just hang out and explore together. While we were there, we stopped at a bookstore (0f course), and I found an ARC of Daisy Jones and the Six! I also early voted in October, and you should too! Election day is coming soon, so get out and vote, it’s super important!

Books Victoria Read

I’m proud of how many books I read this month! In October, I planned on reading mostly spooky books this month. I followed my challenge for myself, but had to read other books in between some of the spooky books (especially after Behind Her Eyes). Last month I also cohosted ebookathon, a readathon geared towards reading books on your ereader.

Victoria’s Fave Book

Y’all, I picked up an ARC of this book from work, and it was SO GOOD, and so important. It’s a short YA nonfiction, about nine undocumented teens and young adults. Originally this was going to be published in 2017 and there were supposed to be pictures of the individuals and their names, but after some of the stuff going on with DACA, the pictures and any identifying information has been removed. This book is now coming out in January 2019, and you should definitely read it!

Victoria’s Fave Bookstagram Picture




Goodbye, October!

8 responses to “OCTOBER WRAP UP

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I really hope the surgery goes well and everything works out. I know how scary that stuff can be as I’m going through some scary health stuff myself. I will keep you guys in my prayers. Looks like it was a good reading month though. I hope November is a better month for you.

    • Thank you so much, the amount of support we’ve received has been amazing. Reading has been such a helpful part of my self-care, especially this month! We Are Here to Stay was so good!

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