October 2020 Wrap Up

Hello November! October was a weird and wonderful month, but just not the same as we're used to. To tell you the truth, I was hoping for a little more normalcy, but we managed to make due with what we had and even had a fun candy fight with the boys on Halloween. 

I hate to say it, but my reading speed is still slower than normal. I've been really stressed at work and with distance learning for the boys, time is just not what it used to be. Even with that being said, I've still managed to read some wonderful books that I'm excited to be sharing with you. Lets get to it.

A Golden Fury


Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.

While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists.

But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die. 

21/196 in my Star Wars Legends challenge
11/20 in my Scotland challenge
41/341 Gilmore Girls challenge
41/100 in my 100 books before you die challenge

I know I say this every month, but I'm going to try and read more in November. Wish me luck.

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