Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Month of October & Coziness | A Wrap-Up

Well, I am very sad to see October go, but now I can give you guys a monthly wrap-up! I hope you all had a wonderful month this autumn, and I can't wait to hear how yours went!

Its finally colder, and I can live in my cozy sweaters when I'm not at either of my two jobs- which is very wonderful. Fireplace time with a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and a book, here I come!

Into the Oven! 

What goodies did I bake this month? The links will take you to the recipe as they are not mine!

Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Bread

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cinnamon Rolls

Snickerdoodle Cookies

How's YouTube going?

Aside from having a blog, I also happen to do BookTube! My videos this month ranged from lists of scary books and reading updates, to book series talks.





Favorite Blog Posts This Month~

My favorite blog posts from blogs I visited this October! Please check them out!

Abby @ Abby's Reading Corner shared the longest books she's read!

Andrea @ Andrea's Bookish Thoughts gave her list of books she needs to reread

Esther @ BiteIntoBooks had many awesome posts this spooky month, but my favorite was The Nightmare Before Christmas Book Tag!

Desara @ D. Books and Reviews had an awesome Jack-A-Thon TBR post!

Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? posted her review of Winter by Marissa Meyer

Katie @ Exploration of Creation listed her Kinda Spooky TBR for October

For What It's Worth gave a blog post: The Friday 5: Bookish Nightmares

Elle @ Keep on Reading shared her favorite supporting characters!

Vivien @ Pages of Wonderland talked about her favorite Spooky Halloween Movies!

Paperback Princess gave a review on a book with cool writing techniques and tips!

Rachel @ Waves of Fiction shared her review of Consumed by J. R. Ward

kindlemom @ ~~~My Guilty Obsession~~~ had a lovely review for Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Also please check out the awesome:

Tessa @ Crazy 4 YA

A. J. @ Read All The Things!

Amber @ Books of Amber

Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

I have a specifically hard time picking a favorite post from these blogs because there are so many good ones!!


So Books with Noel now has a Pinterest account for those of you who do not know, you can find it here.
I love Pinterest so I'm happy to have a account for my blog, but no- I will probably not have other social media for it as I'm not too big on other social media...

I also will now be doing certain blog posts every week- which means multiple posts each week for you guys!

Wednesdays - My Weekly Pull posts

When ever I go to the Library - Library Love posts (these posts will vary from once a month to every two weeks, but in essence when ever I go to the library!)

And Finally: What did I read this Month?

This past month was crazy, which you probably know about if you read my ARCs ranting session (sorry about that, BTW!) BUT - I did get a few books read!

Fire and Ice: The Lost Dreamer (Book Two) by Erin Forbes

I managed to do a review for the series on my YouTube, which you can find here.

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

I did not finish this book about halfway through, it just was so much like a drama teen-filled thing that annoys me to death in real life. While I loved the movie...the book just didn't click with me at this time in my life :(

Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly (Book 2 to Deep Blue)

I read book 2 to that Mermaid book I loved (surprisingly) and loved it even more!

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

So... I need book 3 to this series like Right. Now. That would be great....

Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Definitely doing a review soon for this book- I LOVED IT!!!

And that was my month of October! What all did you guys read this past month?

~Books with Noel :D


  1. Thanks for giving my blog a shout-out! I also need the next book in the Scythe series. I loved the first two and need to know what happens next. I hope you have a good November!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you, and you too!! I'm super excited for the next book- I HAVE to know what happens, Lol!

  2. I do love this time of year when it isn't quite too cold yet and all the gorgeous fall colors!
    I barely finished The Kissing Booth as well, I don't honestly know why so many people liked it. I thought it wasn't very good at all and the movie was cute but honestly not much better than the book.

    Thank you so much for the shout out!! <3

    1. I did like the movie a lot, but I still was annoyed with quite a few things in it- and the book was just so much worse.

  3. Thank you for putting my blog out there <3 How were the cinnamon rolls? I love the smell of them when they're baking!

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

    1. They were the best cinnamon rolls I've ever made!! <3

  4. Okay, so I think I'm the only one, but I have never heard of the chocolate chip bread and it sounds and looks delicious! I love this wrap up!

    1. Thank you!! My little brother loved the chocolate chip bread, so it's good! But you can make any kind of bread really :)

  5. Thanks for recommending Olivia Twist! It looks like a fun read. Also, pumpkin bread is one of my most favorite things!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. :) I baked the pumpkin bread for my aunt who loves pumpkin, and she loved it- so it was a good recipe!

  6. I hated The Kissing Booth movie but hadn't realized it was a book series until last week.
    This is the month I start baking although I did bake cookies and pumpkin pie last month.
    Thank you for the shout out!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I don't like to eat pumpkin pie, but I like to bake that odd?

  7. I’m glad you got to baking some yummy fall treats in October! Here’s hoping that you get up to even more baking during the winter months, I know I do! Thanks for sharing my post :D

    1. Thank you, I hope so too! My grandmother will be visiting for winter so I imagine we'll doing a lot of baking together! :)

  8. I haven't seen The Kissing Booth movie but it's been on my 'need to watch' list since it released on Netflix.

    The cover for The Lost Dreamer is beautiful.

    1. The movie was funny and I really liked her character in it- she was funny, cute, smart- though didn't make the best decisions at times... but the book was like another teen cliche thing I wanted nothing to do with right now. I might like it more later on, but right now just no :(

      The covers for the Fire and Ice series by Erin Forbes are gorgeous!! You should look up the first book, because I think that cover is slightly prettier than Lost Dreamer's :)