Mini Book Reviews – October 2022

Mini Book Reviews – October 2022: What To Read & What To Skip

Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews for October 2022! I can’t even believe how good of a reading month I’ve had! All of the books I read were five stars or very very close to it!

In my list of mini book reviews, I include everything I’ve read recently that I finished.  I like to share both my five star reads and any misses to help you get a better idea of what you should read or might want to skip. 

As always, I love to hear if you agree or disagree with my ratings! Let me know in the comments what you thought of my October 2022 mini book reviews.

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Mini Book Reviews – October 2022



Physical Books:



the winners

The Winners

by Fredrik Backman

The long awaited end to the Beartown trilogy is here! It’s been two years since the events that rocked Beartown forever and another tragedy is about to befall the town. Tensions between Hed and Beartown are renewed and unleashed in the aftermath of a brutal storm.

Readers follow along with old and new characters as they navigate the rivalries, politics, and humanity of hockey towns.

I cannot recommend this highly enough!! The entire series is a compelling narrative about human nature, emotions, and desires. 

5 Stars | Amazon |






court of thorns and roses

A Court of Thorns & Roses Series

by Sarah J Maas

It’s been a few years since I first read this series, so I decided it was time for a reread. These books are truly all-consuming and I read them in a matter of days the first time through. 

When a human kills a faerie in disguise, she’s brought over the border into Fae lands in a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Over the course of the books, Feyre fights against external threats, discovers her true mate, and finds the place she’s meant to be.

It’s impossible to sum up the intensity, passion, steam, and tension weaved into these tales! I’m utterly addicted to this fantasy world and the characters. Be prepared for it to take over your whole personality 🙂

5 Stars | Amazon |






merry little

A Merry Little Meet Cute

by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

This adorable cover hides a super spicy read! The setting is a Hallmark like movie set, but the two leads are an adult film star and a former band bad boy who can’t keep their hands off each other. Both of these two need to keep their reputations under wraps, but the attraction is irresistible.

I’m hoping this novel paves the way for more steamy holiday reads!! I loved the heat paired with the typical holiday style setting. 

4 Stars | Amazon |







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iona iverson

Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting

by Clare Pooley

I was a huge fan of Clare’s last novel, The Authenticity Project so I took a chance on this without even knowing what it was about. She does such a great job examining the ordinary lives of a variety of characters and weaving them together in a way that’s meaningful and heartwarming.

Everyone knows there are basic rules of commuting on the London Underground, mostly involving keeping to yourself and not interacting with the other passengers. These rules are thrown into disarray as eccentric Iona worms her way into the lives of a few of her fellow commuters and after a few months they all end up in places they never expected.

5 Stars | Amazon |










when in rome

When In Rome

by Sarah Adams

I crazily didn’t notice this when I read it, but When In Rome is a modern take on the Audrey Hepburn classic, Roman Holiday. A pop star looking for a break ends up crashing at a random stranger’s house in the small town of Rome, Kentucky. Noah is less than thrilled to have a spoiled celebrity invade his life, but he’s too hospitable to turn her down.

As Amelia soaks up the normalcy of small town life and discovers a great group of people now surrounding her, she starts to think it’s time to regain control of the life she left that’s currently spiraling out of control. And she’s wondering if there’s a way to allow Noah to become a full time part of it…

Sarah Adams is an auto-buy author for me. She excels at sweet, witty romances with memorable characters that you end up rooting so hard for!! 

5 Stars | Amazon |




Do you have any five star reads that you finished lately?


For more mini book reviews, check out What I Read in August 2022!






  1. I’ve had the second Fredrik Backman book on my library hold list. But now I can remember the details of the original Beartown book. lol. Glad to know the third is now available too!

    The latest 5-star fiction I read was The Last House on the Street. So good.

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