Monthly Musings: October

If you ask me, October is overall a great month. The weather is prime fall, I get to break my sweaters out again, it’s a bit spooky…but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t prefer the last couple months of the year. Sure, I’m not a HUGE fan of the cold, but like I said in Friday’s post, I just love the holidays!

*Cut to me, listening to Christmas music while writing this post*

Anyway, I’ll say it again: October treated me pretty well! I spent a couple weekends with my parents in my hometown, I’ve been going on the job hunt, and I decided to cut my posting schedule down to two days a week! I say that now, but I’m actually publishing a bonus post tomorrow, so don’t miss it!

Without further ado, here’s all the things I enjoyed last month!


The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace: If I’m being honest, I’m not a huge fan of it. I don’t want to lessen the author’s experiences, but it reads very much like milk and honey, but not quite as good. If you’re looking for your next poetry book, I would say to go with the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur – I haven’t read it yet, but it’s next on my list!


Small Town Murder Podcast: I mentioned this one last time, but it’s still so good! True crime is definitely one of my favorite genres of podcasting!

My Favorite Murder Podcast: Again, another true crime podcast. This one is by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, and they basically just talk about murders they think are cool. I know, it sounds a bit weird, but if you enjoy crime shows and podcasts, you’ll love this one too!

Flicker album by Niall Horan: Niall released his new album this month and it’s FANTASTIC! I’m very proud of how successful he is as a solo artist, and I’d just like to remind everyone that he was my favorite One Direction member all along.

New Rules by Dua Lipa: So this is a catchy song that’s been stuck in my head the whole month! If you haven’t heard it yet, go give it a listen!


The Five: This is a single season British drama/crime show surrounding events that happened 20 years previously. When DNA from a boy that went missing 20 years ago shows up on a crime scene, a group of friends does everything they can to try and find him. It’s honestly a great show, and it’s perfect to watch if you’re looking for something that doesn’t need a lot of commitment!

Limitless: This a TV show spinoff of the 2011 movie with the same name. A regular guy takes a pill called NZT that allows him access to the full capacity of his mind and uses his new ability to help the FBI solve cases. This is another single season show, but it’s equally funny and dramatic!

Mind Hunter: I talked about this on my Instagram story a couple weeks back, and I still stand behind what I said about it being a great show! It’s based on a book written by one of the founders of the behavioral analysis unit of the FBI, and it basically goes into how they came up with profiling and identifying serial killers. Totally rad, especially if you love Criminal Minds!

Ozark: This is Netflix Original for people who have an empty space where Breaking Bad used to be. It has kind of a similar storyline of a father trying to hide his illegal activity to make money and keep his family safe. It stars Jason Bateman, so watch it for him if nothing else!

Gilmore Girls (again, whoops): What can I say? I’m obsessed!

And as I’m writing this, I’m watching Stranger Things season 2! Although it’s technically November, it’s spooky so I thought it belonged in October!

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36 Replies to “Monthly Musings: October”

  1. Nicole of What Nicole Wore says: Reply

    thank you for the podcast recs! I’ve been looking for some new ones; I just recently started listening to them while I work and I love it.

    1. Hope you like them!

  2. Love that last picture of you! Oooh, I’m so behind on tv shows. My brothers have been talking a lot about Mind Hunters, but I wouldn’t know when to watch it. I just started watching Vikings! My october was awesome as I had a week vacation on an island in Spain. The best way to start fall!

    1. A week in Spain sounds amazing! Thanks for reading!

  3. October went by so fast for me! Now that we’re past Halloween, I’m watching all Hallmark Christmas movies all the time!

    1. That’s a great thing to do!

  4. Southern & Style says: Reply

    Ahhh, I love that you’re listening to My Favorite Murder-that one is my favorite-I’m actually listening to it right now as I type away 🙂 I’ve got tickets to go see Karen & Georgia in January and that’s what I’m most excited about with the new year!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    1. Lol too funny! And that sounds so exciting!!

  5. i cannot wait to start mind hunter!! ive heard such good things!

    1. It’s so good!

  6. Yay for finding your graduation dress! I bet that’s such a relief.

    1. Oh girl you have NO idea!

  7. New Rules is such a good song!! I totally loved it until it we started playing it too much on the radio at work haha!! and YAY for your graduation dress!

    xoxo A

  8. October was pretty good, I slacked in blogging though and I feel bad. Loved your recap. Flicker was my favorite listen this month too!

    Ash |

    1. Hey girl, we’ve all been there! Glad you had a good month!

  9. My hubby and I have been watching Mind Hunter and it’s so interesting. I’ll have to check out some of those podcast recs too.

    1. it’s definitely interesting! Hope you like the podcasts!

  10. Too funny- I’m rewatching Gilmore Girls as well! I just love it so much

    1. Great minds think alike!

  11. I love your cute leaf picture! My hubby watched Ozark- it was interesting for sure! October was great.

    1. Thanks Kelsie! I loved Ozark!

  12. I am JUST as passionate about November! Haha. I’ve always felt like all of October is just Harry Potter and Halloween, but November, for me, is the TRUE month of fall

    1. Yes to all of this!!!

  13. Looks like you had a great October! I can’t wait to check out those podcasts.

    xoxo, Paige

    1. I hope you like them!

  14. I’ve wanted to check out that show Limitless, I heard it was pretty good.

    1. It was so good!

  15. Mind hunter is so disturbing and so addicting!

    1. I totally agree!

  16. Is there ever such a thing as watching too much Gilmore Girls? I think not.

    1. Exactly my logic!

  17. I need to try some of those TV shows, they sound great!

    1. Hope you like them!

  18. Thanks for all the recommendations! Ill be sure to check them out!

    xo Courtney Drew

    1. Hope you like them!

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