October Reading RoundUp

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Hallowe’en today – time has certainly flown by this month.
It’s that time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for October was 27 books with the following breakdown:
Fantasy –3
Paranormal – 2
Historical Romance– 14
Romance – 5
Women’s Fiction – 1
YA – 1
Mystery – 1

Diverse books – 2

I decided this year to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves, an e-book, bought /gifted or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads – 21
TBR books –0e-books – 6
Charity reads – 0

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
As I near the end of books to finish this challenge, I have really slowed down with only 1 this month. I still have 9 books to read to complete this challenge!
17 – Set on a university or college campus – 2 books fit this one:
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

52 Books in 52 Weeks
I was able to cross off only one for this challenge this month. I have 8 books left to read for this challenge.
42 –Family member’s favourite book – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Monthly Key Word Challenge
As the words pertained to Hallowe’en, I chose 3 key words this month:
Wolf: The Artist Cries Wolf by Heather Horrocks
Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballinger
Ghost: Ghost Groom by Jennifer Youngblood
Witch: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Magic and Illusions”: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Beyond the Bookends
The theme was “LGBTQ”.
I (finally!) read Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Diversify Your Reading
The genre was YA. I read Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Connect Five
I post a separate post on any Connect Five books I read each month. In October, my connections were:

Summer

Brides and British Nobility

Favourite Books Read This Month
Once again, this was an excellent month for reading books that I rated a number of books a 5 at Goodreads.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballinger
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
Lake Silence and Wild Country by Anne Bishop
By Tessa Dare:
The Governess Game
When a Scot Ties the Knot
Say yes to the Marquess
A Night to Surrender
Any Duchess Will Do

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Fumbled by Alexa Martin
Cold-Hearted Rake and Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas

November Goals
This month is Non-Fiction November and I plan to read more memoirs and books about writing, as it is also NaNoWriMo month. I need to attack my TBR shelves as well. I also need to read more books for the Popsugar and 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenges.

I am linking with the following:

Spread the Love (at As Told by Tina)

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Monthly Wrap-up (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

 

Month in Review 6

Monthly Review

 

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Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

12 thoughts on “October Reading RoundUp

      • You can do it! I’m a rule breaker this year. I’m editing and continuing with my Nano project from last year. I didn’t have it in me to start something new. 😃

  1. Another great month for you! So many challenges to keep you busy and to mix up your genres. I didn’t realize November was nonfiction month–I’m currently reading a nonfiction book titled Stories Behind the Songs and Hymns about Heaven and learning new and fun facts about the song writers.

  2. I love how organised you are! Like, you keep track of genres and lists and all that *waves hands vaguely* stuff (I’m the exact opposite! Lol)

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