October Reading Round-Up

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Here it is, the end of October, with Hallowe’en to end the month. We are slowly settling into a routine. My hubby has dialysis 3 evenings a week, so these become the days I shop or get out. He is still recovering, and getting therapy. At least he is home.

Reading is my still my stress-reliever and I usually turn to fantasy or romance. Once again, there have been many excellent books this month to escape the stress.

It’s time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for October was 34 books, with the following breakdown:
Fantasy /Paranormal – 10
Romance – 7
Women’s Fiction – 4

Historical fiction – 3
Non-fiction – 1
Pix books – 6

MG – 1

Thriller – 2

I continue to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves (bought/gifted or won), an e-book, or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown

Library reads –21

TBR/owned books –3
E-books – 9

Charity reads – 1

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
I read 2 books for this challenge, so have now 5 more books to complete this challenge.

#7 – First book you touch Wild Designs by Katie Fforde

#29 – World leaderwent with a fiction fantasyArchangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh

52 Books in 52 Weeks
I read only 1 book for this challenge so have a bit of catching up to do (8 books)

#49 – World leader – went with a fiction fantasyArchangel’s Heart by Nalini Singh

Beyond the Bookends
The theme this month was “Thriller”.

I read 2 books by Charlaine Harris, which were billed as thrillers.

An Easy Death and A Longer Fall

 Monthly Key Word Challenge
The key words I used this month were:

“Around” – Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson

“Shadow”   – Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

“Grave” – The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Thriller” 

I read 2 books by Charlaine Harris, which were billed as thrillers.

An Easy Death and A Longer Fall

 Blogger’s Bookshelf
The theme was “a reread”

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

My Kitchen Year

I’m continuing my read and cooking through Ruth Reichl’s cookbook “My Kitchen Year”.

This month I only made 2 recipes:

Cider Braised Pork Shoulder – I did this in the crockpot though and it was delicious.

Apple Crisp – this is my go-to comfort food. But Ruth does not use rolled oats in her recipe – and I could not leave them out. I never use lemon but tried it this time – it was okay. Will stick with my recipe tho – totally memorized and I know I love it.

But there is a soup and another dessert I plan to make in November.

 

Favourite Reads
Here are my top 10 reads:

Archangel’s books by Nalini Singh (4 of them but will count as one: Shadows, Enigma, Heart, Viper)

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

Wild Designs by Katie Fforde

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson

Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow

Christmas in Silver Springs by Brenda Novak

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Looking Ahead to November
I must finish up my reading challenges for sure. I also plan to read as many Christmas/holiday books as I can. It is also NANoWriMo and AEDM – so I hope to be writing and creating every day. I need to get back to this!

I am linking with the following:

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Monthly Wrap-up (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

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 Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

Inspire Me Monday (at Create with Joy)

10 thoughts on “October Reading Round-Up

  1. A fantastic reading month for sure and its great it helps with the stress. Was wondering how your hubby was doing. It is good to have him home, even though so much care needed. Take care of yourself!

  2. Looks like you had a great reading month. I agree reading is a definite stress reliever for me as well. The Ruth Riechl book sounds interesting and I like how you are reading it through the year.

    • Thanks Gretchen. I’m enjoying even just reading the cookbook – filled with little stories. I know I won’t make all the recipes but that’s okay. Have a great reading week.

  3. Hi Flora – I’ve loved the Archangel series – the Guild Hunter series. Just finished the last one, I thought, and now I find there is a new one coming out this month.

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