October Wrap Up

October is all done! That was a very busy month, I was having to catch my breath as I try to prepare for Nanowrimo next month! Between Blogtober and Preptober, this was a busy month for me and I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked. I didn’t get half the stuff done as I would have liked but I put that down to poor planning.

And yes, this wrap up is over a week late but I’ve been concentrating on Nanowrimo (which I feel is going very well, it’s just other things falling by the wayside) but I’m hoping to get back on top of myself soon.

Books I Read

  1. Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery #3)
  2. Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)
  3. The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop #1)
  4. Undead Girl Gang
  5. Changeling (Sorcery and Society #1)
  6. Binti (Binti #1)
  7. Welcome to Night Vale (Night Vale #1)
  8. Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery #4)
  9. Sugar Cookies and Mistletoe
  10. Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery #4)
  11. Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery #5)
  12. Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
  13. Christmas Comes to Snowfall
  14. Ghosts of Christmas Past
  15. When Jane Got Angry
  16. Thin Air
  17. When Jane Got Angry
  18. Murder in G Major (Gethsemane Brown Mysteries #1)
  19. We Should All Be Feminists
  20. A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery #1)
  21. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
  22. Onyx and Ivory (The Rime Chronicles #1)
  23. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans #4)
  24. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
  25. And Still I Rise
  26. Tyler Johnson Was Here

Favourite Book of the Month

This, for once, was an easy category. I read loads of really great books this month but one that stands out as a five star/definite reread book to me was Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. 

I listened to the audiobook and it was truly a delight to read.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)

Least Favourite Book of the Month

This was actually hard because, as I said above, so many of these books were incredibly enjoyable, if not five star reads for me. But probably my most ‘meh’ book of the month was the short story collection, Ghosts of Christmas Past. I liked some of them but nothing particularly stood in my head as blew me away and I was bored by some of them.

Ghosts of Christmas Past


Reading Updates

So, on my October TBR I talked about the books I wanted to read and how I wanted at least half my books read to be by black authors. Unfortunately, I only read one book from my TBR and eight books by black authors (I didn’t count Rabbit Proof Fence). 

However, I don’t regard this as a failure. It did make me aware that I don’t have a lot of books on my shelves that are by black authors (though thankfully they’re not all by white authors either) but I was introduced to some great authors this month and read some books which I’ve wanted to for a while but pushed to the top of my TBR for this month.

Next month I’m going to be looking at my yearly goals and see how I’m getting on with them. And then the Christmas season properly starts and I can start reading all the Christmas books.

Be sure to check out my Instagram as I’m hoping to post a lot in November as I try out a bookstagram challenge month for the first time.

How did your month go?

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