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October Wrap Up! (yes, I’m alive!)

Hello friends!

So first and foremost, I’m sorry for the unintentional sabbatical that somehow happened during September and October. Honestly, I’m not even sure what happened, but let’s just call it life and roll with it, ok?

The past two months have been hard on my reading schedule, not so much as I haven’t wanted to read, but rather, I haven’t had the time, with working full time and working about 20 hours in my part-time job, plus family and sleep, well that just meant that a lot of things fell to the wayside. Unfortunately that also meant this blog…and reading. (Sad face)

But right now I’m back, and even though I’m participating in NaNoWriMo again this year, I have a feeling that this month is going to be a better reading month then last month. (Mainly because at the time of this posting I’ve already read 3 books for this month!)

So let’s get to what we are all excited for, the books I read!

I managed to read 15 books in October. This breaks down to:

-6 Nonfiction (1 reread)

-6 Adult fiction (2 reread)

-1 Graphic Novel

-1 YA

-1 middlegrade


It seemed like my reading was all over the place and the end result was I had boarded the struggle bus of “I have no clue what I want to read but let’s pick up 15 different books because they all sound fantastic but I don’t want to finish any of them” which sounds like a slump, but I really wasn’t slumpy, just…not wanting to finish anything.

Of the 12 new books that I read, only one of them got a 5 star rating. And I accurately predicted the rating of a book I was super on the fence about, I thought it would get a low 3 star, and it actually did.


Book Buying:

This month I also ended up getting/acquiring 25 books.


3 of them were for my 2019 goals of reading all the C.S. Lewis books

10 of them were rebuys (with different covers) of either my Jane Austen or my Agatha Christie

2 were preorders

6 fell into my cart from Bookoutlet

2 were from Owlcrate

1 was from a friend.

(The majority of those were from Bookoutlet so I’m actually quite chuffed about how many I got in good condition.)

A nice thing that actually happened yesterday was that I hit my goodreads reading goal for the year, so now I’m just trying to read as much as possible to get that number up higher.

How has your reading been this year? Have you read any of the books that I read? What books are you most excited for? Come chat with me in the comments!

Have a great day and remember, life is too short for mediocre books!



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