October Wrap Up


Happy Halloween!  It's the end of another long month in 2020.  The leaves are falling, and preparation for Christmas will be starting very soon.  Here in Canada, our postal service is warning of delays as the second wave of the pandemic is now here.  I best get started on my Christmas shopping soon.

I have read 11 books in October - 4 ebooks and 7 audiobooks.  I've categorized the books by their primary genre and find:

  • 5 Holiday books (to get me into the spirit for shopping)! 
  • 2 Contemporary Romance
  • 2 Thrillers
  • 1 Historical Fiction
  • 1 General Fiction

As always, I like to read a variety of genres.  I rarely will listen to an audiobook and read a book at the same time within the same genre.  It's too challenging to keep the stories separate!

I've had one 5 star read this month  - Dear Emmie Blue

My favourite audiobook performance was Erin Bennett for Troubles in Paradise.

The book that brought most views to my blog - In A Holidaze (read in September)

The blog post that generated the most comments - 7 Thrillers to add to your Hallowe'en TBR list.

Have you read any of these books?  If so, let me know in the comments!

Thank you for supporting my blog!  You can search for any book by name, or by genre in the search box at the top right corner of my blog.  Note that some of my books read in October will have reviews published in November.  Stay safe everyone and have a great November!








 

36 comments:

  1. Wow, you read a lot of Christmassy books in October! I normally don't read those, and I was really surprised about how early they were being promoted on NetGalley this year. Goodnight Beautiful is still my favourite cover from your posts this month!

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    1. Thanks Jenna! Yes lots of holiday books out now!

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  2. First of all, Happy Halloween!
    I would also like to cover Christmas book in my reading!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sounds like you had a great reading month along with getting into the holiday spirit! I'm just about to start picking up holiday reads myself, so these are some really good selections. Thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween!

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  4. I don’t think I’ve read any holiday/Christmas themed books in such a long time! I think I’m going to have to change that! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thank you for the recommendation! I'm going to add some of these Christmas themed books to my list :D

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  6. oh wow all in a month, this is what I call absolute dedication <3

    xoxo Ana
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  7. I love a round up post! Thanks for the recommendations x

    http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/

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  8. Wow girl, you're a fast reader that's amazing!! Thanks for the recommendations that's awesome. I love thrillers but hey I see Danielle Steele there too, I use to read her too. LOL. Stay safe!

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  9. Love that your reads went into the holiday season. Pretty cool that you got 11 books down!! Keep up the great work!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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  10. I love that you've been reading holiday content to get yourself into the spirit. That's something that I usually focus on in November, however, I've done it by watching Christmas movies. I've never considered using books for that purpose, but it sounds like a great approach! Maybe this year I can get into the holiday spirit in a new way!

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    1. Thanks Britt! I started watching Christmas movies last night. 😊

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  11. Great wrap-up! I really want to read Dear Emmie Blue, it's been on my list for a while.

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Thanks Anika! I hope you love Emmie Blue as much as I did!

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  12. What a lovely selection! your post has just made me super jealous as I swear I never get time to read anymore :(

    Great post xxx

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  13. That's a lot of reading! Great blog and a hell of a committed reader.

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  14. Your wrap-up post reminded me that I didn't do any blog stats this month. Perhaps I'll remember for November's.
    Here in The UK we're starting another lockdown on Thursday, so I'll be buying a few gifts Monday and Tuesday.
    Hope you have a good week. Stay safe. X

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  15. Wow, you've read a lot of books this month! It looks like a huge amount, all lined up in an overview post. I like the visual you've created with all the book covers, and I am feeling so ready for Christmas, even if it will be spent at home with just my hubby. I'll put some of these books on my list.

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  16. Wow that seems like a pretty productive month! I dread Christmas shopping, absolutely dread it! Maybe a few Christmas books would help with that! 😂

    Stay safe up there in the great white north!

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  17. Looks like you had a Christmassy October! Now that Halloween is over, I guess I can start thinking of what Christmas books to read, I have spotted a couple thanks to your blog I would like to try out. :) Hope you have a great November and good luck with your Christmas shopping!

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  18. 11 books is great, and such a good mix of genres too. I get myself in such a rut of sticking to one genre at a time, getting a bit bored then moving on for a little while x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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