October 31, 2021
October 2021 Reading Wrap Up
How was your October reading?
October was an OK reading month for me.
Out of eleven books completed, I had two 4.5-5-star reads, three 4-star reads, six 3-star reads. Unfortunately, I experienced one (surprising) DNF.
I’ve now read 98 books towards my year end goal of 100. Do you set a year-end goal?
Did we read any of the same books?
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Titles are Amazon affiliate links or my linked reviews.
ARC=Advanced Readers Copy (complimentary copy for review)
4.5 Stars (can easily be rounded up to 5). (ARC) Contemporary fiction. A night in the library surviving a blizzard. My review of The Night of Many Endings here.
4.5 Stars (can easily be rounded up to 5). (ARC) Historical Fiction. A sweet love story between two unlikely characters. My review of Love and Lavender here.
4 Stars. Nonfiction: Self help. The aesthetics of design. Surprisingly inspirational and creative. My review of Joyful here.
4 Stars. (ARC) YA contemporary romance. Sweet. My review of All I Want For Christmas Is the Girl Next Door here.
3.5 Stars (rounded to 4 for the target audience). Well-written story of loss, recovery, and moving on. My review of Ever Rest here.
3 Stars. (getting a head start on novellas in November) Diverse read. This is written in the second person POV which I found difficult to read and connect with. Beautiful prose. Not reviewed.
3 Stars. Contemporary women’s fiction. Light. Meh. Not reviewed.
3 Stars. (each) Steamy women’s historical fiction. FOMO won. Not to my taste. Not reviewed.
3 Stars (for the 50% I read). So disappointing because this book was highly anticipated. Although it’s well written and others have absolutely loved it, I was not engaged with the characters or the plot. DNF 50%. Not reviewed.
What was your favorite October read?
Did we read any of the same books?
Which of these books is on your TBR?
October Blog Posts:
Ever Rest Review
This Tender Land Review
All I Want For Christmas is the Girl Next Door Review
The Fountains of Silence Review
The Night of Many Endings Review
Don’t Be a Stranger: How to Make Connections in the Book Blogging Community (Discussion)
Is a Balanced Reading Life Important? (Discussion)
The Things We Cannot Say Review
TTT: Ten Favorite Book Settings
Why You Need to Fail (excerpt)
The Water Dancer Review
TTT: Ten Bookish Pet Peeves
The Unlikely Yarrn of the Dragon Lady Review
Crying in H Mart Review
The Women of Copper Company Review
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
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~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
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