October Wrap Up

Posted November 6, 2020 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 12 Comments

October 2020
Hopefully, October will be the end of all the crazy in my world.  We finally sold our former home on October 30.  There were a few moments that I wasn’t sure it was going to happen and more hoops to jump through than I could have imagined.  The stress was overwhelming at times.  I lost a lot of sleep and broke into hives at one point.  It felt really good to end the month on such a high point.
I decided to just start reading whatever books fit my mood at the time and it seems to be helping.  I am still reading less than I did before my life was taken over by the move but I am really enjoying what I am reading.  I am rating books higher and I believe that is because I am matching books to my mood instead of going by a schedule.  I am not going to stress over how many books I am reading as long as I am enjoying myself.

I am linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-Up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.
Books Read

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel – My Review
Send Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf – My Review
The Russian Cage by Charlaine Harris
All About Us by Tom Ellen – My Review
Southern Spirits by Angie Fox
A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox
The Tory by T.J. London – My Review
Murder by Other Means by John Scalzi
Silent World by Kate L. Mary

Reading Stats
Books Read: 9
Audiobooks: 5
Digital Books: 3
Print Books: 1
Re-Reads: 1

Book Source for Books Read in October
NetGalley: 3
Edelweiss: 0
Direct from Publisher/Author/Narrator/Publicist: 2
Purchased/Freebie: 1
Kindle Unlimited/Audible Plus: 2
Borrowed/Library:  1
*Some books may fit into more than one category

Goodreads: 101/100

Library Love: 1 read toward the challenge in October / 11 total for the year
Audiobook Challenge: 5 read towards the challenge in October / 51 total for the year
New Release Challenge: 4 read towards the challenge in October / 47 total for the year

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 89% 

 588 Approved | 521 Feedback Sent

End of the Month Edelweiss Stats
10 books to review | 99 downloaded

Favorite of the October

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How was your month? Do you have any reading or blogging goals for November?

12 responses to “October Wrap Up

  1. I'm so glad the house headache is behind you and reading/listening to what is really catching your eye is a good way to get back into your usual reading habits. I see several in your stack that I really enjoyed, too. I still need to get my hands on the John Scalzi.

    • Yes, the author says that the story is based on her mother's life but it is labeled fiction. After I finished the book, I took a look on the author's website and was happy to find photos of many of the people from the book.

  2. I am so glad you sold your house! Congratulations. What a relief that must be! I look forward to reading your thoughts on Russian Cage. I am excited about that one. I am glad you have been enjoying your reading despite everything you've been dealing with. I hope November will be a good month for you!

  3. I think reading what suits your mood is very appropriate this year. I'm selecting books more carefully for ARCs in that frame of mind. I'm so happy for you to be able to try some new non-moving activities for awhile.

    Anne – Books of My Heart