October 2021 Wrap Up

Posted November 1, 2021 by Carole in Monthly Wrap-Up / 11 Comments

October 2021

Time just doesn’t seem to want to slow down and somehow it is already November.  Things started feeling like fall this month and I have enjoyed the cooler temperatures.  This was a pretty normal month for us.  We worked every day and walked the dogs probably 1,000 times.  (Okay maybe not quite a 1,000 but it sometimes feels like it.)  We celebrated my mom’s birthday and got to see my daughter’s trombone recital.  

I am pretty happy with this month’s reading totals.  14 books is a pretty respectable number of books read.  Some of the books that I read were pretty short but I also tackled a few longer books so I think it all evens out in the end.  I read through the goals that I wrote at the beginning of the year which helped me get focused on cleaning up some of the older review books that I have.  On bookstagram, I am trying to have more fun.  I dropped out of several engagement groups so that I have fewer things that I am obligated to do and can have some time for fun.  I ended the month with 2,011 followers.

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

Books Read

Reading Stats
Books Read: 14
Audiobooks: 7
Digital Books: 6
Print Books: 1
Re-Reads: 2

Book Source for Books Read in October
NetGalley: 9
Edelweiss: 1
Direct from Publisher/Author/Narrator/Publicist: 3
Purchased/Freebie: 1
Kindle Unlimited/Audible Plus: 0
Borrowed/Library:  2
*Some books may fit into more than one category

Goodreads: 123/100

End of the Month NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 89% 
 660 Approved | 589 Feedback Sent

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

Favorite of the Month

Up Next

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

11 responses to “October 2021 Wrap Up

  1. I’ve felt like time has been flying too. Glad you could go and had a good time at the trombone recital and yay for reading a big stack of good books this month. I will get to that Deanna Raybourn eventually. Way to go sticking to your yearly goals.

    Have a great November, Carole!

  2. I commend your dedication to your dogs. They are a lot of work. Glad you are enjoying your IG time and look at your following! Applause, applause.

  3. i’m glad you had a nice October. Mine was a mix of good and not…bad…but sad, I guess. I’m happy those moments are over with, and hopefully November will be a good month. 🙂


  4. oh I feel you, I have no idea why time can’t slow down. I think the only month that felt slow for me was January. Love seeing all the books that you read. I really like seeing a Melissa Foster there.

    Hope your month in November is a wonderful one.

  5. 14 books is a great reading month. I had a very prolific for me reading month too with 8 books in total. That puts me right on track for keeping my book a week goal!

    I’d love to pick your brain a bit on engagement groups sometime. I can understand how they would be helpful in sharing my content more, but I fear it would turn bookstagram into more of a job.

  6. I LOVE fall! Good job on the 14 books 🙂
    I’ve read a sad ZERO books….. I just didn’t feel like it this month and have been trying to do more stuff that I felt like doing 🙂

  7. October did seem to go by crazy fast! You got some great reading done and I’m so excited to see that the Deanna Raybourn was your favorite of the month. I have that one coming up on my TBR. Hope November is wonderful.