October 2018 Monthly Wrap-up


Welcome to my October 2018 Wrap-up! A Monthly Wrap-up is exactly what it sounds like, a summary of the month. I’ll be recapping books I read, purchased/borrowed, posts of the month, a little bit of what’s going on outside the blog. I’m linking this post to the Monthly Wrap-up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction, hosted by Nicole.

I can’t believe that October has ended, and November is upon us. Happy Halloween to those that celebrate. The little ghosts and goblins (unicorns and superheroes) had a cold evening treat-or-treating here in Colorado, the temperature was in the lower 30’s… burr. I remember those day’s long ago when my children had to wear their costumes over winter coats. Thank goodness those days are over, it’s nice to see all the little ones dressed up.

I had a goal this month to read more books than purchased and if I include all the audiobooks, I reached that goal. Yay me! October was also a productive month for posting Bookish Thoughts. I made sure to spend a bit of time every morning working on posts, although, I don’t have any upcoming scheduled, surprisingly I’m okay with that.



Books Read/Listened to in October:


The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Pretty Little Things by T.M.E. Walsh
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
A Good Marriage by Stephen King
Under Locke by Mariana Zapata
The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
Putney by Sofka Zinovieff
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult



Reading Stats:

Total Books Read: 16
eBooks: 0
Books: 7
Audiobooks: 9

Library Borrowed: 9
From My Shelves: 7
Gifted: 0

Longest Book: 497 pages; Under Locke by Mariana Zapata
Shortest Book: 310 pages; The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Total Books Read/Listened to Since January 2018: 141



Favorite Reads this Month:


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Putney by Sofka Zinovieff



Inky Impressions Bookish Thoughts:  




Books Purchased in October:

Purchased This Month: 13
Hardcover: 9
Paperback: 4
Kindle: 0


The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Medicine Man by Saffron A. Kent
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Beartown (Beartown #1) by Fredrik Backman
Consumed (Firefighters #1) by J.R. Ward
The Witch Elm by Tana French
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith
Sadie by Courtney Summers



Books/Audiobooks Borrowed in October:


Pretty Little Things by T.M.E. Walsh
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
A Good Marriage by Stephen King
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels
Putney by Sofka Zinovieff
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Winter in Paradise (Paradise #1) by Elin Hilderbrand



Did you have a good reading month in October? Have you read any of the books I have listed?

Happy Reading – Jovita


18 comments:

  1. Congrats on reading so many great books in October. I've got The Tattooist Of Auschwitz in my wishlist though I'm hoping to get the audio version

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    1. The audiobook was wonderful, I hope you enjoy it. I'm going to purchase the paperback to add to my shelves. Have a wonderful day Stephanie.

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  2. It looks like you read/listened to quite a few books last month! I feel like October was a slow month for me, but I did catch up on my comics! The only one of these I've read is Sadie. It was dark yet a little hopeful. Her story is something that will stick with me for a long time. I love the way they included the podcasts. It made everything feel more realistic.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I haven't read any Comics, I wouldn't even know where to start. I did hear that it was better to listen to Sadie because of the podcasts that were included. I may listen and read along at the same time. I'm glad you it was a good read for you.

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  3. October was a great reading month for you. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful covers and fantastic variety of genres you chose.

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    1. I do like to switch up genres, sometimes if I read too much from one I get in a reading slump. Have a wonderful day Danielle.

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  4. Looks like you had a great reading month. I really liked The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein.

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    1. It was the first book by Kiersten White and I'm very much looking forward to read other books by her.

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  5. Great looking list of books. See what I read Girl Who Reads

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  6. Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE My Lady Jane. It made me laugh SO SO hard. I just finished reading the next book, My Plain Jane, and thought it was also really good. What did you think of it?

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    1. Yes, it was such a fun read. It had me laughing so much. I have book two, My Plain Jane, but I may listen to that on audio as well. I heard it mentioned that book one was way better. We'll see. Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting.

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  7. Sorry Halloween was cold there---we actually had warmer than usual weather here in the Chicago area, so we had a lot of trick-or-treaters!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I'm sure those little kiddos were very happy with the warmer weather.. and the parents too. Have a great day Nicole.

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  8. You had a great reading month, so many of these books are on my TBR. Sadie is high on my Wishlist, I'm still recovering from All the Rage!

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    1. I've been wanting to read All the Rage, but I think I need to be in the right mood to read it. I also heard Sadie is highly emotional as well. Thank you for visiting Rebecca.

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