October: Rife with Reads!

Oh October, how I looooove thee! This one was particularly good to me as far as reading goes. My list of reads for the month is kinda ginormous. Keep in mind that Dewey’s Read-a-Thon happened. That always ups the numbers dramatically for this gal.

I’ve only reviewed a few of these. Most of those were mini-reviews. Apparently I don’t review books anymore? That’s a subject for a different post!

I didn’t do it on purpose but half of the books I read in October were nonfiction. That makes me happy in the nerdiest way.

  1. The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein*
  2. Writers Between the Covers by Jodi Rendon & Shannon McKenna Schmidt*
  3. Hippie Boy by Ingrid Ricks*
  4. The Courtiers by Lucy Worsley*
  5. The Secret Life of Objects By Dawn Raffel*
  6. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  7. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
  8. Saints by Gene Luen Yang
  9. The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule
  10. Late Lights by Kara Weiss
  11. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  12. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  13. The House Girl by Tara Conklin
  14. Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt
  15. November’s Fury by Michael Schumacher*
  16. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed*
  17. The Family by David Laskin*
  18. Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller*
  19. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. Constance by Franny Moyle*
  21. The Butler by Wil Haygood*
* = Nonfiction

And so ends one of my favorite months. Now, onto November!

How was October for you?

59 thoughts on “October: Rife with Reads!

  1. Holy Schnikes! Just reading this long list feels like a non-fiction book to me. Bravo!! p.s. I read spooky books this month for Halloween


  2. If you need a review break, take it! 🙂 I actually have calendar-scheduled out, with the specific dates that I post book reviews, so that helps me keep up with making sure I post reviews!


  3. Wowsers! Each month you seem to read more and more!! I read a ton of pages in October but only 4 complete books – they were just huge ones!


  4. You make me sick! Looking at your reading list makes me want to quit my job and bury myself in my room with a stack of books! (This is pure jealousy speaking…don't be offended 😉


  5. Great list for October! I've been reading and listening to so many more books than I review, it's getting on my nerves! But I just keep on starting the next book anyway…


  6. As ever I am in awe of your reading habits! October was weird for me, I couldn't focus on one book so kept starting new ones which meant I barely finished any. I think I need to start focusing my reading…I have high hopes for November though 😀


  7. October was okay, but not great. Normally I read a massive amount during November and December so I'm hoping that same magical thing will happen this year, as well. Not starting out well, though, because I have to go out of town for work. Boo.


  8. Looks like a great October. I am also in a kind of book reviewing slump. Need to get back at it. I read too many books on my holidays and never caught up with the reviewing. Sometimes i think I should just let it slide and get reviewing with the next book i read.


  9. Ya did great! Wow! I haven't actually tabulated everything I read. I've been working really hard and a lot of extra hours, so I ended up reading fewer new books and devouring a bunch of 'old friends' for comfort. Lots of Jayne Anne Krentz, a few Dick Francis books, some Laurie King…I forget what all, but it's all on Goodreads. 🙂


  10. October is always a busy month for me. Our first quarter ends, and we have a lot of deadlines. And there is no way I will ever read more than twenty books in any month… not unless I give up sleep entirely! I did finish some very long books, and bought more books to add to my tbr pile!


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