October: My month in review

Posted On 31 October 2016

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October was here and then gone – in the blink of an eye.  How come the months are flying by so fast!  Anyway, another busy month I’ve read a total of nine books this month and also managed to conclude the first stage of my SPFBO event along with the other nine bloggers.  I’ve also taken part in Horror October which was great and – looking at my book list so far this year I’ve now read 100 books.  I hope you all had a great month. Now, here’s my month in review.

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue
  2. A City Dreaming by Daniel Polanski
  3. The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett
  4. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  5. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay – review to follow
  6. Ashes of Honour by Seanan McGuire – review to follow
  7. The Ninth Wind by Moses Siregar III
  8. As the Crow Flies by Robin Lythgoe
  9. Unwilling Souls by Gregory D Little

Last month’s covers are here.

Backlist books

None this month.

Unfinished series completed:

None this month – I was concentrating on finishing my SPFBO.

Books Bought: (with links to Goodreads synopsis)

  1. Kushiel’s Mercy by Jacqueline Carey
  2. The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

Review Books: (with links to Goodreads)

  1. The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood – this sounds lovely, maybe more magical realism than swords and sorcery fantasy but I do like the sound of it.
  2. The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman – I’m loving this series and can’t wait to delve into this one.
  3. Roseblood by A G Howard – I featured this on a recent Waiting on Wednesday – the cover is stunning and I love the idea
  4. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – this has got to by my most anticipated book!  I’ve loved everything written by Mark Lawrence so far as I have high expectations indeed!

17 Responses to “October: My month in review”

  1. Carmen

    Wow! What a busy month you had reading-wise! And I love the pale cover of The Burning Place.

  2. Tammy

    I can’t wait to read your review of Certain Dark Things! And I hope you love Jack Sparks. That book is going in my top ten list this year, I just adored it:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, how exciting – I can’t wait to pick it up now!
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    It’s been a good month for you – congratulations on having got to the end phase of #SPFBO. I’m awed at the amount of work you’ve put into this… I spent a chunk of Saturday night chatting with Mark Lawrence, among others, in the bar at Bristolcon. He’s a thoroughly nice bloke and the conversation ranged far and wide. I mentioned to him we were blogging buddies:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoy taking part to be honest and I think it’s actually a really good event. How cool that you got to meet ML – I would love that, although I’m usually useless when I meet authors, I just clam up! He comes across as a really nice bloke – he interacts with all his fans and responds to comments which I think is great.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        To be honest, I forgot I was talking to a best-selling author fairly quickly. For starters, he doesn’t rub your nose in it and the lovely thing about Bristolcon is there are shedloads of fab authors very happy to chat to fans and fellow authors… it’s a brilliant, brilliant con.

      • @lynnsbooks

        It sounds like a great event – you must have had a wonderful time! I still would have been star struck – I just turn into a wreck when I’m around the authors I like, I guess it’s like the way some people react to movie stars – or boy bands!

      • sjhigbee

        I’ve been so lucky – attending a series of conferences means I’ve met a fair number of authors. And they’ve all been lovely:).

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Another month behind us, it’s scary to think how fast time has flown by. I hope you’ll get a chance to check out Jack Sparks, I loved it! I think it’ll be right up your alley 🙂

  5. Lisa @TenaciousReader

    Great month! I loved Jack Sparks! Look forward to hearing what you think of it!

  6. jessicabookworm

    Well done for completing the first stage of the SPFBO event – I am always impressed with how many books you trial for it and I can totally understand how it takes over your reading. Also, well done for being so good with your new books and review copies. Happy reading in November 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s time to behave! It makes me start to feel like I’ve not got too much to read and yet I do – but I just want to catch up (well, at least a little bit). Plus my stats on Netgalley never seem to rise about 74% and I’m determined to get above 80%.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I recently got above 80%, but it seemed to take a very long time! 😛

      • @lynnsbooks

        I know that feeling – it’s taking me forever!

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