October: My month in review
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)
- The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue
- A City Dreaming by Daniel Polanski
- The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett
- Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- The Witches of New York by Ami McKay – review to follow
- Ashes of Honour by Seanan McGuire – review to follow
- The Ninth Wind by Moses Siregar III
- As the Crow Flies by Robin Lythgoe
- Unwilling Souls by Gregory D Little
Last month’s covers are here.
None this month.
Unfinished series completed:
None this month – I was concentrating on finishing my SPFBO.
Books Bought: (with links to Goodreads synopsis)
Review Books: (with links to Goodreads)
- 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.
- The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman – I’m loving this series and can’t wait to delve into this one.
- Roseblood by A G Howard – I featured this on a recent Waiting on Wednesday – the cover is stunning and I love the idea
- 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!
I like both of these covers – they both have a classical book feel to them, but if pushed I would say I prefer the second cover. I like the font and the colour, it has an old parchment feel to it and I like the placement of the title.
Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday)
Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Breaking the Spine where every week we get to shine the spotlight on a book that we’re looking forward to.
The Friday Face off by Books by Proxy
Friday Firsts is a weekly event hosted by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. which is a great way to let everyone know the first sentence and first impressions for your current read.
- Readalong for Ashes of Honour (October Daye #6) by Seanan McGuire (starts 8th Oct) – now complete
- Readalong for Kushiel’s Mercy (Imriel’s Trilogy, #3) by Jacqueline Carey (starts (starts 9th Oct)
Classic Clubs read:
Unfortunately none this month – currently focusing on my SPFBO entries.
Previous months in review:
The SPFBO 2: My posts:
- There can be only one #SPFBO 2016
- Cover Love: #SPFBO 2016
- #SPFBO Spotlight : the first five books..
- #SPFBO Spotlight : the first five books: update
- #SPFBO Spotlight : the second set of books..
- #SPFBO Review: Rebel’s Honor by Gwynn White
- #SPFBO Spotlight : the second set of five: update
- #SPFBO The third Set of books, plus update plus review
- The Fourth Set of books, plus update, plus review
- The Fifth Set of books, plus update, plus review
- The Sixth set of books, plus update, plus review