October : My Month in Review

Posted On 31 October 2017

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October – why do you have to leave so quickly!  Hope you’ve all had a lovely month.  Here’s what I’ve been up to book wise:

Books read: 

  1. Deadlands by Seanan McGuire
  2. The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood
  3. The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
  4. A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough
  5. Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
  6. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  7. Spellslinger 2: Shadowblack by Sebastien De Castell
  8. Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  9. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

My covers are here.

I’ve been lucky again with books this month with some very enjoyable reads.  Fingers crossed for another good month of reading during November.

Backlist books

  1. A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: (I’ve gone a bit crazy this month it seems!)

  1. Temeraire by Naomi Novik
  2. Strange Practice: A Dr Greta Helsing Novel by Vivian Shaw
  3. Running Out Of Space: Sunblinded One by S. J. Higbee
  4. Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castle
  5. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  6. Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
  7. River of Teeth by Sarah Galley
  8. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  9. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  10. Envy of Angels: A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace

Review Books:

  1. The Realms of God by Michael Livingston
  2. Firestorm by Lucy Hounsom
  3. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
  4. Gluttony Bay by Matt Wallace
  5. Master Assassins by Robert V S Redick
  6. The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
  7. The Nine by Tracy Townsend
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11 Responses to “October : My Month in Review”

  1. Captain's Quarters

    Excellent list of bought books matey! I am looking forward to reading running out of space which I rushed to buy! I need to buy the river of teeth novellas and the spellslinger books. I am interested in yer review of touch not the cat because I have never read anything else by Mary Stewart except the hollow hills books. Sheesh! I need more loot and more time! Arrrrr!
    x The Captain

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I need more time for sure. I seem to have gone all gungho with the loot – can’t stop myself!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m glad you had a great month! My October could have been better, but here’s hoping I’ve seen the end of the 2 star streak that I had a couple weeks ago!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I couldn’t believe all your 2 star reads – I would have given up I think, I have to admire that you stuck with them. I find that my reading goes off really badly if I’m struggling with a book – it becomes an obstacle and I can’t move on until I make the decision to not finish. I don’t like doing it but sometimes I have to. Good luck with your November reads – hope they’re lots better.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I just got a copy of The Naturalist too, I hear it’s fantastic! Ooh Mary Stewart, cool, I read The Crystal Cave years ago and loved it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve not read any Mary Stewart so I’m looking forward to this.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    And here goes my vow about not adding any more titles to my ever-lengthening list of “wanted” books! 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know exactly what you mean – my wishlist is ridiculous.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Looks like a great month of reading and with all those lovely new books hopefully more great reading to come; fingers crossed! 🙂

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