October : My Month in Review

Posted On 31 October 2018

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October – why did you have to fly by so quickly?  This month I read twelve books and caught up a little with some reviews although I’m still a bit behind.  I checked out the third batch of my SPFBO books and I have some tough decisions to make – hopefully my update will be up either tomorrow or Friday.  I’m still undecided to be honest, this batch is proving tough to choose between.  My lovely looking covers for the month can be found here.  Here’s my month in review:

Books read:  this month = 12 (with reviews linked)

  1. No Sleep Till Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
  2. The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
  3. Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein by Emma Newman; Tade Thompson; Paul Meloy; Kaaron Warren; Rose Biggin
  4. Charmcaster by Sebastien DeCastell
  5. Soulbinder by Sebastien DeCastell
  6. Slenderman – by ‘Annonymous’
  7. House of Glass by Susan Fletcher
  8. Chasing Graves by Ben Galley
  9. In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey
  10. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
  11. The Boy on the Bridge by M R Carey
  12. The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

What’ve you been reading??

Backlist books

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.

Unfinished series completed:

I’m not sure if The Boy on the Bridge is the completion of the series or not?  I can’t figure out if MR Carey plans on more from this world or not.

Books Bought: 

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

Review Books

  1. Slenderman – by ‘Annonymous’
  2. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  3. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  4. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  5. The Taking of Annie Thorne by CJ Tudor
  6. The Winters by Lisa Gabriele
  7. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

I have a couple of covers to compare:

Not sure which I like best out of the above two.  I like the colours and feel of the second cover but then the dark red and black cover feels very seasonally appropriate.  Which do you like best.

Again, really difficult to choose.  I love the second cover and the two covers that come before from this set are beautiful.  But then check out that first cover.  It’s beautiful.  I can’t choose – can you?

Finally, the SPFBO.  The third month is coming to an end.   I’ve read at least the first 30% of all six books and will be posting the outcome very soon although I’m finding it difficult to choose.


23 Responses to “October : My Month in Review”

  1. Tammy


    • @lynnsbooks

      It was on Edelweiss. Sorry would have told you but I always assume everyone else has the books already. It might still be on there. 😄

      • Tammy

        I found it, somehow it got by me! Sorry, I didn’t mean to “yell” at you, I was just so excited!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha. I didn’t think you were yelling. I understood the excitement and tbh I felt a little guilty for not letting you and others know I’d seen it on there. I just always assume you’ll all be way ahead of me at spotting things. If I see anything in future I’ll DM you anyway just in case. 😄

      • @lynnsbooks

        I genuinely didn’t think you were yelling 😀

  2. jennifertarheelreader

    What a month in reads, Lynn! I want to read the new Arden book, and you are right- both covers are stunning. I think I’ll go with the second, too?/

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the covers for the Arden books – they’re so very different and yet gorgeous.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Great month! I read the first few pages of An Easy Death last night and am intrigued so far

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Funny how I featured CJ Tudor’s book for my Waiting on Wednesday today, and had I not done that I probably wouldn’t have realized it would be published under a completely different title in the UK! So excited for it, and can’t wait to hear what you think 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to it – I missed his first book so was really happy to receive a copy of this.
      Lynn 😀

  5. pcochrun

    I have Storm of Locusts also. I just read the first one, so I’m excited to read it!

  6. jessicabookworm

    Wow Lynn, lots of bookish fun going on for you in October! I absolutely love the second cover for Julie Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox, but don’t ask my choose between the covers for The Winter of the Witch: they are both too gorgeous!

    As for my own reading, I finished three books and caught up with most of my reviews – only two remaining! My favourite read was Kin by Snorri Kristjansson. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m so happy you loved Kin – I can’t see if the author plans more but I seriously hope he does.
      Lynn 😀

  7. waytoofantasy

    Oh wow, excited that you got the new Roanhorse to reveiw!
    Looks like a great month overall. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Tethered Mage.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I was a bit surprised about the Roanhorse book – very happily surprised.
      Lynn 😀

  8. sjhigbee

    I REALLY want to read the Arden trilogy – but I’m going to wait until after November before tracking them down as I want to get through Sci Fi month first…

  9. Jen | Book Den

    October really did fly by. I haven’t looked to see how many books I read. I’m afraid it will depress me. LOL.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by – it’s a tiny bit depressing, I really wish time would slow down.
      Lynn 😀

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